Volcanic Unrest in Europe and Latin America: Phenomenology, eruption precursors, hazard foreCast, and risk mitigatiOn

Our knowledge of the causative links between subsurface processes, resulting unrest signals and imminent eruption, today, is inadequate to deal effectively with crises of volcanic unrest.The VUELCO project consortium has come together for a multi-disciplinary attack on the origin, nature and significance of volcanic unrest from the scientific contributions generated by collaboration of ten partners in Europe and Latin America. Dissecting the science of monitoring data from unrest periods at six type volcanoes in Italy, Spain, the West Indies, Mexico and Ecuador the consortium will create global strategies for 1) enhanced monitoring capacity and value, 2) mechanistic data interpretation and 3) identification of reliable eruption precursors; all from the geophysical, geochemical and geodetic fingerprints of unrest episodes.

Extended information can be found in the VUELCO website.

Team Leaders

Joachim Gottsmann (University of Bristol, UK, Coordinator

Donald Dingwell, University of Munich, Germany

Servando De La Cruz, UNAM, México

Joan Martí Molist, ICTJA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain

Warner Marzocchi, IGNV, Italy

Jurgen Neuberg, University of Leeds, UK

Paolo Papale, INGV, Italy

Michel Pichavant, CNRS-Orleans, France

Mario Ruiz, Instituto Geofísico de Ecuador

ICTJA-CSIC Researchers

Antonio Villaseñor Hidalgo

Ignasi Queralt Mitjans

Rosa Mª Sobradelo Pérez

Silvia Aragó Andrade

Xavier de Bolos Granados

Stefania Bartolini



  • Funding

    Project Financed by European Union: Project # 282759


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