2020 Tenerife International Training Course on Volcano Monitoring


Società Geologica Italiana

The Canary Islands Volcanological Institute (INVOLCAN) & the University of La Laguna (ULL) are co-organizing the 2020 TENERIFE INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE ON VOLCANO MONITORING (http://www.involcan.org/tenerife-international-training-course-on-volcano-monitoring/) which will take place at Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain) from March 26th to April 1st, 2020.

The increase in world population, particularly in urban areas close to active volcanoes, is constantly raising the level of volcanic risk worldwide. Volcano Monitoring is one of the key tools for mitigating this risk, alongside an estimation of volcanic hazards. The aim of this course is to introduce students to the subject of Volcano Monitoring, hands on, by alternating lectures with practical laboratory and field activities. Lessons will be given by researchers with an international scientific background and first-hand experience of Volcano Monitoring. Monitoring volcanoes is a highly multidisciplinary field. The course topics will cover Seismology (basic theory and analysis of seismo-volcanic events), Geodesy (measurement and modelling of ground deformation), Geochemistry (collection, analysis and interpretation of fluid samples) as well as other topics (thermal imagery, volcano infrasound, methods for eruption forecasting). Field activities include visits to the monitoring networks managed by INVOLCAN, as well as practical demonstrations of geochemical measurements on the field. Furthermore, there will be two field trips to Teide volcano, Las Cañadas caldera and outcrops of volcanic events all around the island.

The prerequisites for attending this course are basic skills in Earth Sciences, as well as a basic knowledge of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. The course language will be English and those students who will attend this course will be able to obtain to 2 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) from the University of La Laguna. The cost of this training course is 650 euros, and it will cover tuition + accommodation for two students in a double room on a half board basis.

A 100 euros pre-registration fee will be charged once you apply for a spot in the course. This fee is non-refundable under any circumstances. If you are sure that you will attend the course, please do not forget to pay your 100 ? pre-registration fee by December 31st 2019, in order to secure your place in the course. A second payment of 550 euros will be charged later on for the full registration.

Please for further information contact Mr. Alexis Schwartz (volcano.monitoring@involcan.org).