Hydrogeochemical and soil CO2 efflux monitoring are fundamental activities of our geochemical monitoring programme for the volcanic surveillance of the volcanically active oceanic island of Tenerife where 5 out of 16 of the Canary Islands’ historical eruptions occurred.
The selected student for this programme will perform field and lab work related to hydrogeochemical and soil CO2 efflux monitoring for volcanic surveillance in Tenerife, Canary Islands.
The student will perform field and lab work in a weekly basis.
During this programme the student will learn how to:
- perform in-situ pH, temperature, conductivity and radon measurements in ground waters
- collect ground water samples to analyze major, minor and trace components
- collect ground water samples for chemical and isotopic analysis of dissolved gases
- perform chemical analysis of major and minor components of the collected ground water samples through ion chromatography (IC)
- perform soil CO2 flux measurements through alkaline traps
- perform chemical analysis of dissolved gases of the collected ground water samples through micro-chromatography (microGC) and quadrupole mass spectrometry (QMS)
All GeoIntern students will receive the following SciComm training:
- How to write in a lively, engaging way about science for articles in the media and blogs.
- Producing a short video about your research and the research of others.
- Essential skills in presenting in front of a camera and in front of a live audience.
- How to use social media effectively to communicate about science/the environment.
- Adapting your communication to different audiences.