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The Impact of Open Science for Evaluation of Volcanic Hazards

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In recent years, we have witnessed a growing interest for promoting Open Science within the Earth Sciences community. This includes being able to locate and analyse open data, to access open processing platforms and share research products within the scientific community and with stakeholders.

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In recent years, we have witnessed a growing interest for promoting Open Science within the Earth Sciences community. This includes being able to locate and analyse open data, to access open processing platforms and share research products within the scientific community and with stakeholders.

We propose a collection of papers evidencing the impact of Open Science on the advancement of volcano research and volcanic hazard assessment. Volcano research in all fields directly or indirectly supports the assessment of volcanic hazards and risk mitigation. There is a need for scientific advancements in volcano research to be rapidly taken up by stakeholders and decision-makers, including staff at volcano observatories and civil protection agencies. The adoption of an Open Science approach to volcano monitoring, promotes rapid, high quality products and mutually beneficial international collaboration, eventually leading to timely and increased societal benefits.

This Frontiers Research Topic welcomes contributions demonstrating how an Open Science approach promotes advanced multidisciplinary investigations of volcanic systems, including but not limited to:

• Contributions presenting and discussing the progress and state-of-the-art in the scientific exploitation and interpretation of remote sensing and in-situ data for volcanic hazard studies, using open data, open exploitation platforms, virtual research environments, etc;
• Contributions comprising scientific results and technological aspects, highlighting the support of specific projects and international partnerships to Open Science in volcanology, including open access volcano-related databases;
• Contributions that demonstrate how Open volcano Science is taken up by decision makers for Disaster Risk Management and how it can benefit the assessment and the reduction of the environmental, economic and social impacts.

The collection also wishes to highlight the added value that such Open Science approach brings in mitigating volcanic risk to developing countries, where access to non-open data, codes and resources is currently severely limited.

This Research Topic is aimed at being very interdisciplinary in Volcanology, reflecting the nature of the Research Topics collections of Frontiers.


Keywords: volcano dynamics, volcanic hazard, open science, remote sensing, geophysical monitoring


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