Project FP7 People – Marie Curie Actions – ITN-2011, G.A. n.289976 “NEMOH – Numerical, Experimental and stochastic Modelling of Volcanic processes and Hazard: an Initial Training Network for the next generation of European volcanologists” (www.nemoh-itn.eu), represents the ideal European framework for advanced training in volcano modelling.
The next generation of European volcanologists must be capable of dealing with the quantitative approaches required by the growing challenges of modern volcano science and hazard forecasting aimed at risk evaluation and management. The NEMOH consortium aims to achieve this, by developing a unified Research Training environment through the integration of Institutions that play a leading European and world-wide role in volcano research, volcanic hazard forecasting, and management of volcanic crises. This training will be embedded in state-of-the-art research in volcanology, and is aimed at Early Stage Researchers (ESR). ESRs will take part in the scientific process of setting up and developing the most advanced experiments and physico-mathematical models in volcanology; will apply them to understand the dynamics and observations at active, potentially dangerous volcanoes; and will take part in the complex and delicate process of volcanic hazard evaluation and forecasting.
The NEMOH consortium comprises 9 European leading Institutions in Volcanology: INGV (www.ingv.it) in Italy; UCD (www.ucd.ie) in Ireland; DEES (www.uni-muenchen.de) in Germany; DESB (www.bris.ac.uk) and ULANC (www.lancs.ac.uk) in the United Kingdom; BSC (www.bsc.es) in Spain; IES (www.hi.is) in Iceland; BRGM (www.brgm.fr) in France; UNIGE (www.unige.ch) in Switzerland; plus 4 associated partners: DPC (www.protezionecivile.gov.it) and DMA (www.unipi.it) in Italy, and the two SMEs A&A (www.aspinall.com) in UK, and I2EM (www.in2earth.com) in Switzerland. Research Training is conceived to develop in the context of top level, internationally coordinated research structured in closely interconnected Work Packages. Networking activities are of primary relevance, and include mandatory secondments, network schools, workshops, short courses, field exercises, dedicated sessions at international meetings, and final conference.