Volcanology outreach week

Volcanology outreach week. with the events that are taking place in La Palma, the world of volcanology and the great interest it has aroused makes a large number of proposals appear to bring us closer to this exciting world.. To Garrotxa, as the most important volcanic area of ​​the Peninsula we are leaders in these initiatives. From this Friday the city will host various activities to explain the volcanoes to the public and discuss their impact on today's society. You can hear renowned experts at various conferences or also participate in an informative walking route through the volcanoes of Santa Pau

When the La Palma volcano began to draw lava and focus on the media more than twenty days ago, Olot hosts a week of dissemination and debate on volcanology. It is promoted by Olot City Council and the management of the Crater Space. The director of the future Olot facility is Xavier Collell.

For seven days, different international experts will pass through La Garrotxa to give talks and debates for the population and schools.. The first conference will be this Friday at the Casal Marià with the Olot geologist Xavier de Bolós and the Mexican volcanologist Gerardo Aguirre. They will both talk about the volcanoes in Mexico and their impact on society. And this impact will be the central axis of the week of volcanology.

Among the activities there will also be a walk from Can Serra through the volcanoes of the volcanic area.

Olot Volcanology Week will end with a double activity on Thursday 21 in the Turin Room: there will be a talk on volcanoes in Iceland with two experts from the island and a panel discussion on the role of volcanoes in modern society. Parallel to the volcanic week, there will also be a stay on volcanology at the Faber residence and the ninth edition of the International Postgraduate Course in Volcanology organized by the Fundació d’Estudis Superiors d’Olot will take place.

We attach the program of the different events:

Friday, 15 October | 19.00 h

  • Chat | The big questions of science: What do we know about volcanoes?
  • Speakers: Xavier de Bolós and Gerardo Aguirre.
  • Organize: Olot Culture and SIGMA
  • Place: Sala El Torín
  • Free entry with entry
  • The talk can also be followed through the PEHOC YouTube Channel.

Sunday, 17 October | 9.00 h

  • Route | Walk with volcanologists
  • guides: Joan Marti, Xavier de Bolós and Llorenç Planagumà
  • Place: Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park.
  • Itinerary: From the turó de la Pomareda to Santa Pau, passing through the Rocanegra and Croscat volcanoes.
  • Pre-mail registration espaicrater@olot.cat

Thursday, 21 October | 19.00 h

  • Chat | The latest volcanic eruptions in Iceland and their impact
  • Speakers: Ármann Höskuldsson and Thor Thordarson (University of Iceland)
  • Round table | The role of volcanoes in modern society
  • Participate: Ármann Höskuldsson, Thor Thordarson, Bruno Scaillet, Joan Adújar and Xavier de Bolós. Moderate: Joan Marti
  • Place: Sala El Torín
  • Pre-mail registration espaicrater@olot.cat
  • It can also be followed on the Espai Cràter YouTube channel

We offer you our rural accommodation in Cal Carreter, a quiet space just 10 kilometers of the population of Santa Pau, capital of the volcanoes and with a careful and gastronomic proposal of the hand of the Núria with product of proximity and in regime xde half board.