Iceland Wilderness Management Programme
As a volunteer, you will be working in small teams with qualified and experienced team leaders carrying out a variety of wilderness management projects, including all aspects of trail repair work including way-marking, bridge building, step construction and drainage as well as GPS mapping. Well maintained paths enable people to visit these amazing areas without damaging them and this important work also helps to improve safety for visitors.
- Program ID: #1948
- Location: PorsmorkIceland63° 41' 24.4248" N, 19° 25' 25.7808" WIS
Volcanology in Iceland
Seismic studies indicate that there may be several magma sources, even within a single volcanic system, in Iceland’s Eastern Volcanic Zone. With help from Earthwatch, the next frontier in volcanology in Iceland involves understanding whether seemingly separate volcanic systems are linked to the same magma sources, at what depth, and what effects such connections may have on overall regional volcanic activity. Tracing where magma is coming from and where it is going should give scientists a better handle on its ultimate “fate”—which has significant implications for being able to predict the occurrence and duration of eruptions and other volcanic disturbances.
- Program ID: #1985
- Location: Akureyri, Iceland AkureyriIceland65° 40' 59.9988" N, 18° 6' 0" WIS