Volcanoes Night – Research outreach project to bridge the...
Name: VOLCANOES’ NIGHT Program: Horizon2020 Duration: 2012-2015
About the project
“La Noche de los Volcanes III. – Researchers’ Night of the Canary Islands” was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie action financed by the EC Horizon 2020 programme.
La Noche de Los Volcanes / Volcanoes Night was a Marie Curie Researchers’ Night project coordinated by La Palma Research S.L. between 2012-2015. The project was funded under three consecutive contracts during a four year period. The project represented a major milestone in the history of European Researchers’ Night as this was the first time that it was ever awarded to the Canary Islands. It was also the first time that such a project was funded with a focus on geosciences. During its four year of existence the project’s geographical coverage extended substantially from a single location in 2012 to a dozen locations in 2015.
La Noche de Los Volcanes / Volcanoes’ Night ended on 1 December 2015, and has now entered a 5-year post-project phase, during which our aim is to maintain basic information services, and widely disseminate the scientific achievements of this project.
Volcanoes Night / La Noche de Los Volcanes was created by La Palma Research SL in 2012. The project received funding from the FP7 Programme of the European Commission as a Marie Curie Researchers Night action. The project used volcanoes and volcanism as a background against which the role of scientists in general and geoscientists in particular could be explained to the public. We created a novel methodology for raising public interest via a broad range of activities (Science Cafés, Volcano Movies, My Day presentations, Volcano Excursions, Wine and Volcanism, etc).