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 videosOur 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 Course, Olot, Garrotxa, Spain

Volcano in Olot, SpainWe are delighted to announce the VUELCO 2015 short-course: Coping with volcanic unrest. The course will run from September 20 to  25 and will be held  in Olot, Garrotxa, Spain.


Full details can be found on this link.


Recent VUELCO Short Courses

Photo galleries and videos of recent VUELCO short courses can be viewed by following the links below:



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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