EUROVOLC: Bringing the European volcanological community closer together

EUROVOLC Project Description

The European Network of Observatories and Research Infrastructures for Volcanology (EUROVOLC) project facilitates communication and integration within the European volcanological community, bringing together the wide range of disciplines necessary for effective volcanic research (e.g. seismology, physical volcanology, geodesy, geochemistry, petrology, rock and fluid mechanics, earth observation, meteorology, social sciences and informatics), European Volcano Supersite e-infrastructures implemented in the FUTUREVOLC and MED-SUV projects and a test bed for validation of new models and integrated techniques.

Collaborative research will be carried out, best practices and procedures developed, networking and communication between research institutes, volcano observatories, civil protection and Volcanic Ash Advisory Centres improved on, and training resources for the public and young researchers developed.

There are over 60 active volcanic systems in Europe and European overseas territories including Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Reunion and Tristan da Cunha. However, because of increased globalisation and international supply chains, Europe is also vulnerable to eruptions worldwide. Therefore, there is also a need for the European volcanological community to provide a coordinated response to global volcanic events.

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 through 25 work packages. These activities will address four broad transversal Themes:

  1. Community building
  2. Volcano-Atmosphere interaction
  3. Sub-surface progress
  4. Volcanic crisis preparedness and risk management

Latest news and Announcements

That’s a wrap!

The final meeting of EUROVOLC was held on the 16th-18th of November 2021. The project, which overarching aim was to harmonize and facilitate communication and integration within the volcanological community, started on the 1st of February 2018 and its duration was originally 3 years. However, as in so many cases, the COVID-19 pandemic heavily impacted

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Final meeting 16-18 November 2021!

Dear EUROVOLC participants, The final EUROVOLC annual meeting will be held in Reykjavík, 16-18 November 2021. The Tuesday and Wednesday 16-17 November are currently scheduled for lecture sessions and a field-trip to the eruption site at Reykjanes on Thursday 18 November.However, if the weather forecast is more favorable for a field-trip on Wednesday, we may alternate the last two days.The meeting

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Project structure

The project is categorised into 4 main themes, containing tasks of Networking, Joint Research and Trans-national/Virtual Accesses through 25 Work Packages. To explore themes, activities and outcomes of the collaboration, press the image. 


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