The European Network of Observatories and Research Infrastructures for Volcanology (EUROVOLC) is a I3 European project aiming at integrating the European volcanological community developing synergies able to improve and harmonise opened services and the use of resources across Europe.
Thus, EUROVOLC will:
- provide wider and more efficient access to the key, multidisciplinary European research infrastructures located at leading Volcano Observatories (VOs) and Volcano Research Infrastructures (VRIs),
- conduct improved and harmonized volcanological research,
- drive best practice at volcanological observatories, and
- open pathways for enterprise to better exploit geo-resources in volcanic areas.
The Project brings together 18 European Volcano Observatories and Volcano Research Infrastructures, which researchers will conduct three kinds of activities: Networking (NA), Trans-national/Virtual access (TA/VA), and Joint Research (JRA).
EUROVOLC relies also on the achievements of the GEO Supersites initiatives already implemented through the past projects FUTUREVOLC and MED-SUV. EUROVOLC has been designed to contribute to the integration activities of the European Plate Observing System (EPOS).
In Particular, EUROVOLC will use the infrastructure of EPOS and its Volcanological Thematic Core Service (VO-TCS) to store and provide access to the new data and services presented or generated by the project, applying the standards defined in the implementation phase of EPOS.
EUROVOLC Kick-off meeting has been held on February 6 - 8 in Keflavík, Iceland.
Image credit: Bárðarbunga, photographer: Morten S. Riishuus, 10 January 2015