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Numerical, Experimental and stochastic Modelling of vOlcanic processes and Hazard: an Initial Training Network for the next generation of European volcanologists

Objective

Volcanic eruptions, and associated hazards, are a constant concern for many European countries and for Europe as a whole. During last decades, disciplines like thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, structural mechanics, and advanced experiments and computation, have been incorporated in volcano science, and formalized treatment of uncertainties has become a prominent means of volcanic hazard evaluation. This has developed volcanology to the level of a multidisciplinary, quantitative branch of the Earth Sciences. However, critically, such developments have not been accompanied by a comparable evolution of the curricula of students and young scientists undertaking a career in volcanology. The training objective of the NEMOH consortium is that of forming the next generation of European volcanologists, capable of extending further the knowledge and understanding of volcano dynamics and the methods and paradigms for volcanic hazard evaluation. Research Training is conceived to develop in the context of top level, internationally coordinated research structured in closely interconnected WorkPackages. A distinctive feature of RT within NEMOH is the merging of deterministic and probabilistic approaches in volcanic hazard evaluation, a crucial objective of modern volcanology. Nine Full Network Partners plus 4 Associated Partners (including 2 SMEs and 1 Governmental Civil Protection Department) compose the NEMOH Consortium. Training is developed through interrelated local and network-wide activities, and is extended to 22 ESRs for a total of 648 research months. Four Visiting Scientists (total of 5 months) complement the staff of trainers within NEMOH. Four Network RT Schools (the last one associated with a 3-days Final Conference), and two special sessions at the EGU General Assemblies in year 3 and 4, represent topical activities within NEMOH. Organization and management includes 9 meetings of the Supervisory Board during the 4 years of the Network.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/classical mechanics/fluid mechanics/fluid dynamics
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/geology/volcanology

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA
Address
Via Di Vigna Murata 605
00143 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 422 536
Administrative Contact
Paolo Papale (Dr.)

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 432 421
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Donal Doolan (Mr.)
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 389 650
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bettina Scheu (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 450 415,01
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Audrey Michael (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 270 028
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jane Sherriff (Ms.)
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 237 125
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arnau Folch (Dr.)
HASKOLI ISLANDS
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 375 196
Address
Saemundargotu 2
101 Reykjavik
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sigurdur Gudnason (Prof.)
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
EU contribution
€ 262 944,01
Address
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Philippe Guy Michel Jousset (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 256 954
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Costanza Bonadonna (Prof.)