The applications of IP2I’s muography to volcanoes opened a new chapter in 2022 in Iceland.
A first collaboration was initiated under the aegis of CNRS and MITI between IP2I and IMO, the Icelandic national meteorological, hydrological, glaciological, seismological and volcanological agency under the authority of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.

Following on from the developments initiated more than 10 years ago on La Soufrière in Guadeloupe, a muon detector has been installed at Snaefellsjökull, the volcano closest to Reykjavik.
It is symbolically the volcano that serves as the backdrop for Jules Verne’s “Journey to the Centre of the Earth” and in which volcanologists suspect intense hydrothermal activity.
With the logistical support of the Snaefells National Park, Jean-Christophe Ianigro and Jacques Marteau carried out an initial installation of a muon detector on the flanks of the volcano.
This installation was followed by a professional photographer, Carol MĂĽller, who helped finalise an exhibition, some of whose illustrations were featured in “CNRS le journal”.

The link to the photo report is available here: https://lejournal.cnrs.fr/diaporamas/des-muons-en-islande

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