UppTalk Weekly, Webinar
9 juni 2020, 12:00 - 12:30 (The seminar is in english)
The two faces of Volcanoes – learning to benefit from the monster Our guest this week is Valentin Troll, Professor at the Department of Earth Sciences, Natural Resources and Sustainable Development and this week’s host is Karin Thellenberg, Communication and Outreach Unit.
Volcanoes are widely recognized for their destructive potential and have been viewed to represent the seat of wrathful deities or even the entrance to hell. While their direct and indirect negative effects are often most strikingly displayed, volcanoes also provide us with a vastness of resources that shape our daily lives and without which we would not exist in the way we are today. In this seminar you will learn how volcanoes can give as much as they take and that it is the precarious balance of understanding volcanoes and monitoring their activity that will make us increasingly better at 'harvesting' the benefits that volcanoes provide.