TurkVolc is an international collaborative project, founded to better understand volcanism in Turkey, and make major improvements in Turkey’s preparedness for future volcanic emergencies with associated improvements in societal resilience. TurkVolc brings together experts from MTA in Turkey, University of Bristol, UK, and Montserrat Volcano Observatory.

The Mineral Research and Exploration General Directorate of Turkey

MTA is Turkey’s leading geoscience organisation. It conducts scientific and technological research on mineral exploration and geology to provide information to the Government of Turkey and benefit Turkish people. MTA conduct mineral exploration projects, geology, geophysical maps and scientific research, map inventory and data bank, hydrogeology studies, geothermal studies, geochemistry, earthsurface research, marine research, environmental research, active fault seismo-tectonic studies, geological survey of metropolitan areas, drilling core data bank research, labs and technological research, paid work, national and international technical colloboration projects.

University of Bristol

The Volcanology group in the School of Earth Sciences in the University of Bristol is one of the largest and most influential volcanology research groups in the world. The School is internationally recognised for natural hazard and risk assessment. The Volcanology group produces high ranked academic research, and tailored applied research and advice for international governments, financial institutions and the public.

Montserrat Volcano Observatory

The Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) was founded in 1995 as a consequence of theongoing eruption of the Soufriere Hills Volcano. It is run by the Seismic Research Centre of the University of the West Indies. The MVO is world renowned as a centre of excellence in volcano monitoring and emergency management, with experience of the long-term management of a major volcanic emergency.
The TurkVolc project was funded by TUBITAK (116Y480) and Research Councils UK.

The TurkVolc project was funded by TUBITAK (116Y480) and Research Councils UK.