Volcanic Unrest in Europe and Latin America

Start: October 1, 2011

Duration: 48 months

European Partners:

University of Bristol (UK)

University of Leeds (UK)

University of Munich (D)

CSIC (Spain)

INGV (Italy)

DPC (Italy)

CNRS (France)

Overseas Partners:

Geophysical Institute (Ecuador)

UNAM (Mexico)

Seismic Research Unit (Trinidad and Tobago)


VUELCO Newsletters

VUELCO Newsletter


VUELCO videosThe VUELCO project closed on 30 September 2015 and this website is no longer being updated, however the material contained here details the work and goals from 2011 to 2015.


Our knowledge of the causative links between subsurface processes, resulting unrest signals and imminent eruption, today, is inadequate to deal effectively with crises of volcanic unrest.


The VUELCO project consortium has come together for a multi-disciplinary attack on the origin, nature and significance of volcanic unrest from the scientific contributions generated by collaboration of ten partners in Europe and Latin America. Dissecting the science of monitoring data from unrest periods at six type volcanoes in Italy, Spain, the West Indies, Mexico and Ecuador the consortium will create global strategies for 1) enhanced monitoring capacity and value, 2) mechanistic data interpretation and 3) identification of reliable eruption precursors; all from the geophysical, geochemical and geodetic fingerprints of unrest episodes.


VUELCO Short Courses

Volcano in Olot, Spain


The VUELCO project ran three short courses which were open to qualifying students across the globe.

The short courses were held in Ecuador, Dominica and Spain. Videos and photo galleries from these events are available to view following the links below:





For videos of field trips and interviews with project members follow this link:



VUELCO Photo Galleries

Olot Photo Gallery

Dominica Photo Gallery

Ecuador Photo Gallery

Tungurahua Field Trip

Mexico Photo Gallery


Scientific Advice, Decision Making and Risk Communication

          VUELCO 2nd Workshop, Rome 2013



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