2023 INVOLCAN Summer Science Training Program
First Circular


Programme now open for applications to limited spaces


The Canary Islands Institute of Volcanology (INVOLCAN) and the Institute of Technology and Renewable Energy (ITER), Tenerife, Spain, are excited to announce the 2023 INVOLCAN Summer Science Training Program.

Participants will undertake applied research during a 4-week training period in the Canary Islands. Each participant’s training will focus on one of a range of topics from volcano and environmental monitoring to social science. Participants will gain practical insight of applied research by working side-by-side with INVOLCAN/ITER researchers during fieldwork, and data collection, analysis and visualisation activities. Training will be delivered in English. Spanish-only speakers can be accommodated. The ~4-week programme includes an orientation day and fieldtrip. Participants will be co-authors on conference presentation(s) which will be submitted to the largest international conference on Earth Sciences in Europe (European Geoscience Union Annual Meeting). Training will be delivered in 4 periods, which will run from 9 June to 7 July, 7 July to 4 August, 4 August to 1 September, and 1 September to 29 September. The cost to the participant is 1000.00 €, which includes housing, day field trip, work related ground transportation, inter-island travel where applicable, insurance, and post-course celebration dinner and closing ceremony.

The 2023 INVOLCAN Summer Science Training Program offers
a total of 57 spaces available for the 4 different periods and research training activities.

How do I apply?

Applications can be made by sending an email to SummerTraining2023@involcan.org containing a statement of motivation (300 words max), curriculum vitae, and preference/s for which topic and training period. No prior experience is necessary. We value motivation and the ability to work within a team.

When is the deadline?

Applications will be considered if received before April 10th 23:59 GMT. Initial offers will be distributed from 15thApril.Deposits of 500 € must be received by 30th April to guarantee a space in the program.

What is the accommodation?

Accommodation varies according to the focus of the training. For training based at ITER, participants will be housed in bioclimatic housing at ITER. These award winning structures are situated next to isolated beaches, and will require taxi transportation to access shops and services.

For all other training, housing will be situated in Canarian villages with walking access to shops and services. Accommodation in La Palma, El Hierro and Lanzarote is shared room backpacker style and mixed-gender.

Our Student Training History

Since 1997, 448 undergraduate and graduate students have spent at least one month with the geophysics, geochemistry, and environmental studies sections of our research team since 1997. They have come from 11 countries (Brasil, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Senegal, Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, U.K. and U.S.A.) and 111 universities (87.4 % non-Spanish).


  • Dr. Beverly Coldwell, ITER / INVOLCAN
  • Dr. Carmen Solana, Univ. Portsmouth (UK) / INVOLCAN
  • Dr. Dina López, Univ Ohio (USA) / INVOLCAN
  • Dr. Eleazar Padrón, ITER / INVOLCAN
  • Dr. Fátima Rodríguez, INVOLCAN
  • Dr. Germán D. Padilla, ITER / INVOLCAN
  • Dr. Gladys V. Melián, ITER / INVOLCAN
  • Dr. José Barrancos, ITER / INVOLCAN
  • Dr. Luca D’Auria, ITER / INVOLCAN
  • Dr. María Asensio-Ramos, INVOLCAN
  • Dr. Matthew J. Pankhurst, ITER / INVOLCAN
  • Dr. Nemesio M. Pérez, ITER / INVOLCAN
  • Dr. Pedro A. Hernández, ITER / INVOLCAN


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