Collective residencies / Volcanology / Olot


From Monday, 17 October 2022 to Friday, 21 October 2022

Professor of Geociencias Barcelona (GEO3BCN-CSIC)
Barcelona (Catalonia)


Dr. Arnau Folch is a research Professor at Geociencias Barcelona (GEO3BCN-CSIC) and visitor fellow at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC). Author of 100+ scientific publications, he has participated in 40+ national and European competitive research projects and in multiple contracts with private companies. Coordinator of the EuroHPC Center of Excellence for Exascale in Solid Earth (ChEESE) and of the HE DT-GEO project. Member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the Destination Earth initiative. Since 2011 he acts as liaison officer of the International Union of Geophysics and Geodesy (IUGG) at the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and leaded the Commission on tephra Hazard Modelling of the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI). He has a wide expertise in ash dispersal forecasting and is one of the developers of the numerical model for ash transport FALL3D, widely used worldwide. He is also a permanent member of the Volcanic Ash Scientific Advisory Group (VASAG) of the IUGG-WMO. Having access to some of the most powerful supercomputing facilities in Europe he has also developed a wide expertise in optimised computing strategies.


During my stay in Faberllull Olot I will dedicate myself to spreading with other colleagues about future projects in the now and to establish relations with the Destination Earth initiative.

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