This week a group of students and professors from the University of Leeds and the Ludwig Maxmillian University of Munich, led by Dr Jurgen “Locko” Neuberg, are visiting Montserrat as part of their studies. During their visit, the group of nine PhD students and professors has given seminars at MVO on their research, installed additional monitoring equipment, and gathered field data for their research projects. The research topics are varied and include 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. MVO frequently collaborates with professors and students at other institutions in aspects of volcanological research.