A. M. Álvarez-Valero (University of Salamanca, Spain), petrologist-geochemist, integrates different approaches (petrography + mineral chemistry + reaction balance + phase diagram modelling + stable and noble gas isotopes), in studies of crustal partial melting with implications on volcanic evolution in different systems (extinct and active; basic and acid; onland and submarine).
H. Albert (University of Barcelona, Spain) studies the
dynamics of the processes occurring inside volcanoes to understand how
they may lead to volcanic eruptions. This includes the magma reservoir,
magma intrusion, crystallization and convection, and volatile degassing in volcanic conduits. She is an expert in determining time scales of magmatic processes.
M. Aulinas (University of Barcelona, Spain), igneous petrologist and geochemist working on shallow magmatic processes and eruptive dynamics, reconstruction of magmatic systems and characterization of mantelic sources. She integrates different approaches including petrography, whole-rock and mineral chemistry and stable and radiogenic isotopes.
J. Borrajo (University of Salamanca, Spain) is the group’s expert in micro-computed-tomography analysis and responsible of the micro-CT at USAL. He is medical doctor, yet has collaborated and published with the group in several challenging geological-volcanic questions.
A. Caracausi (INGV, Italy): is an expert geochemist in volatile elements (C, H2O, N, noble gases) in different processes of Earth (and planetary) Sciences such as e.g. gas and fluid circulations in the lithosphere, and magmatic and volcanic variations from source at depth to the surface.
G. Kereszturi (Massey University, New Zealand), is a well-known experts on monogenetic volcanism, phreatomagmatism and geomorphological studies in volcanic areas, with demonstrated skills on morphometry-based volcano dating techniques.
A. Geyer (CSIC, Spain) is an expert on analogue and numerical models of volcanic processes with special interest on collapse caldera processes. She created the CCDB (Collapse Caldera DataBase) (http://www.gvb-csic.es/CCDB.htm) and i currently working on the historic volcanism of Deception island caldera and the evaluation of its volcanic hazard.
S. Giralt (CSIC, Spain) is an expert in climatic reconstructions based on multidisciplinary studies of high temporal resolution marine and lake sediment cores. He has participated in various Antarctic campaigns focused on the extraction of sediment cores of Livingston Island lakes and of the sea-flooded caldera of Deception Island.
G. Gisbert (CSIC, Spain), igneous
petrologist and geochemist working on shallow magmatic processes and
eruptive dynamics, reconstruction of magmatic systems and
characterization of mantelic sources. He integrates different
approaches including petrography, whole-rock and mineral chemistry and
stable and radiogenic isotopes
J. Hopfenblatt (University of Barcelona, Spain) Geology, vulcanology, tephrochronology, hazard assessment. Currently working on tephrochronology and tephra characterization related to Deception Island volcanic activity.
A. Lobo (CSIC, Spain) is an expert on the analysis of remotely sensed imagery, both from satellite and from UAVs. Besides standard multi-temporal and multi-spectral imagery, he has experience on the analysis of satellite hyperspectral imagery and on acquiring and analysing spectra from UAVs.
D. Pedrazzi (CSIC, Spain) Geology, volcanology, stratigraphy and mapping of volcanic areas, hazard assessment, monogenetic and polygenetic volcanism. Currently working on the post-caldera volcanism of Deception Island (Antarctica), llopango Caldera (El Salvador) Azores Archipelago (Portugal) and the Catalan Pyrenees.
A. Polo Sánchez (University of Salamanca, Spain). Petrology, Geochemistry, Volcanology. Currently on a PhD project related to the magma degassing and plumbing system through noble gas isotope geochemistry of Deception Island (Antarctica) post-caldera volcanism.
H. Sumino (University of Tokyo, Japan), is an expert geochemist in tracing material circulation on and in the Earth by noble gas isotopes. Currently investigates the origins and behaviours of volatiles in the terrestrial mantle by using highly-sensitive, precise noble gas mass spectrometry. He has developed the original ion source and detector for noble gas mass spectrometers to achieve high sensitivity comparable to or even better than commercially-available brand-new mass spectrometers.
Oriol Vilanova Pagès (University of Barcelona, Spain). Igneous petrology, geochemistry, volcanology and hydrothermalism. Currently working on Deception Island (Antarctica) volcanic and hydrothermal system within the framework of a PhD project.