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NEMOH is an Initial Training Network under the European Community FP7. The training objective of NEMOH is that of forming the next generation of European volcanologists, capable of extending further the knowledge and understanding of volcano dynamics and the methods and paradigms for volcanic hazard evaluation. Training is conceived to develop in the context of internationally coordinated research structured in closely interconnected research activities.


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Pablo Tierz got a PhD in geophysics, a new position at British Geological Survey (BGS) in Edinburgh and has recently published a new work.

Tierz, P., Woodhouse, M.J., Phillips, J.C., Sandri, L., Selva, J., Marzocchi, W., Odbert, H.M. (2017). A framework for probabilistic multi-hazard assessment of rain-triggered lahars using Bayesian Belief Networks. In: Volcanic Hazard Assessment: Rising to the challenges of data and model integration, edited by: Lindsay, J.M., Calder, E.S., and Selva, J., Frontiers in Earth Science, 5:73. doi: 10.3389/feart.2017.00073


Karen After NEMOH

After I handed in my PhD thesis at the end of August, I moved back to my home town in Germany to start a postdoctoral position at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel. Funded by the Helmholtz Initiative “Earth System Knowledge Platform” (, my responsibilities are both research and public relations work in volcanic hazards. In my future research I aim to integrate multidisciplinary datasets from volcano monitoring to inform conceptual and mathematical models that (i) shed light on pre-eruptive magmatic processes and thereby support eruption forecasting and (ii) yield quantitative hazard assessments. New projects include the application of drones in volcano monitoring to obtain novel data sets that support our modelling and hazard forecasts. I literally got my dream job and NEMOH played a big part in that!

2 weeks ago, I passed my PhD viva with minor corrections. I will therefore graduate in February - together with Julie, who succesfully passed her viva on the 15th of November. It’s NEMOH graduation day in Bristol! :)


1, 2 and 3, Cristian!

1. K. Mayer, B. Scheu, Montanaro C., T.I. Yilmaz, R. Isaia, D. Aßbichler, D.B. Dingwell, 2016. Influence of hydrothermal alteration on phreatic eruption processes in Solfatara (Campi Flegrei). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, Volume 320, 15 June 2016, Pages 128-143, ISSN 0377-0273,

2. Montanaro C., B. Scheu, S.J. Cronin, E.C.P. Breard, G. Lube, D.B. Dingwell, 2016. Experimental estimates of the energy budget of hydrothermal eruptions; application to 2012 Upper Te Maari eruption, New Zealand. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume 452, 15 October 2016, Pages 281-294, ISSN 0012-821X.

3. Montanaro C., B. Scheu, K. Mayer, G. Orsi, R. Moretti, R. Isaia, D.B. Dingwell, 2016. Experimental investigations on the explosivity of steam-driven eruptions: a case study of Solfatara volcano (Campi Flegrei). Journal of Geophysical Research, Solid Earth. DOI: 10.1002/2016JB013273


Pablo again!

Tierz, P., Sandri, L., Costa, A., Sulpizio, R., Zaccarelli, L., DiVito, M. A., & Marzocchi, W. (2016). Uncertainty Assessment of Pyroclastic Density Currents at Mount Vesuvius (Italy) Simulated Through the Energy Cone Model. Natural Hazard Uncertainty Assessment: Modeling and Decision Support, 223, 125.


Manuscript of Pablo published on Bulletin of Volcanology

Pablo Tierz, Laura Sandri, Antonio Costa, Lucia Zaccarelli, Mauro Antonio Di Vito, Roberto Sulpizio, Warner Marzocchi (2016). Suitability of energy cone for probabilistic volcanic hazard assessment: validation tests at Somma-Vesuvius and Campi Flegrei (Italy). Bull Volcanol (2016) 78: 79. doi:10.1007/s00445-016-1073-9


The latest work of Johannes was just published

Thun, J., Lokmer, I., Bean, C. J., Eibl, E. P. S., Bergsson, B. H., & Braiden, A., 2016. Micrometre-scale deformation observations reveal fundamental controls on geological rifting, Scientific Reports, 6, 36676. doi:10.1038/srep36676



Antonio successfully defended his PhD thesis

Many congratulations to NEMOH ESR fellow Antonio Capponi who successfully defended his PhD thesis “The consequences of gas slug ascent in a stratified magma on Strombolian eruption dynamics” on Monday, at Lancaster University, U.K.. Anto’s thesis combined laboratory experiments, numerical simulation and field observations, and was examined by Dr Andy Folkard (Lancaster) and Dr Jerry Phillips (University of Bristol), and he was supervised by Steve Lane and Mike James. Well done Anto!


At the Finish Line of our Training: The Last NEMOH School at Linguaglossa

Laura Spina – NEMOH fellow

Framed by the rugged landscape of Mt. Etna, the Final NEMOH School has taken place on 9-14 November 2015 at Linguaglossa (Catania, Italy).  After having received a broad and stimulating training on investigation and monitoring techniques, it finally comes the time to test ourselves with the fundamental question: what would we actually do during a volcanic crisis?

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NEMOH Final Conference - REPORT

Léna Cauchie and Samantha Engwell – NEMOH fellows

After spending a week on the slopes of Etna, the NEMOH fellows travelled to Catania for the final NEMOH conference. The day before the conference, the fellows were invited on a tour of INGV Catania volcano observatory where they learnt of the eruptive history of Etna and the response procedures implemented during an eruptive crisis. The fellows were given a tour of the control room where monitoring of the volcano occurs, and were introduced to the techniques used to observe the volcano.

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Manuscript of Alex Marti with Sam Engwell published on Nature Scientific Reports

Marti, A., Folch A., Costa A., Engwell S. (2016). Reconstructing the plinian and co-ignimbrite sources of large volcanic eruptions: A novel approach for the Campanian Ignimbrite. Sci. Rep. 6, 21220; doi: 10.1038/srep21220.