With the Study and Diffusion of Our Volcanoes

FOUNDATION

The Chile´s Volcanoes Foundation was created in 2017 as a private law nonprofit organization for the study, research and diffusion of earth and planetary sciences. The organization has among its main initiatives the projects "Observación Volcán Villarrica / Internet - P.O.V.I." (1996 to date) and "Volcanes de Chile" (2007 to date).

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to study, research and disseminate the Earth and Planetary Sciences, with special emphasis on Volcanology; bringing knowledge and technical concepts to communities in an easy and understandable way

OUR VISION

To be a model organization, of national and international reference in the field of volcanology.

INSTITUTIONAL VALUES 

  • Excellence, Passion for Learning and Spreading Knowledge

  • Honesty, Integrity, Loyalty and Respect.

  • Autonomy, Probity and Transparency

 

DIRECTORY

Werner Keller

President

Víctor Marfull

Vicepresident

Lorena Morales

Treasurer

Alejandro Valencia

Secretary

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COOPERATION PARTNERS

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Verónica Calderón
Remote Sensing/GIS

 Chile´s Volcanoes Foundation

Dr. Boris Behncke
Scientific Adviser

I.N.G.V/Mt. Etna Volcano Observatory, Catania

 

INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT COMMITMENT

Annual reports


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Commitment to Communities

  • To help raise the level of knowledge and understanding of geological phenomena.

  • Respect for ancestral cultures and beliefs.

Environmental Commitment

The organization will promote through its actions the conservation of the Geological Heritage, Biodiversity, and in general of the whole Environment, also complying with the current legislation in the country in this area. This will materialize through 3 main axes:
 

  • Good practices at the institutional level for the prevention of pollution.

  • Development of geoconservation projects.

  • Promoting environmental responsibility in society.

PRESS CONTACTS AND PROPERTY RIGHTS

To request material owned by the foundation, publications of your projects or interviews, you should contact contacto@fundacionvolcanesdechile.org

 

BASE PROYECTS

POVI

 

The Observation Project Vn. Villarrica / Internet (P.O.V.I.), founded in 1996, is in execution since 1996. Its main objective is the monitoring and scientific investigation of the behavior of the Villarrica Volcano, Araucanía Region. It has the recognition of the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Inland Earth (IAVCEI), the Global Volcanism Program (GVP) of the Smithsonian Institute (USA) and of the Geological Survey of the United States (USGS).

 PROJECT VOLCANOES OF CHILE

The project was born in 2007 as a private initiative for the study and dissemination of Volcanology and Earth Sciences in Chile. Among the main interests of the project is to position itself as a link between the scientific world and the community, for a better understanding of geological phenomena, their respect and appreciation as part of the natural processes of our planet.

 

 UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Calendar of Annual Activities 2018

HISTORY

Publications

(2015) Miller A, Palma J, Keller W, Johnson J,   Classifying the infrasonic fingerprints of a dynamic volcanic system: A quantitative comparison of optical and infrasound records at Villarrica Volcano, Chile, American Geophysical Union

(2014) Proyecto de Observación Villarrica / Internet (P.O.V.I.), During November 2010 to December 2013, lava lake persists but few explosions, Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network 39:03, Smithsonian Institution

 

(2013) Romero J, Keller W, Marfull V, Short chronological analysis of the 2007-2009 eruptive cycle and its nested cones formation at Llaima volcano, Journal of Technological Possibilism, Volumen 2, Nº 3, Universidad de Santiago de Chile

 

(2010) Proyecto de Observación Villarrica / Internet (P.O.V.I.), Lava lake in summit crater very active beginning in April 2010, Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network 35:04, Smithsonian Institution

 

(2010) Proyecto de Observación Villarrica / Internet (P.O.V.I.), Nearly continuous gas plumes emitted from long-lived lava lake through October 2010, Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network 35:10, Smithsonian Institution

 

(2009) Proyecto de Observación Villarrica / Internet (P.O.V.I.), Thermal anomalies throughout 2007; ash plumes November 2007 and October 2008, Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network 34:01, Smithsonian Institution

 

(2008) Keller W, Chile und seine Vulkane, ein Leben im Feuerring, Cóndor, Nº 3792

 

(2006) Keller W, Unusual seismicity, minor pyroclastic, and gas explosions, January-April 2005, Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network 31:05, Smithsonian Institution

 

(2004) Bardintzeff J-M, Harden J, Proyecto de Observación Villarrica / Internet (P.O.V.I.), Tanguy J-C, Active lava lake observed during late 2004, Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network 29:12, Smithsonian Institution

 

(2002) Proyecto de Observación Villarrica / Internet (P.O.V.I.), Small 14 May eruption; multi-year incandescence; crater visits, Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network 27:02, Smithsonian Institution

(2002) Proyecto de Observación Villarrica / Internet (P.O.V.I.), General decrease in activity during February-May 2002, Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network 27:06, Smithsonian Institution

 

(2001) Koller A , Keller W, Le volcan Villarrica, au sud des Andes chiliennes, Revue de L´Assotiation Volcanologique Européanne (LAVE), Nº 93

 

(2001) Moreno H., Keller W., Pahoehoe steadily fills crater; gas discharges and explosions in October-December 2000, Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network 26:03, Smithsonian Institution

 

(2001) Alean J. Dr., Keller W, Vulkane des südchilenischen Seengebiets, Die Alpen, Nr. 1., Suiza

 

(2000) Keller W., Le volcan Villarrica, au sud des Andes chiliennes, Revue de L´Assotiation Volcanologique Européanne (LAVE), Nº 84

 

(1999) Behncke, B., Tanguy J-C., Keller, W., Summary of June-September activity; powerful eruption from the Voragine (Etna, Italy) on 4 September, 1999, Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network 24:09, Smithsonian Institution

 

(1999) Alean J. Dr., Keller W., Three years of seasonal fluctuations in lava pond height, Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network 24:03, Smithsonian Institution

 

(1998) Keller W., Summary of February-November activity; intermittent lava pond pulses, phreatic explosions, Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network 23:11, Smithsonian Institution

(1997) Behncke B. Dr., Keller W., Steinmetz M, Kendzior J., Strombolian activity and lava in central pit; red glow returns at night, Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network 22:04, Smithsonian Institution

 

(1997) Keller W., Explosions during March-June; crater glow in August, Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network 22:08, Smithsonian Institution

 

(1997) Moreno H., Keller W., During 2000 a still-active lava lake, occasional outbursts, and increased lahar risks, Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network 25:10, Smithsonian Institution

 

(1996) Behncke B. Dr., Keller W., Crater observations for the interval 11 September 1996-13 January 1997, Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network 21:12, Smithsonian Institution

 

 

Proyecto de Observación Villarrica / Internet (P.O.V.I.) Global Volcanism Program, Report on Villarrica (Chile), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report, Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey

  • 4 February-10 February 2015

  • 10 December-16 December 2014

  • 31 July-6 August 2013

  • 14 November-20 November 2012

  • 7 November-13 November 2012

  • 18 April-24 April 2012

  • 11 April-17 April 2012

  • 14 March-20 March 2012

  • 7 March-13 March 2012

  • 28 September-4 October 2011

  • 20 October-26 October 2010

  • 13 October-19 October 2010

  • 12 May-18 May 2010

  • 28 April-4 May 2010

  • 22 October-28 October 2008

  • 30 March-5 April 2005

  • 16 October-22 October 2002

  • 10 April-16 April 2002

  • 22 August-28 August 2001

  • 18 August-14 August 2001

  • Keller W. (1985), Registro cronológico del comportamiento eruptivo del volcán Villarrica, (19 de Noviembre de 1984 al 3 de Marzo de 1985), Biblioteca del SERNAGEOMIN

  

Conferences:
 

Mayo 2017. OVDAS-SERNAGEOMIN; Volcán Villarrica – La observación visual como recurso primario de seguimiento y estudio.

 

Mayo 2017. Escuela Pumahue, Temuco; Volcanes.

 

Mayo 2017. Radio Club Valles del Maipo, Buin; Peligros Geológicos.

 

Agosto 2016. Radio Club de Chile, Santiago; Peligros Geológicos.

 

Febrero 2016. CONAF, Parque Nacional Villarrica, Sector Rucapillán; Volcán Villarrica.

Abril 2016. Universidad de la Frontera, sede Pucón; Volcán Villarrica, antes, durante y después del pulso eruptivo del 3 de marzo 2015.

 

Octubre 2014. Jornadas de actualización curricular para profesores de Historia y Geografía, Pucón; Conociendo al Volcán Villarrica – Nº 1 en el ranking de amenaza volcánica en Chile.

Mayo 2013. I. Municipalidades de Buin y Paine; Peligros volcánicos y sísmicos.

 

Abril 2013. Fuerza Aérea de Chile; Volcanes Activos de Chile.

 

Septiembre 2009. Colegio Alemán de Temuco; Volcán Llaima – Ciclo eruptivo 2007-2009.

 

Noviembre 2008. Liga Chileno-Alemana (DCB); Volcán Chaitén – Pasado, presente y futuro.

 

Octubre 2008. Club Alemán Andino (DAV); Volcán Villarrica – Un laboratorio natural de relevancia mundial.

 

Agosto de 2000. Liceo Pablo VI, Pucón; Introducción al Volcanismo - Medio siglo de actividad del Volcán Villarrica.

 

Abril 2008. Liga Chileno-Alemana (DCB); Fascinación Volcán Llaima.

 

 

Field Activities:

2017 - Volcán Isluga y Géiseres de Puchuldiza. Reconocimiento estructuras volcánicas, géiseres y recolección de material audiovisual (P.O.V.I. + PVCh)

2017 - Cordillera Región de Antofagasta. Reconocimiento de estructuras volcánicas, géiseres y recolección de material audiovisual (PVCh)

2016 - Caldera de la Pacana y Géiseres del Tatio. Recolección de material audiovisual (PVCh) 

2016 - Grupo Volcánico Nevados de Chillán. Reconocimiento de estructuras volcánicas y recolección de material audiovisual (PVCh)

 

2015 - Complejo Volcánico Laguna del Maule. Reconocimiento de estructuras volcánicas y recolección de material audiovisual (PVCh + O)

 

2014 - Falla de San Ramón. Reconocimiento falla y recolección de material audiovisual (P.O.V.I. + PVCh)

 

2013 - Isla de Pascua (Easter Island). Reconocimiento de estructuras volcánicas y recolección de material audiovisual. (PVCh)

 

2012 - Grupo Volcánico Nevados de Chillán. Reconocimiento de estructuras volcánicas y recolección de material audiovisual (PVCh)

 

2012 - Falla el Fierro. Reconocimiento falla y recolección de material audiovisua (PVCh)

 

2011 - Falla Pocuro. Reconocimiento falla y recolección de material audiovisua (PVCh + O)

 

2011 - Volcán Planchón - Peteroa. Reconocimiento de estructuras volcánicas, proceso eruptivo y recolección de material audiovisual (PVCh)

 

2010 - Volcán San José. Reconocimiento de estructuras volcánicas y recolección de material audiovisual (PVCh)

2010 - Volcán Osorno y Calbuco. Reconocimiento de estructuras volcánicas y recolección de material audiovisual (PVCh)

 

2009 - Complejo Volcánico Lonquimay. Reconocimiento de estructuras volcánicas y recolección de material audiovisual (P.O.V.I.)

 

2008 - Grupo Volcánico Nevados de Chillán. Reconocimiento estructuras volcánicas y recolección de material audiovisual (P.O.V.I. + PVCh)

2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2013 - Volcán Llaima. Reconocimiento de estructuras volcánicas, proceso eruptivo y recolección de material audiovisual (P.O.V.I. + PVCh)

 

 

Collaboration in the field with:

Febrero 2017 - Hironao Shinjoe (PhD), Tokyo Keizai University (P.O.V.I.)

Febrero 2016 - TV Globo, Brasil (P.O.V.I.)

Diciembre 2014 - BBC (P.O.V.I.)

Mayo 2001 - Discovery Channel (P.O.V.I.)

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