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'Artificial intelligence' fit to monitor volcanoes

As a first and early step towards a volcano early warning system, a research project headed by Sébastien Valade from the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin) and the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam led to a new volcano monitoring platform which analyses satellite images using - amongst other methods - 'artificial intelligence' (AI).

Through tests with data from recent events, Valade and his colleagues demonstrated that their platform called MOUNTS (Monitoring Unrest from Space) can integrate multiple sets of diverse types of data for a comprehensive monitoring of volcanoes.

Volcanoes considered dormant or extinct are commonly not instrumentally monitored at all, but may experience large and unexpected eruptions, as was the case for the Chaitén volcano in Chile in 2008 which erupted after 8000 years of inactivity.

From this vast number of synthetic examples, the software learned to detect large deformation events in real satellite data formerly not known to it.

'I am deeply convinced that in the not so far future, automated monitoring systems using AI and data from different sources like satellite remote sensing and ground-based sensors will help to warn people in a more timely and robust fashion.'

Already today, the analysis provided by the MOUNTS monitoring platform allows for a comprehensive understanding of various processes in different climatic and volcanic settings across the globe: from the propagation of magma beneath the surface to the emplacement of volcanic material during the eruption, as well as the morphological changes of affected areas, and the emission of gases into the atmosphere.

The website of the platform is freely accessible, and - thanks to the global coverage and free access to the underlying data - can easily incorporate new data.

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