VUELCO | Events

Third Short Course Olot, Spain 20-26 September 2015 We 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 here. 2015 Second Short CourseVUELCO short course field trip in Dominica Dominica 10-15 May 2015 Look at the photo gallery. 2014 First Short Course Quito, EcuadorWatch the short course video 6 to 16 November 2014 Read about this recent event. Watch the video. View gallery of photos from the Tungurahua field trip by following this link. COV8: Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 9-13 September 2014 COV8 VUELCO members attended the COV8 event in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from 9-13 September 2014, where hundreds of volcanologists from around the globe gathered to discuss living in harmony with volcanoes. The cultural practices of those living close to volcanoes was discussed as well as how science and technology can be integrated with local cultures to reduce the risk of disaster. There were field trips, discussions and presentations and demonstrations of emergency response to disaster. Steering Group and Preparation for Simulation Exercise 3 This event took place in Barcelona on 21 and 22 July 2014. SG and DET Meeting and Simulation Exercise 2 This exercise began with a field trip to Campei Flegrei, Italy, followed by a visit to the Vesuvius Volcano Observatory and concluding with simulation exercise meetings and debriefing at the Department for Civil Protection in Rome. 9 to 13 February 2014 WP8 Meeting Barcelona, Spain 13-15 January 2014 Watch a video of the work package 8 meeting on establishing communication protocols for use in the event of volcanic crisis. 2013 2nd VUELCO Workshop 7 and 8 November 2013 Italian Civil Protection Headquarters, Rome, Italy "Scientific assessment, decision-making, risk communication" Read more and see the event in pictures ... VOBP2 2-6 November 2013VOBP2 Erice, Sicily Read more information (pdf) VUELCO SG & DET and Consortium Meeting 25-7 September Engineers' House, Bristol, UK Read more .... IAVCEI Japan Members of VUELCO attended the IAVCEI conference in Kagoshima, Japan in July. A list of presentations made by the team can be viewed here. VUELCO Conference Barcelona conference VUELCO held a two day conference in Barcelona on 7 and 8 March. A representative of the EC was in attendance and team members presented their project research to date. The event provided an excellent networking opportunity enabling the VUELCO members to plan and coordinate future integration activites. In pictures ... ABSTRACT BOOK (pdf format) PROGRAMME (pdf format) Steering Group and DET Meeting 3 The Steering and DET Committee met in Barcelona on 6 March 2013, to review recent events, including the simulated evacuation in Mexico, November 2012 and made plans for the next evacuation exercise to be held in Sicily in February 2014. 2012 VUELCO Simulation Exercise, Colima, Mexico Jo Gottsmann interviewed at simulated evacuation exercise, Mexico The VUELCO project co-organised and participated in an unrest simulation exercise during the Cities on Volcanoes 7 conference in Colima, Mexico. The simulation was based on a unrest scenario for the Fuego de Colima volcano and included five scientific committee meetings between November 17 and 23 during which the presented volcanic unrest data was discussed and evaluated. The exercise included the probabilistic assessment of different volcanic scenarios which were defined based on the available data to the committee, which then formed part of the decision-making process of participating civil protection authorities of the states of Colima and Jalisco. Based on the scientific advice given to the authorities after a marked increase of the simulated volcanic activity and the probabilistic scenario forecasts for the next day (Nov. 24), the evacuation of the village of La Becerrera at the foothills of Fuego de Colima was ordered by the authorities for the following morning. The event was held under the World Congress on Cities on Volcanoes 7. Further details on the simulation as well as participating organisations and project partners can be found in the exercise planning document. EXERCISE PLANNING DOCUMENT (pdf) READ MEDIA COVERAGE or watch a video of the event. First VUELCO workshop Science Faculty, Colima UniversityOn Sunday 18 November 2012, the VUELCO project held its first workshop in Colima, Mexico. (programme as pdf) The purpose of the workshop was to sample and discuss the state-of-the-art and future challenges of volcanic unrest research by an amalgamation of contributions from the natural and social sciences and from non-scientific stakeholders. VUELCO WorkshopVUELCO's aim was to bring together natural and social scientists, decision makers and policy makers to discuss issues relevant to the scientific, risk and managerial aspects of volcanic unrest. Contributions from cross-boundary research across the disciplines relevant for the study of volcanic unrest and its management were particularly welcome. The workshop was sponsored by the European Commission under the 7th framework programme for research and technological development via the "VUELCO" project.

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