A vessel to observe the fall of lava will arrive in the Canary Islands
The oceanographic vessel Ángeles Alvariño of the Spanish Oceanographic Institute is due to arrive in Palma on the evening of 17 October to continue monitoring the impact of Cumbre Vieja's lava on the marine environment. Writes about this Spanish edition La Razón.
Before that, the vessel will pass through El Hierro to pick up instruments that have been installed in the main crater of the Tagoro submarine volcano over the past five months, recording activity thanks to a geophone and hydrophone and measuring parameters such as temperature, conductivity, pressure, turbidity and pH in surrounding water.
This maneuver will be carried out using the ROV Liropus 2000 unmanned underwater vehicle, which will also be equipped with sensors that allow water and gas samples to be taken in areas of activity of the volcano, which is still degassing.