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MEDiterranean SUpersite Volcanoes

MEDiterranean SUpersite Volcanoes

Objective

This project will improve the consortium capacity of assessment of volcanic hazards in Supersites of Southern Italy by optimising and integrating existing and new observation/monitoring systems, by a breakthrough in understanding of volcanic processes and by increasing the effectiveness of the coordination between the scientific and end-user communities. More than 3 million of people are exposed to potential volcanic hazards in a large region in the Mediterranean Sea, where two among the largest European volcanic areas are located: Mt. Etna and Campi Flegrei/Vesuvius. This project will fully exploit the unique detailed long-term in-situ monitoring data sets available for these volcanoes and integrate with Earth Observation (EO) data, setting the basic tools for a significant step ahead in the discrimination of pre-, syn- and post-eruptive phases. The wide range of styles and intensities of volcanic phenomena observed on these volcanoes, which can be assumed as archetypes of ’closed conduit ‘ and ‘open conduit’ volcano, together with the long-term multidisciplinary data sets give an exceptional opportunity to improve the understanding of a very wide spectrum of geo-hazards, as well as implementing and testing a large variety of innovative models of ground deformation and motion. Important impacts on the European industrial sector are expected, arising from a partnership integrating the scientific community and SMEs to implement together new observation/monitoring sensors/systems. Specific experiments and studies will be carried out to improve our understanding of the volcanic internal structure and dynamics, as well as to recognise signals related to impending unrest or eruption. Hazard quantitative assessment will benefit by the outcomes of these studies and by their integration into the cutting edge monitoring approaches thus leading to a step-change in hazard awareness and preparedness and leveraging the close relationship between scientists, SMEs, and end-users.
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Coordinator

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA

Address

Via Di Vigna Murata 605
00143 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 401 643,83

Administrative Contact

Mariano Sofia (Dr.)

Participants (24)

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CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 360 000

AMRA - ANALISI E MONITORAGGIO DEL RISCHIO AMBIENTALE SCARL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 419 998,80

PRESIDENZA DEL CONSIGLIO DEI MINISTRI - DIPARTIMENTO DELLA PROTEZIONE CIVILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 39 999,60

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 440 263

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 220 000

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 279 689,60

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 119 999

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 120 000

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 305 000

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

France

EU Contribution

€ 348 650

EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

France

EU Contribution

€ 100 000

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 250 000

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 458 200

UNIVERSIDADE DOS ACORES

Portugal

UNIVERSITA TA MALTA

Malta

EU Contribution

€ 50 000

SURVEY LAB SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 180 000

MARWAN TECHNOLOGY

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 180 000

TERRADUE UK LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 468 600

THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO

Canada

UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

United States

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 38 500

DELTAG SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 83 307,17

UNIVERSITE BLAISE PASCAL CLERMONT-FERRAND II

France

EU Contribution

€ 45 000

CIVISA - CENTRO DE INFORMACAO E VIGILANCIA SISMOVULCANICA DOS ACORES

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 90 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 308665

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2013

  • End date

    31 May 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 727 299,22

  • EU contribution

    € 5 998 851

Coordinated by:

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA

Italy