University Students Visit Montserrat as Part of Their Study Tour DaysWritten by Hazel D. Adams Riley
BRADES Montserrat – A group of volconology students and professors from the University of Leeds and the Ludwig Maxmillian University of Munich recently visited Montserrat as part of their study tour.
Led by Dr Jurgen “Locko” Neuberg, ten PhD students and professors gave seminars at MVO on their research, installed additional monitoring equipment, and gathered field data and soil and rock samples for their research projects.
The research topics are varied and included exploring the connections between how magma moves and fragments (forming ash) with the seismic signals and eruptive activity at Soufrière Hills volcano.
Montserrat provides a wealth of data, both from MVO’s well-established monitoring network and from deposits of recent activity, which has significantly contributed to knowledge of volcanic processes. The MVO frequently collaborates with professors and students at other institutions in aspects of volcanological research. This benefits the volcanologists in training, the institutions which they represent and the Montserrat Volcano Observatory and by extension Montserrat.