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OpenMinds: Studying the impact of volcanoes

From underground to outer-space

This event took place on 30th June 2015 at 6:30pm (17:30 GMT)
Berrill Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall Campus, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

With 800 million people living close to active volcanoes, eruptions on the scale of Eyjafjallajökull (2010) previously spelt disaster. Through monitoring on the ground, air and in space, researchers at The Open University explore whether we are we now equipped to spot the signs of another major volcanic eruption anywhere in the world.

Join us at the OU or tune in online for an OpenMinds Talk on the impact of volcanoes. Academics from the Science Faculty will explore whether we are now equipped to spot the signs of another major volcanic eruption, describing how their research is helping predict new hazards, mitigating their devastating effects and unveiling a system to monitor volcanoes from space.


18:30 Introduction Lucian Hudson, Director of Communications

18:32 Professor Hazel Rymer, Dean of the Faculty of Science

18:44 Dr Dave McGarvie, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Science

18:56 Professor Fabrizio Ferrucci, Professor in Geophysics in the Faculty of Science

19:08 All speakers to take questions, seated on stage and Lucian Hudson to chair from the podium and to sum up and close

You can find out more, and  register your attendance here.

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The webcast was open to 2000 users

(66 minutes)

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