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Instituto de Investigação em Vulcanologia e Avaliação de Riscos – IVAR


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The Research Institute for Volcanology and Risk Assessment (IVAR) has been part of the Portuguese Scientific and Technological System since 2001, when it was recognized by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).

In its research component, IVAR integrates several national and international networks and consortia: CTBTO (Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization), DORIS (Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite), EMSO (European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and Water Column Observatory), EPOS (European Plate Observing System), EUROVOLC (European Network of Observatories and Research Infrastructures for Volcanology), NEREUS (Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies), RAEGE (Atlantic Network of Geodynamical and Space).

In the field of monitoring and seismovolcanic criteria, the IVAR comprises the Azores Volcanological and Seismological Observatory, and it is a member of the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO).



José Manuel Rodrigues Pacheco
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