Tenerife International Training Course on Volcano Monitoring


Target: Undergraduate students (20 minimun & 40 maximum), but graduate students are also welcome
Teaching: 50 hours (classroom + lab + field activities)
Credits: 2 ECTS from University of La Laguna (ULL)
Costs: 600 €/student. It will cover tuition + accommodation in a double room (to be shared with another student) on a half board basis
Language: English
Dates: April 3-9, 2017
Venue:  INVOLCAN, Parque Taoro 22, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
Organizers: Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias (INVOLCAN) & Universidad de La Laguna (ULL)
Collaborators: Cabildo Insular de Tenerife (Spain), Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ULPGC (Spain), Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) – Sezione di Catania (Italy), University of Liverpool (U.K.), Open University (U.K.), Centre of Observation and Modeling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics, COMET-NERC (U.K.), University of Nagoya (Japan), Fundación Telesforo Bravo-Juan Coello (Spain) & Sociedad Volcanológica de España, SVE (Spain)
Course Outline: Nowadays the increase of the world population, in particular in urban areas close to active volcanoes, is constantly raising the volcanic risk level worldwide. Together with the estimation of volcanic hazards, Volcano Monitoring is one of the key tools for mitigating this risk. 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 having an international scientific background and first-hand experience on Volcano Monitoring. Nowadays monitoring of volcanoes is a highly multidisciplinary field which covers different discipline. 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 fluids 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 in practical demonstrations of geochemical measurements on the field. Two field trips will be done at Teide volcano and Las Cañadas caldera and to outcrops of volcanic successions all around the island. The prerequisites for attending this course are basic skills in Earth Sciences, as well as basic knowledge of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

Syllabus_International Training Course on Volcano Monitoring

Key Dates:
Pre-Registration Deadline: February 15th, 2017
Registration Deadline: March 3rd, 2017

Ángel Rodríguez Santana, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain
Antonio Eff- Darwich, University of La Laguna (ULL), Spain
Eleazar Padrón, Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias (INVOLCAN), Spain
Gladys Melián, Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias (INVOLCAN), Spain
Guillermo Caravantes-González, Open University, United Kingdom
Hazel Rymer, Open University, United Kingdom
Javier Dóniz, University of La Laguna (ULL), Spain
José A. Rodríguez Losada, University of La Laguna (ULL), Spain
Juan Jesús Coello Bravo, Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias (INVOLCAN), Spain
Kenji Nogami, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Luca D’Auria, Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias (INVOLCAN), Spain
Luis Somoza, Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (IGME), Spain
Magdalena Santana Casiano, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canarias (ULPGC), Spain
Nemesio M. Pérez, Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias (INVOLCAN), Spain
Pablo J. González, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Pedro A. Hernández, Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias (INVOLCAN), Spain
Sonia Calvari, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Italy
+ additional ones to be announced

Pre-registration form

How to get to Tenerife

For further information please send an email to Dr. Luca D’Auria (ldauria@iter.es)