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Prof. Dr. V.J. Dietrich
Institute for Mineralogy and Petrography
ETH Zürich

Prof. Dr. Lorenz Hurni
Institute of Cartography
ETH Zürich

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    Pilot Sites
        Nisyros (Greece)
        Oceanographic and Geophysical Surveys
              The Ocean Floor Mapping System Using Sea Beam
              Sea Floor Seismic Reflection Soundings
              Seismic Activity and Monitoring
              Gravity and magnetic surveys
              The GPS network
         Satellite Imaging
              Ikonos Satellite Imaging
              Thermal Satellite Imaging
              Differential Radar Interferometry (DInSAR)
         Ground-based heat and CO2 flux measurements
              CO2 Flux Monitoring and Diffuse Degassing Structures (DDS)
         Geochemical Monitoring of the Hydrothermal System of Nisyros
              Systematic periodic measurements of thermal waters
         Thermal Infrared (IR) Camera Imaging
              The infrared thermal imager NEC Thermo Tracer
    Geological History of Sites
        The volcanic history
              The Basal Volcanic Complex (ca. 160,000-100,000 years)
              The Early Caldera Stratovolcano (ca. 100,000-30,000 years)
              Lakki Pyroclastics and Avlaki Complex
              Lacustrine and Pyroclastic Formations
              The Melisseri - Evangelistra - Afionas Complex
              The Emborios Complex
              The Ellinika - Kyra - Lies Pyroclastic Complex
              The Argos - Stavros Complex
              The Main Caldera Formation (30,000 to 15,000 years ?)
              The First Caldera Phase (?30,000 to 20,000 years ?)
              The Second Caldera Phase (20,000 to <15,000 years ?)
        Volcano-Tectonic Structures
        The Nisyros Hydrothermal Crater Field
              Fumarolic Activity
              The Nisyros Hydrothermal System


    The GEOWARN spatial database
    The New GEOWARN Multimedia Information System

Transferability of GEOWARN systems to other European volcanoes
    The Second Test Site Campi Flegrei (Italy)
        Campi Flegrei
        The second test site Campi Flegrei (Italy) - a Transferability Test
        The Solfatara Volcano
    Monitoring of the Hydrothermal System of Solfatara Volcano
        Physical-numerical modeling
        The geochemical data set as a basis for physical modeling
        Numerical simulation
        The physical-numerical model

The Final GEOWARN Product Early Warning System and Emergency Plan
    The Volcano Early Warning System
    Early Recognition of Reactivation of a Magmatic System
        Reactivation of Volcanic Activity
        The Concept of Volcanic Eruption Scenarios
        Prediction of Volcanic Activity and Related Earthquakes
    GEOWARN Emergency Planning and Mitigation

Innovation and Outlook
    Potential Users
    The Geowarn Consortium - Further Information


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Several methodologies are applied in a completely new way to achieve the necessary results.

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