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Professional Certificate in
Field Volcanology and Hazards

What you will learn

  • Describe why volcanoes erupt in Iceland and New Zealand.
  • Use the field skills of a volcanologist to explain and describe volcanic rocks and landscapes.
  • Explain why different volcano types have different eruption hazards.
  • Appreciate the value of cross-cultural perspectives from Māori narratives and values to stories of Icelandic trolls.
  • Apply field data and historic eruption stories to discuss volcanic hazard implications in different locations in Iceland and Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Discuss the plan to drill into a magma chamber, weigh up the societal benefits such as renewable geothermal energy and better eruption prediction with risks and costs.
  • Use appropriate cultural consideration and apply communication skills to describe volcanic processes to diverse audiences.
Expert instruction
2 skill-building courses
Progress at your own speed
3 months
1 - 2 hours per week
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. UCx's Field Volcanology and Hazards Professional Certificate

Meet your instructors
from University of Canterbury (UCx)

Ben Kennedy
University of Canterbury
Jonathan Davidson
University of Canterbury

Experts from UCx committed to teaching online learning

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