The study of volcanoes covers a broad area of science including geology, geophysics, geochemistry and atmospheric processes.
Our team draws on a broad range of expertise, and through collaborative research worldwide, we are gaining a better understanding of volcanic processes, hazards and risks. Through engagement with policy and decision makers, private enterprise, NGOs and the public we are contributing to strategies for mitigation of volcanic risks.
Our research interests include:
- volcanic hazards
- interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research
- communicating science
- mapping and analysis of volcanic deposits
- petrology and geochemistry
- earth observation
- tephra studies
- volcanic gases
- volcano seismology
European Volcano Observatory Space Services.
European volcanological supersite in Iceland: a monitoring system and network for the future
Strengthening Resilience in Volcanic Areas.
Volcanic and Atmosphere Near- to far-field Analysis of plumes Helping interpretation and Modelling
Studies into volcanism across Iceland, focusing on the volcanoes of Katla, Grímsvötn-Laki and Eyjafjallajökull
Student research projects
The BGS works alongside universities, co-funding student research projects in volcanology through BUFI (BGS and Universities Funding Initiative)
Contact Sue Loughlin for further information about BGS Volcanology