1 luglio 2020

EUROVOLC Project: European Network of Observatories and Research Infrastructures for Volcanology

Bringing the European volcanological community closer together

The European Network of Observatories and Research Infrastructures for Volcanology (EUROVOLC) is a three-year (2019-2021) H2020 Research and Innovation Project of the European Commission, coordinated by the Icelandic Meterological Office.

It will construct an integrated and harmonized European volcanological community able to fully support, exploit and build-upon existing and emerging national and pan-European research infrastructures, including e-Infrastructures of the European Supersite volcanoes. The harmonization includes linking scientists and stakeholders and connecting still isolated volcanological infrastructures located at in situ volcano observatories (VO) and volcanological research institutions (VRIs). 

For this purpose, EUROVOLC will carry out Networking and Joint Research activities, and offer Trans-national and Virtual Access to the main European Volcano Observatories and Volcano Research Infrastructures. These activities will address four broad transversal Themes – ‘Community building, Volcano-Atmosphere interaction, Sub-surface progress, and Volcanic crisis preparedness and risk management’ of particular interest to the overall Earth Science community.

The Italian Civil Protection Department is an associated partner of INGV - National Institute of Geophysical and Volcanology)in  EUROVOLC project. Our team contributes to this project through the participation in 3 Work Packages related to the project’s Themes Community Building, and Volcanic crisis preparedness and risk management. More specifically, the Department contributes to the:

  • WP3 (Training, Outreach and Dissemination);
  • WP7 (Collaboration between volcano monitoring institutions and European Civil Protection agencies for management of volcanic hazard);
  • WP12 (Exploitation of tools for hazard assessment and risk management).

The EUROVOLC consortium includes volcano observatories in Europe responsible for surveillance of volcanoes and for providing advice on their activity in Italy, Iceland, Portugal (the Azores), Greece (volcanic islands) and France (overseas territories), as well as additional partners responsible for providing advice to authorities on volcanic risk and hazard. This consortium of VOs comprises all volcano observatories in Europe (see Figure below).

Detailed information on the EUROVOLC project and its latest developments, including Calls for applications for Trans-national and Virtual Access, can be monitored closely on the EUROVOLC website. The EUROVOLC project can also be followed on social media through the dedicated #eurovolc and @eurovolc usernames on Twitter and Instagram, and Facebook.