Studying Etna’s crater to uncover volcano secrets: students and experts worldwide in Nicolosi

The highest volcano in Europe and the second most active in the world, Mount Etna, is preparing to welcome the thousands of tourists who are arriving for the Easter holidays. The Etna observatory of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology constantly monitors the situation through a network of surveillance cameras. Currently, the Ingv cameras show the usual degassing from the summit craters, particularly the Bocca Nuova and South-East craters. From an activity standpoint, there are no signs of ongoing eruptive activity. Following the registration of a magnitude 5.8 earthquake with its epicenter off the Greek coast, a sudden increase in average amplitude was observed. Weak infrasound activity related to the degassing processes of Bocca Nuova continues.

Meanwhile, from October 5 to 13, 2024, the ninth edition of the Convective and Volcanic Cloud International Training School will be held in Nicolosi. The school, sponsored by Ingv, the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior, the Italian Volcanology Association, and the Municipality of Nicolosi, will see the participation of speakers and students from all over the world, aiming to train the young scientists who will take part. Students and experts will engage in nine days of in-depth lectures, excursions to the summit craters of Etna, field measurements, and data analysis exercises. The school’s location will be the city of Nicolosi, a small town located at the foot of Mount Etna. The Cvc School is open to researchers, pilots, air traffic controllers, and anyone interested in the topics covered, with a focus on graduate students, doctoral candidates, and young researchers. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, May 30, 2024.

Studiare il cratere dell’Etna e scoprire i segreti del vulcano: studenti ed esperti di tutto il mondo a Nicolosi

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