Scientific Programme

Note to all speakers: Check carefully your allocated time!

  • 30 minute time slot will STRICTLY correspond to 25 mins + 5 mins discussion

Required equipment for field: backpack, water, some food, solid hiking boots (no tennis shoes), protection against sun/wind/cold/rain.

Sunday, September 18th
Arrival of participants, shuttle to hotel AIRONE in Zafferana Etnea
18:00 - 19:30 Joan Uhlig: VERTIGO Registration
19:30 - 20:00 Welcome reception
20:00 Dinner
Monday, September 19th
08:00 Bus transfer to INGV Catania
09:00 - 09:15 Eugenio Privitera: Opening speach
09:15 - 09:45 Stefano Branca: Mt. Etna volcano: a geological overview
09:45 - 10:15 Rosa Anna Corsaro: Petrology of Mt. Etna magmas to investigate the roots of the volcano (1.7 MB)
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 - 11:15 Alessandro Bonforte: Geophysical monitoring
11:15 - 11:45 Giuseppe Salerno: Volcanic degassing and plume monitoring techniques (3.2 MB)
11:45 - 12:15 Boris Behncke: Volcanological monitoring
12:15 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 Maurizio Ripepe: Infrasound monitoring
14:30 - 15:00 Gianfranco Vulpiani: Polarimetric weather radar monitoring of volcanic ash plumes (3.2 MB)
15:00 - 16:30 Daniele Andronico; Boris Behncke; Luciano Zuccarello: Visit of the Monitoring Room (Sala Operativa) of INGV Catania, with explanation of the alert system procedure and documents released in case of crisis
16:30 - 19:00 Daniele Andronico; Boris Behncke; Ulrich Kueppers: Etna’s oldest deposits (Pillow lavas, basaltic columns): Field trip to Aci Castello
19:00 - 20:00 Bus transfer to Zafferana Etnea
20:00 - 21:30 Dinner
Tuesday, September 20th
08:00 - 19:00 Daniele Andronico; Boris Behncke; Ulrich Kueppers; Maurizio Ripepe: Field day I: trip to the Etna’s summit central craters
20:00 - 21:30 Dinner
21:30 - 22:30 Ulrich Kueppers: Supervisory Board Meeting
Wednesday, September 21st
09:00 - 09:15 Salvatore Russo: Welcome speech (on behalf of the mayor and the municipality of Zafferana Etnea
09:15 - 09:45 Antonio Costa: Ash dispersal modelling (3.1 MB)
09:45 - 10:15 Stefano Ciolli; Antonio Ricciardi: Risk management: scenarios and alert level systems (1.7 MB)
10:15 - 10:45 Francesco Impellizzeri: Risk management: local operative response
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 - 11:45 Susan Loughlin: Managing the Montserrat volcanic crisis
11:45 - 12:15 Kirstin Krueger: Volcanic eruptions and climate effects (1.2 MB)
12:15 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 Stefano Ciolli; Antonio Ricciardi: Introduction to eruption scenario role play
14:30 - 18:30 Stefano Ciolli; Silvia Parisi; Damiano Piselli; Antonio Ricciardi: Eruption scenario role play
20:00 - 21:30 Dinner
21:30 - 22:30 VERTIGO ESRs meet Greta and Ulli
Thursday, September 22nd
08:30 - 14:00 Daniele Andronico; Boris Behncke; Richard Brown; Bruce Houghton; Ulrich Kueppers; Jacopo Taddeucci: Field day II: Outcrops of highly explosive eruptions: Stratigraphic logging
15:00 - 18:00 Mauro Coltelli: Field day II: Outcrops of highly explosive eruptions: The 122 BC eruption
20:00 - 22:00 Conference Dinner
Friday, September 23rd
09:00 - 09:30 Flavio Sgrò: Risk management: air traffic management (4.0 MB)
09:30 - 10:00 Annalisa Cappello: Quantifying lava flow hazards in response to effusive eruption
10:00 - 10:30 Boris Behncke; Stefano Ciolli: Lava flow risk mitigation I: Etna
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 11:30 Sara Barsotti: Volcanic hazard assessment in Iceland: what we learned from Krafla, Hekla, Eyjafjallajökull and Bárðarbunga (4.0 MB)
11:30 - 12:00 Bruce Houghton: Lava flow risk mitigation II: Kilauea 2014-2015 (9.6 MB)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 Silvia Parisi: Risk and emergency communication (3.0 MB)
14:30 - 15:00 Silvia Mattoni; Boris Behncke: Science communication (1.3 MB)
15:00 - 19:00 Stefano Ciolli; Silvia Parisi; Damiano Piselli: Debriefing of role play
20:00 - 21:00 Dinner
Saturday, September 24th
09:00 Bus transfer to Funivia of Mount Etna
10:00 - 16:30 VERTIGO ESRs and external students: Science divulgation and kitchen table experiments at the Funivia
16:30 Bus transfer to Zafferana Etnea
Sunday, September 25th
09:30 Departure