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)
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
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:
VUELCO Photo Galleries
Scientific Advice, Decision Making and Risk Communication