Welcome to the CO2Volc web page! About the project
ERC funded project (European Research Council Grant 279802) CO2Volc is a five year scientific project that started in 2012 with the objectives of improving our understanding of both volcanic carbon emissions and volatile recycling at subduction zones, thereby fundamentally improving constraints on global volcanic CO2 emissions which are currently very poorly understood. These objectives will be reached through the development of innovative new optical instruments for the quantification of CO2 and other volatile species, which will be utilised in field campaigns to measure sub-aerial volcanic emissions along the length of a subduction arc.

The first 3 years of the project are dedicated to instrument development, laboratory testing and demonstration field campaigns on Italian volcanoes. The fourth and fifth years are dedicated to the main field campaign, development of models of volatile recycling and construction of a CO2 inventory catalogue.
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