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Link between ClerVolc and the Laboratoire Mixte International “Earthquakes and Volcanoes in the Northern Andes”

A four-year agreement of collaboration will be signed in early 2013 between the Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans, the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), and the National Polytechnic School in Quito, Ecuador, to launch an International Joint ’Laboratory’. The ’Laboratory’ gathers researchers, engineers, technicians and students from three French scientific institutions (Géoazur, Nice; Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans – LMV, Clermont-Ferrand; Institut des Sciences de la Terre, Grenoble) and the Instituto Geofísico of the Escuela Politécnica Nacional (IG-EPN) in Quito. It is closely linked to ClerVolc research and training activities, notably through programme 7 : ’Towards a more quantitative approach to volcanic risk and its societal impact’.

    • The agreement aims at :
  • Promoting cross-disciplinary research on recent and active volcanism in the Ecuadorian arc,
  • Exchange of researchers and teaching mobility between the LMV and IG-EPN in the context of joint scientific research,
  • Training of Master and PhD students using LMV and ClerVolc facilities in the context of the doctoral programme of Blaise Pascal University.