EUROVOLC will initiate integrating activities that will build resilient, sustained connections between the distributed and fragmented volcanological entities, foster collaboration and encourage harmonization and standardisation of data, research methodologies and products, and will develop standards for estimation and management of volcanic hazard and its communication to authorities, the public and media.

Theme 4 of EUROVOLC  is centered on Volcanic Crisis Preparedness and Risk Management. It’s main topics are:

  • Identification of hazard scenarios, multi-hazard assessments, and pre-event impact assessments.
  • New strategies to facilitate: sharing and promotion of best practices; communication between scientists and society (including decision-makers, population and media).
  • Task force: establishment of a European expert team of back-up scientists and infrastructure.


  • Collaboration between volcano monitoring institutions and European Civil Protection agencies for management of volcanic hazard
  • A complete European Catalogue of European Volcanoes (ECW) and related volcanic hazards, and guidelines for a Volcano Monitoring Status level system (EVMS)
  • Development of tools for hazard assessment and risk management
  • Access to the Icelandic Volcano Observatory (IVO)
  • Access to the Italian Volcano Observatories and Research Institutions
  • Access to Azores Volcano Observatory
  • Access to Guadeloupe, Martinique and Piton del la Furnaise Volcano Observatories
  • Physical access to on-site modelling resources
  • Access to EPOS VO-TCS
  • Virtual access to hazard assessment tools
  • Access to the Volcano Dynamics Computational Centre