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Grupo de Volcanologia de Barcelona

The Group of Volcanology of Barcelona (GVB) is part of the Department of Geological Modelling and Geohazards of the Institute of Earth Sciences, CSIC, Barcelona. The GVB was developed in 1990 and since then it has concentrated on research regarding pre-eruptive and edgy processes, mainly working in the Canaries and La Garrotxa Volcanic Field, but also in many other places around the Globe (Central Andes, Deception Island, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Azores, Cape Verde, Iceland, etc). The Group of Volcanology is well recognised at international level as a leader on the study of the caldera-forming processes and hazard assessment and risk management in active scenic regions. In Spain it has pioneered the application of numerical and experiment modeling to the analyze of geological processes and the utilization of experimental petrology to the investigation of volcanic processes.  The GVB participates and co-ordinates several national and European research projects and is member of the Catalan thematic network on natural risks. The GVB is also member of the Associated Unit CSIC-UPC “TECNOTERRA”, dedicated to the technological development of remote sensors and information management applied to Earth sciences, the Associated Unit CSIC-University of Huelva “Experimental Petrology”, dedicated to the application of Experimental Petrology to the study of magmatic and volcanic processes, and the Associated Unit CSIC-IGN dedicated to the study volcanic unrest. The GVB was also recognised as a Research Group of the Generalitat de Catalunya (2005SGR01061). A result of the group’s activity is the creation of the Laboratory of Simulation of Geological Processes (SIMGEO), from a cooperation agreement between the CSIC and the University of Barcelona signed in December 1995. Among other aspects, this laboratory, aims to promote the application of experimental and theoretical models to the study of geological processes and especially of those which pose a risk to people and the environment. It has numerous ongoing research projects lead by renowned geologists. The GVB, other than having a wide involvement in research, has likewise broad involvement in the preparation of specialists. Since its initiation in 1990 to date have been performed inside the gathering 25 PhD proposals, two of them co-coordinated at outside colleges. The gathering likewise has associations with other national and outside gatherings, permitting their individuals to access research facilities and specialized offices not accessible in Barcelona. The GVB, besides having a good expertise in analysis, has additionally in depth expertise within the coaching of researchers. Since its origination in 1990 thus far are performed inside the cluster twenty five PhD theses, 2 of them co-directed at foreign universities. The cluster additionally has partnerships with different national and foreign teams, permitting their members to induce access to laboratories and technical facilities not obtainable in Barcelona.