Trail of extinct and active volcanoes, earthquakes across Europe


Trail of extinct and active volcanoes, earthquakes across Europe


Trail of extinct and active volcanoes, earthquakes across Europe” is 3 years project carried out by students and teachers from Poland, Portugal, Spain, France, Turkey and Italy. It is an interdisciplinary project combining Biology, Geology, Seismology, Physics, Geography, Language, Arts . In many developed and developing countries around the world, earth science education is lacking. Many students and adults do not have a formal understanding of the structure of the earth or earth processes. This is unfortunate as a large number of people all over the world live at or near areas where earth processes can and do create large amounts of damage and living in these areas increases people’s vulnerability to hazards. Volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides, floods, and tsunamis are all examples of earth processes that affect huge amounts of people every year. Based on data from the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), in 2007 hundreds of people were killed in geologic disasters and over one million people were affected by these events (EM­DAT 2007).

The project aims to provide students with the tools to study volcanoes in Volcano Observatories and broader look at the problem of volcanoes in Europe. Our education, trainings for students and teachers in research centers in Europe, and professional development program have been designed to offer both formal and practical opportunities for students to expand their knowledge and abilities of making observation and measurements in seismology, using special equipment to do researches of volcanoes in international groups.

Knowledgeable students and teachers can help to develop preparedness strategies for their schools and communities. Volcano studies will bring opportunities to explore current events in the Earth Sciences and prevent disasters in the world. The project is going to put the interest in volcanoes to good use by choosing a career that augments the work of volcanologists, seismologist. In response to the outbreak of Eyjafjallajökullu European Union funds research, to provide earlier and more precise warnings. On 1 January 2014 EU has launched a new program of the and innovation in the name “Horizon 2020”. Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science said: “Volcanic activity may affect the fate of thousands of Europeans, those living near active volcanoes, and the hundreds of kilometers away. Horizon 2020 new EU research program worth 80 billion euros, will continue to support this kind of research for the benefit of all Europeans. “

In response to new EU challenge our project wants to prepare new group of students, provide them knowledge, new skills and create new employees of the future. While volcanologists are carefully trained to monitor volcanoes and conduct scientific studies, they rely on other professionals to make communities resilient to eruptions. These careers include emergency managers, land­use managers, planners who maintain and exercise community safety plans, and classroom and community educators who work professionally and as volunteers to educate and prepare communities.

"Trail of extinct and active volcanoes, earthquakes across Europe"


Meeting in Antalya 07-09 MAY 2018

Meeting in Antalya 07-09 MAY 2018

At the meeting of short term learning, teaching,training in France between 13-17 November we changed the programme and date of the Turkish meeting as May 2018, which would be between 26 February and 2 March 2018. We decided to do the meeting on 7-9 May 2018 in Turkey....

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School Poland

Prywatne Salezjańskie Liceum Ogólnokształcące
ul. Młodych Techników 17
53-647 Wrocław

School France

2-4 Avenue de la Libération

School Italy

Liceo Scientifico “Galileo Galilei”
Via San Domenico al Corso Europa 107
80127 Neapol

School Portugal

Escola Básica e Secundária da Madalena
Rua José Martins Garcia
9950-302 Madalena do Pico

School Turkey

Antalya Yusuf Ziya Oner Fen Lisesi
Yeşilbayır mah. mektep sokak no 5 a
07192 Antalya

School Spain

IES Nueva Isleta Tony Gallardo
Carretera General de Las Coloradas nº1
35009 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria


Poland: Magdalena Szewczyk

Italy: Ciro De Rosa

France: Claire Chapot

Portugal: Fernando Oliveira

Spain: Alfredo Ubierna

Turkey: Emin Kutlu