The European Catalogue of Volcanoes finally on-line!

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 15:30


Since the 26th of October 2020, a preliminary version of the European Catalogue of Volcanoes is open to the public and ready for you to surf it!

The European Catalogue of Volcanoes (ECV) is one of the main products of the European Project EUROVOLC.

It gives access to detailed information about forty-seven (47) volcanoes which belong to and/or are monitored by European countries.

The interactive web-page shows also the location of 72 active volcanoes within the monitoring territories of France, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain.


The European Catalogue of Volcanoes (ECV) website page.

In the figure the homepage of ECV website

Information regarding volcanic hazards, geological background, historical activity is all accessible in a formatted way which guarantees a uniform amount of details across the different volcanoes/volcanic systems. A section is dedicated to search for specific eruption information and will contribute to the dissemination of eruption source parameters.

Currently few eruptions are listed, but more will be available by the end of the project.

The Eruption Search contains further information about eruptions.

Volcano Observatories in Europe have worked together in collecting data, material, sources and had the common idea of creating an easy-to-use portal designed for a wide audience.

Each chapter, per volcano, is available in both English and the local language (i.e. French, Italian, Spanish, Icelandic, Greek and Portuguese).

Simply select a volcano of interest to access the Catalogue information, English comes by default, but the user can choose the language as shown in the image.





As you will see the work is not completed yet and, at this stage, it is very important to get the feedback from the users (general public, students, teachers, aviation community, researchers, Civil Protections) in order to allow the final implementation before the end of the project in late 2021.

The Editors of the European Catalogue of Volcanoes encourage users to navigate the Catalogue and let them know comments and feedback through the “Give us feedback” button.

This will help to make the European Catalogue of Volcanoes a main source of information about volcanoes and their hazards within the European community.






The Editors of the European Catalogue of Volcanoes

Sara Barsotti (IMO), Bergrún Arna Óladóttir (UI, IMO) and Mauro A. Di Vito (INGV).