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Exploring Volcanoes and Their Hazards: Iceland and New Zealand

University of Canterbury via edX


In this course, you will learn the scientific terminology and skills of a field volcanologist. Unlike most courses, we will be taking you outside of the classroom. These field experiences are where volcanologists get their hands dirty and really learn the tools of the trade.

We will take you on an interactive tour around Icelandic volcanoes where we will be talking to experts on location, digging holes to discover past eruptions, and hearing amazing stories of survival. We will discuss how to better manage volcanic hazards, using examples in New Zealand drawing on Māori knowledge. You will also get to explore rocks and landscapes while navigating around 360° videos and 3D landscapes and rock samples. You will gauge your learning all along the way, building knowledge and skills, and thinking about why volcanoes matter to you.

Taught by

Ben Kennedy

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  • Anonymous
    It was a really complete and enriching course on volcanoes in New Zealand and Iceland with a good presentation of the volcano types and different volcanic features in these countries via an amazing diversity of formats (videos, 3D videos, drawings, rock models, interviews with locals or experts and active exercises). Doing a virtual fieldtrip was a first for me and I really enjoyed this experience!
    Thank you very much for this course and this opportunity.

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