EUROVOLC: Bringing the European volcanological community closer together
will construct an integrated and harmonized European volcanological community able to fully support, exploit and build-upon existing and emerging national and pan-European research infrastructures, including e-Infrastructures of the European Supersite volcanoes. The harmonization includes linking scientists and stakeholders and connecting still isolated volcanological infrastructures located at in situ volcano observatories (VO) and volcanological research institutions (VRIs).
For this purpose, 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 Institutions. These activities will address four broad transversal Themes:
- Community building,
- Volcano-Atmosphere interaction,
- Sub-surface processes, and
Volcanic crisis preparedness and risk management of particular interest to the overall Earth Science community.
UI is a full partner of the EUROVOLC project. Our team of 5 scientists and specialists contribute to this project through the active participation as follows: UI leads WP6 (NA3.1 and NA3.3), provides Trans National Access in WP14, and leads networking activities NA1.2 and NA1.4 under WP2.
The EUROVOLC consortium includes volcano observatories in Europe responsible for surveillance of volcanoes and for providing advice on their activity in Italy, Iceland, Portugal (the Azores), Greece (volcanic islands) and France (overseas territories), as well as additional partners responsible for providing advice to authorities on volcanic risk and hazard. This consortium of VOs comprises all volcano observatories in Europe (see Figure below).
Detailed information on the EUROVOLC project and its latest developments, including Calls for applications for Trans-national and Virtual Access, can be monitored closely on the EUROVOLC website: https://EUROVOLC.eu. The EUROVOLC project can also be followed on social media through the dedicated #eurovolc and @eurovolc usernames on Twitter and Instagram, and Facebook.
Geographical distribution of European volcanoes (red circles): on the European continents,
plus Canary islands (left) and in overseas countries (right)