EUROVOLC: Bringing the European volcanological community closer together
- Start date: 1 February 2018
- End date: 31 January 2021
- Funder: EU Horizon 2020
- Primary investigator: Professor Andy Hooper
- External primary investigator:
Dr Kristin Vogfjord, Icelandic Met Office
The European Network of Observatories and Research Infrastructures for Volcanology (EUROVOLC) is a H2020 Research and Innovation Project of the European Commission. It 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,
- Volcanic crisis preparedness and risk management of particular interest to the overall Earth Science community.
UNIVLEEDS is a full partner of the EUROVOLC project. Our team of 6 scientists and specialists contribute to this project through the active participation as follows: UNIVLEEDS leads WP10, WP21 and WP22 (NCAS), and participates in WP9, WP12 and all networking work packages.
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.