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)
Registration fee: 650 €/student. Fee includes all tuition, 3 field trips, 8 nights’ half-board, shared accommodation (21-29 March) and coffee breaks.
Language: English
Dates: March 22-28, 2018
Venue:  INVOLCAN, Parque Taoro 22, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
Organizers: Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias (INVOLCAN), Universidad de La Laguna (ULL) & GeoTenerife Ltd. 
Collaborators: Cabildo Insular de Tenerife (Spain), Parque Científico Tecnológico de Tenerife, INtech Tenerifee (Spain) Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ULPGC (Spain), Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) – Sezione di Catania (Italy), Istituto per il Rilevamento Elettromagnetico dell’Ambiente, IREA-CNR Napoli (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), Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan), Fundación Telesforo Bravo-Juan Coello (Spain) & Sociedad Volcanológica de España, SVE (Spain)

Course Outline: 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.

Syllabus_International Training Course on Volcano Monitoring (in preparation)

Teaching Staff:

  • 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
  • Jean Soubestre, Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias (INVOLCAN), 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, The University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Pedro A. Hernández, Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias (INVOLCAN), Spain
  • Pietro Tizzani, Istituto per il Rilevamento Elettromagnetico dell’Ambiente (IREA-CNR), Napoli, Italy
  • Sonia Calvari, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Italy
  • Susi Pepe, Istituto per il Rilevamento Elettromagnetico dell’Ambiente (IREA-CNR), Napoli, Italy
  • Takeshi Sagiya, The University of Nagoya, Japan
    + additional ones could be announced

Registration fee and stipulations

The week-long course costs 650 € (EUROS) per student. The course will take place from 22-28 March. Students from abroad are asked to arrive in Tenerife on 21 March ready for a 9 am start the next day. The course finishes at 18:00 on 28th March. You must be available in Tenerife for the full period stipulated, and attend and participate throughout to qualify for your credits at the end of the week.

Registration fee includes:
  • All tuition and field trips
  • 8 nights’ shared, half board accommodation (breakfast and evening meal, except on arrival on March 21: evening meal only if arriving by 18:00 and departure on March 29: breakfast only)
  • ABTA cover so your booking is fully protected
  • Workplace liability cover and insurance (for incidents or accidents related to the course)
  • Coffee breaks
Registration fee does NOT include:
  • Flights to/from Tenerife. How to get to Tenerife
  • Transfers to/from the hotel and the airport on arrival and departure. You can fly to either of the two airports in Tenerife – both are well connected by bus or taxi. The North airport (Rodeos) is about 20 minutes from Puerto de la Cruz, and the South airport (Reina Sofía) is about 1 hour and 20 minutes away.
  • Lunch
  • Health insurance – you must bring your EHIC card (if travelling from the EU) or other medical insurance in case you need attention for any personal health issues

Scholarships:

The organization will offer scholarships to attend this training course. The GeoTenerife scholarships (900 €) are promoted by GeoTenerife Ltd. and INVOLCAN (1 for every 20 places booked) and will cover the registration fee (650 €) plus a stipend of 250 € towards flights and/or other incidentals. The ULL scholarships (4) are promoted by ULL and INVOLCAN and will be offered to ULL students, covering 50% of the registration fee. The INVOLCAN scholarship (1) is devoted to students from Cape Verde and will offer free registration, roundtrip air ticket, housing and food expenses.

In order to apply for a GeoTenerife scholarship, please send an email to enquiries@geotenerife.com and write 2018 VM GeoTenerife Scholar in the subject line of your application. Please send a cover letter outlining why you deserve a Geotenerife Scholarship and an academic CV to support your application.

In order to apply for a ULL scholarship, please send an email to ldauria@iter.es and write 2018 VM ULL Scholar in the subject line of your application. Please send a cover letter outlining why you deserve a ULL Scholarship and an academic CV to support your application.

In order to apply for a INVOLCAN scholarship, please send an email to ldauria@iter.es and write 2018 VM INVOLCAN Scholar in the subject line of your application. Please send a cover letter outlining why you deserve a INVOLCAN Scholarship and an academic CV to support your application.

To apply:

  • Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and we have a maximum of just 40 places available. Payment in full is required to book, and your place will not be confirmed until your payment has cleared.
  • Fee includes all tuition, field trips, 8 nights’ half-board, shared accommodation (21-29 March) and coffee breaks. You may, of course, leave after 18:00 hours on 28 March if you prefer, but no reduction will be made on the inscription price if you stay one less night. Supper will be included on 21 March for those arriving at the hotel by 18:00 hours.
  • The course requires a minimum of 20 students to run – if less than 20 have signed up by 18 December 2017, your fee will be returned and the course will not run. Organizers will hold no further liability to you. The website of Geotenerife, co-organizer of this course, will record how many places are taken/left available. We therefore suggest you do not book flights or undertake any additional expenses until at least 20 places have been booked.

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