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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.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2012-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

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)

UNIVERSITE BLAISE PASCAL CLERMONT-FERRAND II

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France
Address
Avenue Carnot 34
63006 Clermont Ferrand Cedex 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sophie Deret (Mrs.)
VEDURSTOFA ISLANDS
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 952 947,60
Address
Bustadarvegur 7-9
108 Reykjavik
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Heidveig Einarsdottir (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 448 301,80
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Donal Doolan (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 274 788
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Orlando Vaselli (Prof.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 179 389,50
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maureen Christie (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 247 690,50
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Philippa Johnstone (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELL'AQUILA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 185 098,40
Address
Piazza Santa Margherita 2
67100 L Aquila
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rossella Rotesi (Dr.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 180 182
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ingrid Jakobson (Ms.)
JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAT WURZBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 129 373
Address
Sanderring 2
97070 Wuerzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christian Gloggengiesser (Mr.)
NILU STIFTELSEN NORSK INSTITUTT FORLUFTFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 200 001
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paal Berg (Mr.)
MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 180 072,80
Address
Solvholsgata 7
150 Reykjavik
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gudmundur Vidir Reynisson (Mr.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 194 998,60
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 180 849,60
Address
Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claas Schippmann (Mr.)
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 140 000,40
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Olafur Gudmundsson (Prof.)
MET OFFICE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 89 999
Address
Fitzroy Road
EX1 3PB Exeter
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claire Witham (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 159 599,40
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Costanza Bonadonna (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Audrey Michael (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 140 049
Address
Piazza Marina 61
90133 Palermo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antonio Mazzola (Prof.)
NICARNICA AVIATION AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 225 000
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Ackerman (Mr.)
HIMET S.r.l.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 69 198,80
Address
Strada Statale 17 Ovest 36
67100 L'aquila
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giovanni Cinque (Dr.)
GURALP SYSTEMS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 220 000
Address
Midas House 3
RG7 8EA Aldermaston Reading
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrew Bell (Mr.)
MIRACLE EHF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 101 880
Address
Sidumula 3
108 Reykjavik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gunnar Bjarnason (Mr.)
ITEM SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 196 000,40
Address
Via Benozzo Gozzoli 32
50124 Firenze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emanuele Marchetti (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE CLERMONT AUVERGNE
France
EU contribution
€ 125 268,20
Address
49 Boulevard Francois Mitterrand
63000 Clermont-ferrand
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sophie Deret (Mrs.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sibel Gür
SAMSYN EHF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 94 080
Address
Haaleitisbraut 58-60
108 Reykjavik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kristinn Gudmundsson (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

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Netherlands
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Hoekstra (Mr.)