2024 INVOLCAN Summer Science Training Program

Applications for the program are now open, with limited spots available

The Canary Islands Institute of Volcanology (INVOLCAN) and the Institute of Technology and Renewable Energy (ITER), Tenerife, Spain, are excited to announce the 2024 INVOLCAN Summer Science Training Program.

Participants will undertake applied research during a 4-week training period in the Canary Islands. Each participant’s training will focus on one of a range of topics: volcano and environmental monitoring, surface geothermal exploration and social science applied to volcanology. Participants will gain practical insight of applied research by working side-by-side with INVOLCAN/ITER researchers during fieldwork, and data collection, analysis and visualisation activities. Training will be delivered in English. Spanish-only speakers can be accommodated. The ~4-week programme includes an orientation day and fieldtrip. Participants will be co-authors on conference presentation(s) which will be submitted to the largest international conference on Earth Sciences in Europe (European Geoscience Union Annual Meeting). Training will be delivered in 4 periods, which will run from 2 to 29 June, 30 June to 27 July, 28 July to 24 August, and 25 August to 21 September. The cost to the participant is 1200.00 €, which includes housing, day field trip, work related ground transportation, inter-island travel where applicable, insurance, and post-course celebration dinner and closing ceremony.

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How do I apply?

To apply, please complete the pre-registration form for the 2024 INVOLCAN Summer Science Training Program, which involves uploading your curriculum vitae and a statement of motivation (300 words maximum). It takes only 5 minutes. No prior experience is required. We value motivation and teamwork.

When is the deadline?

Applications will be considered if received before April 22, 2024, 23:59 GMT. Initial offers will be distributed from April 30. Deposits of 600 € must be received by May 20 to guarantee a space in the program.

What is the accommodation?

Accommodation varies according to the focus of the training. For training based at ITER, participants will be housed in the Tree House Hostel on the bases of shared room backpacker style and mixed-gender. For all other training sites, housing will be situated in apartaments with walking access to shops and services. Accommodation in La Palma, El Hierro and Lanzarote is shared room backpacker style and mixed-gender.

Our Student Training History

Since 1997, 490 undergraduate and graduate students have spent at least one month with the geophysics, geochemistry, environmental studies and social science sections of our research team. They have come from 19 countries (Austria, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, São Tomé & Príncipe, Senegal, Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, U.K. and U.S.A.) and 141 universities (89.4 % non-Spanish).

The 2023 INVOLCAN Summer Science Training Program (from June 9 to September 29, 2023) had 40 participants from 36 universities in 15 different countries (Austria, Brazil, Cape Verde, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, São Tomé & Príncipe, Spain, U.K. and U.S.A.)

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  • Dr. Beverly Coldwell, ITER / INVOLCAN
  • Dr. Carmen Solana, Univ. Portsmouth (UK) / INVOLCAN
  • Dr. Dina López, Univ Ohio (USA) / INVOLCAN
  • Dr. Eleazar Padrón, ITER / INVOLCAN
  • Dr. Germán D. Padilla, ITER / INVOLCAN
  • Dr. Gladys V. Melián, ITER / INVOLCAN
  • Dr. José Barrancos, ITER / INVOLCAN
  • Dr. Luca D’Auria, ITER / INVOLCAN
  • Dr. María Asensio-Ramos, INVOLCAN
  • Dr. Nemesio M. Pérez, ITER / INVOLCAN
  • Dr. Pedro A. Hernández, ITER / INVOLCAN

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