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The CEA 2018 training course on volcano monitoring and warning was concluded successfully

2018/10/19 14:12:32

IGCEA and the Korea Society of Volcanic Hazard Mitigation (KSVHM) jointly held the 2018 training course on volcano monitoring and warning at both IGCEA and Aden Business Hotel in Beijing from September 23 to 27, 2018, authorized by the Division of Monitoring and Prediction, CEA. The course aimed to improve the scientific level of volcano monitoring, to better develop the function of volcano monitoring stations, and to consolidate the foundation of monitoring and research as well as to meet the requirement of the 2018 11th China-Korea bilateral meeting on earthquake cooperation of strengthening China-Korea cooperation on earthquakes and volcanoes. More than 30 scholars attended this course from volcano monitoring stations, provincial volcano monitoring centers and other volcano-related institutes (Fig. 1).

Figure 1. Photograph of the attendees of the training course

Figure 2. Vice-Director Shan Xinjian gave an opening address

After the short opening ceremony on the morning of September 24, Xu Jiandong, Chief Director of the Division of Active Volcanoes of IGCEA, hosted the meeting. Shan Xinjian, Vice-director of IGCEA, attended and gave an address. First, he welcomed all the leaders, experts and students from both Korea and China to Beijing in a beautiful September. He said that volcano research is the important task for CEA given by the State and wished that everyone would remember the mission and further exchange to step forward together on volcano mitigation . Finally, he gave his best wishes to all the attendees and wished them a happy Mid-Autumn Festival (Fig. 2). Professor Yun Sung-Hyo from Pusan National University (PNU) also welcomed every attendee, expressed gratitude to IGCEA for the opportunity to exchange ideas , and wished for further cooperation in the future and for joint promotion of volcano monitoring and warning.

Eight experts specializing in volcano and earthquake research from both Korea and China gave lectures during the course. First, Sung-Hyo introduced comprehensive research on an entiree active volcano, incorporating volcanic geology, volcanic disasters, monitoring, prediction, disaster rescue, and other aspects. Professor Lee Chengshu from the Korea Disaster Reduction Association presented a warning system for volcanic ash, especially warning modeling of the area affected by volcanic ash after the eruption of Tianchi Volcano of Changbaishan, China. Researcher Zhao Ciping from the Earthquake Administration of Yunnan Province described volcanic gas monitoring and activities in Yunnan Province. Assistant Researcher Ji Lingyun from the Second Monitoring and Application Center, CEA, talked about how to use GPS and InSAR technologies to monitor volcanic deformation. Researcher Liu Guoming from the Earthquake Administration of Jilin Province focused on volcano and earthquake monitoring and related automatic identification software. Researcher Fang Lihua from the Institute of Geophysics, China Earthquake Administration, gave a presentation on applying tomography in volcano research. Researcher Ma Shengli from IGCEA lectured on the occurrence mechanism and research methods of earthquakes, providing a new vision for related volcanic research. Finally, Huang Guohua from Guangxi Earthquake Administration described the methods and experience of station layout and building. From the courseware, computer practice and group discussion, all the attendees understood the basic theories and the progress in new domestic and foreign research in volcano-related fields (Fig. 3).

Figure 3. Photographs of the presentations by some professors

IGCEA and KSVHM carefully prepared this training course in terms of both the course content and meeting organization. The attendees sacrificed their time to attend the course rather than spending time with their families since it was the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday. Every lecture was well-prepared and the content was wonderfully presented. From the joint efforts of all the presenters, the course was successfully concluded and achieved the expected effects.