29 Jun 2015

From underground to outerspace: live online lecture on impact of volcanoes from OU science team

OU science lecture about the impact of volcanoes

OU science lecture about the impact of volcanoes

Live Online Lecture by Open University Science Team

Join academics from The Open University’s Science Faculty on Tuesday 30 June for a lecture about the impact of volcanoes and whether we are now better equipped to spot the signs of major volcanic eruptions. They will discuss their most up-to-date research into volcanic eruptions and how it is helping to predict new hazards by mitigating their devastating effects. The will also talk about a system designed to monitor volcanoes from space. The event will be of interest to anyone who has a general interest in volcanoes - one of the world’s most phenomenal natural occurrences.

The speakers will be:
Professor Hazel Rymer, Dean of Faculty of Science
Describes her research with Earthwatch, a charity which brings individuals together with world-class scientists to work for the good of the planet. She will show how collaboration is providing new insights into the process occurring beneath persistently active volcanoes.

Dave McGarvie, Senior Lecturer
Explores the likelihood of another disruptive Icelandic eruption and presents research illuminating the potential impact of eruptions from other Icelandic volcanoes.

Professor Fabrizio Ferrucci, Professor in Geophysics
Reveals a new system developed at the OU to make it possible to monitor volcanoes from space.
The talk takes place on Tuesday 30 June from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in the Berrill Lecture Theatre, The Open University Campus, Milton Keynes.

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