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Understanding and forecasting magma pathways and the location of eruptive vents

Speaker: Prof.ssa Elena Rivalta, University of Bologna, Department of Physics and Astronomy - Thursday 13 October – 4,30 PM | Aula Arduino


Magma is transported through the brittle-elastic lithosphere by diking. Diking is a mechanism similar to hydraulic fracturing where a volume of fluid occupies a crack which propagates by fracturing rock ahead and pinching shut at its back.

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Seminar - Towards more robust evaluation and use of environmental models against climate uncertainty

Speaker: Dr.ssa Francesca Pianosi, University of Bristol, UK - Water & Environmental Engineering - 21 September – 12.00 a.m. | Arduino Classroom and “Live” on-line at Zoom:


Computer models are essential tools in the earth system sciences. They underpin our search for understanding of earth systems functioning and support decision-making across spatial and temporal scales. Ever growing computing power and data availability enable the construction of increasingly complex and coupled models of human-environment interactions. Yet while these progresses make models capable (in principle) of addressing new questions, they rarely help reducing the uncertainties associated with model responses.

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HYPERION's video among the nominees of the UNESCO Earth Futures Festival 2022


The video, produced by Eurisy, talks about the activities of protection and monitoring of the cultural heritage on the island of Rhodes. Voting ends in the 15th of September.The Greek island of Rhodes is subject to soil movements and is situated in a seismic area.

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Convective and Volcanic Clouds School: the 7th edition will be held in September in Nicolosi (Sicily), on the slopes of the Etna volcano

Dal 05.09.2022 al 13.09.2022

The Convective and Volcanic Clouds (CVC) School is a great opportunity to get an overview of the state of the art of these fields: the purpose is to train students with outstanding research interest in the techniques allowing to detect, monitor, and model convective and volcanic clouds, to gain knowledge of the instruments and satellite missions (present and future) and to be able to support such kind of studies.

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Monitoring Coastal Wetlands Using Remote Sensing Data: the NASA Delta-X project

Speaker: Prof. Sergio Fagherazzi, Earth & Environment Department, Boston University - Wednesday, 15th June – 3:30 PM | Aula Arduino


Deltas are sinking. All large deltas are in peril or on the verge. They cannot grow fast enough to offset sea-level rise and subsidence (sinking) of land. Deltas are the babies of the geological timescale. They are very young and fragile, in a delicate balance of sinking and growing.

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