Anticipating volcanic eruptions, Pisa 2015

Anticipating volcanic eruptions: developing multidisciplinary tools to track the source, volume and duration of magma movement from the mantle to the surface Pisa, Italy, 4-6 February 2015 Organisers: M. Pompilio (INGV Pisa, Italy), S. Chakraborty (Bochum, Germany), M. Pichavant (Orléans, France), T. Druitt (Clermont-Ferrand, France). Contact. M. Pompilio ( Magma input in the deep supply system is the early signal of a possible reactivation of the whole volcanic plumbing system. Understanding how magma is transferred from depth is pivotal to recognising long to mid ter...

From magma ascent to ash generation, Pisa 2014

Pisa workshop
From magma ascent to ash generation: Investigating volcanic conduit processes by integration of experiments, numerical modelling and observation Pisa, Italy, 25-27 October 2014 Organisers: M. Polacci and M. de’ Michieli Vitturi (INGV, Pisa, Italy).  Contact Margherita Polacci ( Volcanic conduits are the vehicle through which magma travels from its storage region to the surface. Understanding better volcanic conduits and related processes is of paramount importance for improving volcanic hazard and eruption prediction. The workshop addressed this topic, by first revi...

Summer school, Iceland 2014

Memovolc iceland
2014 MeMoVolc Summer School ‘Magmatic volatiles from generation to atmospheric loading 1-4 July, 2014, Stóru-Tjarnir (close to Krafla Volcano), Iceland Organisers O. Sigmarsson, T. Thordarsson and R. Pedersen (Nordic Volcanological Center, Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland) The summer school “Magmatic volatiles from generation to atmospheric loading” was held at Stóru-Tjarnir, close to Krafla volcano in Iceland from 1-4 July. Lectures were given by Marie Edmonds (UK), Bruno Scaillet (France), Didier Laporte (France), Alessandro Auippa (Italy), Mike Burton (Italy), Simon Car...

Dynamics of explosive eruptions, Geneva 2014

Dynamics of volcanic explosive eruptions Geneva, Switzerland, 29-31 January 2014 Organisers: C. Bonadonna (Geneva, Switzerland), R. Cioni (INGV, Pisa), A. Costa (INGV, Bologna) and T. Druitt (Clermont-Ferrand, France).  Contact: C. Bonadonna ( This workshop served to indentify open questions and research priorities that could help improve our understanding of volcanic explosive eruptions. In particular: i) We identified the main parameters and processes characterizing volcanic eruptions that include initial conditions, conduit-related magma dynamics, eruptive pro...

European Volcano Observatories, Azores 2013

European Volcano Observatories Workshop – EVOW University of the Azores, 14-16 October 2013 Organiser José Pacheco (CVARG, Portugal).  Contact: José Pacheco ( The European Volcano Observatories Workshop is an initiative under the MeMoVolc Research Networking Program and aims primarily to enhance the networking activities among the european volcano observatories. The main objectives of the EVOW  are: To set up an institutional frame for the cooperation of European volcano observatories To delineate the communication channels among observatories to be ...

Workshop on imaging volcanic plumes, Stromboli 2013

Imaging volcanic plumes Stromboli, Italy, 24-29 June 2013 Organisers  Mike Burton (INGV Pisa, Italy), Ulrich Platt (University of Heidelberg, Germany), Fred Prata (NILU, Norway).  Contact Mike Burton ( High temporal resolution measurements of gas and particulate fluxes during volcanic eruptions would offer scientists the possibility to study eruption dynamics with unprecedented detail. In this workshop we bring together users and developers in the nascent field of plume imaging via ultraviolet, visible and infrared remote sensing, in order to examine new technological ad...

Volcanic hot spots, Clermont Ferrand 2013

Workshop on Satellite-Data-Driven Detection, Tracking and Modeling of Volcanic Hot Spots Clermont-Ferrand, France, 28-30 May 2013 Organisers A. Harris (Clermont-Ferrand, France), P. Labazuy (Clermont-Ferrand, France) and T. De Groeve (European Commission Joint Research Centre).  Contact Andy Harris ( Thermal remote sensing has developed to such an extent that hot spot detection routines are now common place, and can be used for forward modeling of lava flow inundation.  This workshop gathered European experts from the remote sensing, modeling and crisis mana...