Citizen science and volcanology in Central America: investigating the impact of persistently degassing volcanoes on the local environment and population

Welcome. This Society in Science funded research project combines geophysical and geochemical methods with public engagement. The aim is to advance the scientific understanding of volcanic degassing while increasing the capabilities of communities in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

The work is carried out at Turrialba (Costa Rica) and Masaya (Nicaragua), whose ongoing activity represents a health and economic threat to the local population.

Image: ©R van Manen, 2008, used with permission


iVolcan research recognised at Open University's Engaging Research Awards Scheme

Research conducted in collaboration with Dr. Geoffroy Avard and Dr. Maria Martinez from OVSICORI (Costa Rica) was recognised on Tuesday 3 February at the Open University's Engaging Research Awards Scheme:

Thu, 05/02/2015 - 13:46
van Manen, Avard & Martinez, EGU 2014 poster

Check out the research presented in Vienna in April 2014!

Saskia presented her collaborative work with Geoffroy Avard and Maria Martinez from OVSICORI on 'Co-designing communication and hazard preparedness strategies at Turrialba volcano, Costa

Sun, 08/06/2014 - 18:01


More fieldwork at Turrialba and Masaya is on its way this month: Saskia's already in Costa Rica and Bethan will be travelling to Nicaragua in a few weeks. Keep checking back for updates and blog posts!

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 23:06
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Contact us

Email: STEM-EEES-Enquiries@open.ac.uk

Department of Environment, Earth and Ecosystems
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes

Tel: +44(0) 1908 653739
Fax: +44(0) 1908 655151