Stromboli is probably the best known volcano in the world for its spectacular basaltic explosions occurring every 10 minutes. With the events of summer 2019, Stromboli has become an even greater focus for hazard and sisk assessment studies, with a real need for implementation of workable mitigation measures.
The school is aimed at introducing the modern spectrum of field measurements and data acquisition necessary to study and monitor the dynamics of an active volcano.
Students will be introduced to the state of the art of geophysical and geochemical instrumentations, tephra sampling, data acquisition and processing. Special attention will be given to the use of the monitoring tools to define not only eruptive dynamics but also Alert levels and Early-Warning procedure for Civil Protection use.
Application Form & Selection Criteria
committee will make a selection on the basis of scientific resume.
• Have a basic knowledge in the principles of geophysics, geochemistry,
petrology, remote sensing and physical volcanology, and their application to
constrain volcano eruption dynamics
• Be currently in, or preparing for a future in, volcano surveillance and/or
hazard assessment / risk analysis / disaster management
All participants must also:
• Be at the master’s, PhD, post-doc or early career scientist (within 5 years of
• Have a level of English sufficient to allow participation in discussions within a
multicultural and multilingual group (applications must be in English).
These requirements must be met through a one page statement of interest supported
by a two pages CV that demonstrates that the qualification criteria are met. The CV
must include a listing of all courses taken (and level: undergraduate, master’s, PhD,
summer school…), field work completed and course supervisors. The candidate must
also complete a statement as to level of fitness, which needs to be suitable to
complete a 1000 m ascent in about 3 hours (and still be able to work).