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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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 289976

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 097 269,02

  • EU contribution

    € 4 097 269,02

Coordinated by:

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA

Italy

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.

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

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 389 650

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 450 415,01

UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 270 028

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 237 125

HASKOLI ISLANDS

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 375 196

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 944,01

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 256 954

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 289976

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 097 269,02

  • EU contribution

    € 4 097 269,02

Coordinated by:

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA

Italy