Everyone is invited to a talk entitled “The silent degassing of volcanoes: a precious tool for volcano monitoring“, at the NIGS Audio Visual Room, 3 pm on 3 November 2016 (Thursday).  The speaker will be Dr. Eleazar Padron, a researcher of the Instituto Tecnológico y de Energías Renovables, Canary Islands.  He is currently leading a team conducting gas monitoring research at Taal Volcano.

Eleazar Padron obtained his Ph.D degree in Geochemistry from La Laguna University, Canary Islands. Since 2001, Dr. Padron is researcher at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Energías Renovables (ITER), in Agencia Insular de la Energía de Tenerife (AIET) since 2005. He is in-charge of geochemical monitoring at the Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias (INVOLCAN) since 2010. He specializes in fluid geochemistry of volcano-hydrothermal systems, volcano monitoring programs and in the use of geochemical parameters for seismic forecasting. He is main author and coauthor of many scientific papers published in SCI journals and has worked at many active volcanic systems in Italy, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, Portugal, Antarctica, Japan and the Philippines. He has taken part in several International Programs of Technical and Scientific collaboration in the field of fluid geochemistry applied to volcanology and geothermal exploration. He has participated in about 30 projects financed by the European Union, the Government of Spain and Canary Islands, and has been the main researcher in 3 research projects financed from the Canary Islands Government and the Spanish Government.