Volcanic Unrest in Europe and Latin America
Start: October 1, 2011
Duration: 48 months
University of Bristol (UK)
University of Leeds (UK)
Geophysical Institute (Ecuador)
Seismic Research Unit (Trinidad and Tobago)
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 Course, Quito, Ecuador
Held in Ecuador, in November 2014, this short-course was aimed at post-graduate students, volcano observatory personnel and other professionals with an interest in pre-eruptive stages of volcanic activity.
The course was attended by around 50 people from 12 different countries and gave all an opportunity to improve their understanding of volcanic unrest.
Scientific Advice, Decision Making and Risk Communication