The Azores Volcano Observatory (AZVO) operates within the Centro de Informaҫão e Vigilância Sismovulcânica dos Aҫores (CIVISA), which monitors natural hazards in the Azores archipelago. AZVO will provide access to the existing volcanological infrastructure to carry out experiments in the active volcanic systems of S. Miguel Island.

Installations comprise of: (1) Azores University building -Facility access: Office space including access to computers, internet, office support and multidisciplinary data bases relevant to the activity; (2) Fieldwork: Logistic support for field experiments providing vehicles, equipment and two experienced persons (one technician and one scientist) to assist; (3) Seismic equipment; (4) GPS equipment; (5) Gas equipment; (6) Support equipment.