The 2008 International Summer School of Volcanology entitled
“Volcanic processes in basaltic volcanic islands: learning from monitoring and research activities of the recent eruptive crises of Stromboli”
took place in Stromboli (Aeolian Islands, Italy), during September 2008. It was organised in collaboration with the “Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia” (INGV).
The school offered to the participants a broad spectrum of topics spanning from the different employed monitoring techniques (geophysical and geochemical) to various types of research activities. It was shown how the integration and discussion of different disciplines and dataset are needed in order to improve our ability for understanding how a basaltic volcanic island works and in which way the monitoring activity can be effectively used to foresee impending, potentially dangerous events. Field excursions including a visit in the area of active craters were also organised.
The school was attended by 41 young researchers (PhD and graduate students, post-docs in volcanology), coming from different countries (e.g., England, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Greece, Mexico, Canada, USA, Italy). Participants had also the opportunity of showing their researches and to share ideas in a successful poster session.