EUROVOLC: Bringing the European volcanological community closer together

EUROVOLC Project Description

The European Network of Observatories and Research Infrastructures for Volcanology (EUROVOLC) project facilitates communication and integration within the European volcanological community, bringing together the wide range of disciplines necessary for effective volcanic research (e.g. seismology, physical volcanology, geodesy, geochemistry, petrology, rock and fluid mechanics, earth observation, meteorology, social sciences and informatics), European Volcano Supersite e-infrastructures implemented in the FUTUREVOLC and MED-SUV projects and a test bed for validation of new models and integrated techniques.

Collaborative research will be carried out, best practices and procedures developed, networking and communication between research institutes, volcano observatories, civil protection and Volcanic Ash Advisory Centres improved on, and training resources for the public and young researchers developed.

There are over 60 active volcanic systems in Europe and European overseas territories including Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Reunion and Tristan da Cunha. However, because of increased globalisation and international supply chains, Europe is also vulnerable to eruptions worldwide. Therefore, there is also a need for the European volcanological community to provide a coordinated response to global volcanic events.

EUROVOLC will carry out Networking and Joint Research activities and offer Trans-national and Virtual Access to the main European Volcano Observatories and Volcano Research Infrastructures through 25 work packages. These activities will address four broad transversal Themes:

  1. Community building
  2. Volcano-Atmosphere interaction
  3. Sub-surface progress
  4. Volcanic crisis preparedness and risk management

Latest news and Announcements

Second Trans-national access call results

Announcing the Successful TNA Proposals Evaluation of proposals submitted to EUROVOLC’s second Trans-national Access Call in fall 2019 has been completed. The 27 research projects listed below were funded. Due to travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, many of them are on standby until they can be carried out without too much inconvenience and

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New Research Topic of Frontiers in Earth Science

A new Research Topic of Frontiers in Earth Science (Impact Factor 2.892, CiteScore 2.74) has been launched on 12 June 2020.  Basaltic Volcanism: From Magmatic Processes to Eruptive Styles (editors R. A. Corsaro, A. Peltier, C. M. Petrone and A. J. Pietruszka).  “Understanding the links between volcanic phenomena (e.g., type, intensity, and location of eruption), real-time monitoring data

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Project structure

The project is categorised into 4 main themes, containing tasks of Networking, Joint Research and Trans-national/Virtual Accesses through 25 Work Packages. To explore themes, activities and outcomes of the collaboration, press the image. 


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