EUROVOLC will initiate integrating activities that will build resilient, sustained connections between the distributed and fragmented volcanological entities, foster collaboration and encourage harmonization and standardisation of data, research methodologies and products, and will develop standards for estimation and management of volcanic hazard and its communication to authorities, the public and media.

Theme 2 of EUROVOLC is centered on Volcano-Atmospheric Interaction. It’s main topics are:

  • Multidisciplinary assimilation of data for volcanic ash transport models and source-term parametrization.
  • Interaction of volcanic products with atmosphere; physical chemical aspects in the near field of a volcano, far-field evolution.


  • Volcano pre-eruptive detection schemes

Theme 3 of EUROVOLC is centered on Sub-surface Processes. It’s main topics are:

  • Rock-magma interaction: physical and chemical signals from magma migration; chemical interaction.
  • Multidisciplinary assimilation of data. Magma Chamber. Physics and Chemistry.


  • Volcano pre-eruptive detection schemes
  • Integrated modelling of pre-eruption data
  • Integration of petrological and real-time monitoring data

Theme 4 of EUROVOLC  is centered on Volcanic Crisis Preparedness and Risk Management. It’s main topics are:

  • Identification of hazard scenarios, multi-hazard assessments, and pre-event impact assessments.
  • New strategies to facilitate: sharing and promotion of best practices; communication between scientists and society (including decision-makers, population and media).
  • Task force: establishment of a European expert team of back-up scientists and infrastructure.


  • A complete European Catalogue of European Volcanoes (ECW) and related volcanic hazards, and guidelines for a Volcano Monitoring Status level system (EVMS)
  • Development of tools for hazard assessment and risk management