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Canaries – Cape Verde link to improve volcano monitoring 22 February 2010

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The Canary Islands and the Cape Verde Islands are volcanic archipelagoes off the Atlantic coast of Africa: the Canaries constitute a territory of Spain, while the Cape Verde islands are a former Portuguese colony which is now an independent republic. Both are volcanically active, and volcano monitoring is a priority for both island groups.

The Instituto Tecnológico y de Energías Renovables (ITER) of Tenerife is involved in an extensive programme aimed at strengthening volcano monitoring in Cape Verde, reports Canarias 24 Horas. In collaboration with the Laboratorio de Engenharia de Cabo Verde (LEC), the Department of Science and Technology of the Universidade de Cabo Verde (UNICV) and the Cape Verde Serviço Nacional de Protecção Civil (SNPC), ITER has been providing training and technical resources to enhance volcano monitoring and hazard mitigation in Cape Verde. Particular programmes under way include the strengthening of local capacities for geochemical volcano monitoring, the measurement of volcanic gas emissions on São Vicente and Fogo islands, and the measurement of thermal energy release associated with gas emissions at Pico do Fogo, which has been the focus of recent volcanic activity in the Cape Verde Islands.

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El ITER realiza una misión vulcanológica en Cabo Verde – Canarias24horas.com, 20 February 2010

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