WEST SYSTEMS wil attending as sponsor of Tenerife International Training Course on Volcano Monitoring,
organized by the Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias (INVOLCAN), & Universidad de La Laguna (ULL).
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the subject of Volcano Monitoring «hands on» by alternating lectures with practical laboratory and field activities. Lessons will be given by researchers with an international scientific background and first-hand experience of Volcano Monitoring. Monitoring volcanoes is a highly multidisciplinary field. The course topics will cover Seismology (basic theory and analysis of seismo-volcanic events), Geodesy (measurement and modelling of ground deformation), Geochemistry (collection, analysis and interpretation of fluid samples) as well as other topics (thermal imagery, volcano infrasound, methods for eruption forecasting). Field activities include visits to the monitoring networks managed by INVOLCAN, as well as practical demonstrations of geochemical measurements on the field with West Systems Instruments.
Furthermore, there will be two field trips to Teide volcano, Las Cañadas caldera and outcrops of volcanic events all around the island. The prerequisites for attending this course are basic skills in Earth Sciences, as well as a basic knowledge of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
For more information: http://www.involcan.org/tenerife-international-training-course-on-volcano-monitoring/