Antonio M. Álvarez Valero is travelling  to Antarctica in the 2017-2018 campaign of the international project POSVOLDEC to determine the key magmatic factors under the active volcano of the island and improve our knowledge of the volcanic eruptions all over the planet.

Expelled from Olympus at birth, Vulcan grew up under the protection of the divinities of the ocean in the depths of a sea cave from which he made fire tongues flow when he unleashed his fury. This god of fire made the volcano that gives shape to Deception Island, in Antarctica, cry lava for the last time in 1970. Headed there is Antonio M. Álvarez Valero, a scientist of the University of Salamanca, to study the magmatic processes that took place during that eruption within the framework of the POSVOLDEC project (MINECO), coordinated by the Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera (CSIC) .

The main goal of the project “POSVOLDEC. Understanding post-caldera volcanic processes in Deception Island (Antarctica): Implications for assessing potential future volcanic hazards”, of an interdisciplinary and international character, is to characterize the current state of the magmatic system that resides under Deception Island. The ultimate goal is to understand the ‘key factors’ that control volcanic processes in order to advance in the determination of the ‘patterns of operation of these geological structures in different regions of the planet,’ as Antonio M. Alvarez Valero explained to USAL Communication.


More information: Comunicación Universidad de Salamanca


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Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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