Volcanic hazards in French overseas territories

Active volcanoes from the french overseas territories are permanently monitored by volcanological and seismological observatories under the responsibility of the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, in association with local universities and regional and departmental authorities, using numerous on-land instruments and techniques. These volcanoes are listed here after:

-        Soufrière in Guadeloupe Island (Lesser Antilles)

-        Montagne Pelée in Martinique Island (Lesser Antilles)

-        Piton de la Fournaise in La Réunion Island (Indian Ocean)

-        Mayotte volcanic system in Mayotte Island (Indian Ocean)

 “The non-permanent, mobile equipement acquired within Marmor will allow geophysical measurements to be made in the offshore domain. In addition to OBSs and seabottom pressure gauges, the hydrophones (acquired within Activity 3) deployed in the water column will improve our understanding of the volcanic processes : see review by (Dziak et al, 2011) and update here below by Bazin et al (2022).”