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:
Latest news and Announcements
We are pleased to announce the launch of the EUROVOLC citizen science tool for volcanic events available here: https://eurovolc.bgs.ac.uk/ This is a platform for collating observations from people witnessing volcanic phenomena at European and other volcanoes. The tool allows you to contribute your own observations, as well as to access observations collected through other citizen science
We are pleased to finally be able to offer the Iceland summer school this September! This event will be entirely virtual, in the hope that this will enable more people to participate, in spite of COVID-19 restrictions. Registration and further information are found here.
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.