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A European volcanological supersite in Iceland: a monitoring system and network for the future

A European volcanological supersite in Iceland: a monitoring system and network for the future

Objective

The main objectives of FUTUREVOLC are to establish an integrated volcanological monitoring procedure through European collaboration, develop new methods to evaluate volcanic crises, increase scientific understanding of magmatic processes and improve delivery of relevant information to civil protection and authorities. To reach these objectives the project combines broad European expertise in seismology, volcano deformation, volcanic gas and geochemistry, infrasound, eruption monitoring, physical volcanology, satellite studies of plumes, meteorology, ash dispersal forecasting, and civil defence. This European consortium leads the way for multi-national volcanological collaboration with the aim of mitigating the effects of major eruptions that pose cross-border hazards. Iceland is selected as a laboratory supersite area for demonstration because of (i) the relatively high rate of large eruptions with potential for long ranging effects, and (ii) Iceland’s capability to produce the near full spectrum of volcano processes at its many different volcano types. Based on present monitoring networks and ongoing research, the project will bridge gaps and combine efforts for a coherent close-to-real-time evaluation of the state of Icelandic volcanoes and their unrest. The project will provide timely information on magma movements from combined interpretation of earthquake sources relocated in three-dimensional velocity models, magma sources inferred from ground and space geodetic data, and measurements of volcanic volatiles. For better response during eruptions, the project will develop operational models of magma discharge rate, contributing directly to improved forecasts of ash dispersion. They will help to minimise economic disruption on a European scale during eruptions. By integrating a Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre and a civil protection unit into the project, European citizens will benefit directly from the scientific work of FUTUREVOLC.
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Coordinator

HASKOLI ISLANDS

Address

Saemundargotu 2
101 Reykjavik

Iceland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 959 666

Administrative Contact

Sigurður Guðnason (Mr.)

Participants (27)

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UNIVERSITE BLAISE PASCAL CLERMONT-FERRAND II

France

VEDURSTOFA ISLANDS

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 952 947,60

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 448 301,80

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 274 788

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 179 389,50

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 247 690,50

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELL'AQUILA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 185 098,40

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 180 182

JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAT WURZBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 129 373

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING STIFTELSE

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 200 001

MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 180 072,80

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 194 998,60

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 180 849,60

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 140 000,40

MET OFFICE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 89 999

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 159 599,40

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 140 049

NICARNICA AVIATION AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 225 000

HIMET S.r.l.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 69 198,80

GURALP SYSTEMS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 220 000

MIRACLE EHF

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 101 880

ITEM SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 196 000,40

UNIVERSITE CLERMONT AUVERGNE

France

EU Contribution

€ 125 268,20

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

SAMSYN EHF

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 94 080

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 308377

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2012

  • End date

    31 March 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 881 442,20

  • EU contribution

    € 5 994 434

Coordinated by:

HASKOLI ISLANDS

Iceland