The VUELCO project closed on 30 September 2015 and this website is no longer being updated, however, the material contained here details the work and goals from 2011 to 2015.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 in 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 the collaboration of ten partners in Europe and Latin America. Dissecting the science of monitoring data from unrest periods at six types of 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:
For videos of field trips and interviews with project members follow this link:
VUELCO Photo Galleries
Scientific Advice, Decision Making, and Risk Communication