Ecuadorian Volcanoes Supersite

Supersite Objectives

Further to the GSNL general objectives, the Ecuador volcano Supersite has three specific objectives:

1 - Acquire and make openly available ground and satellite data over the Guagua Pichincha, Tungurahua and Cotopaxi active stratovolcanoes. These data will allow the monitoring of the volcano deformation patterns and the modeling and understanding of the magma plumbing system.

2 - Acquire and make openly available  ground and satellite data over further volcanoes in the area which may show signs of unrest or of an impending eruption of potentially high impact.

3 - Acquire and make openly available ground and satellite data over volcanoes with high hazard but lower overall risk, as Reventador.

Supersite Coordinator

Patricia A. Mothes
Instituto Geofísico, Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito Ecuador
Personal page

Official end-users

National Secretariat for Risk Management, Regional governments, Municipalities

Open Supersite data

  • In situ IGEPN Data Portal
  • TerraSAR X data: accessible from the DLR Supersite Data Portal (registration needed)
  • COSMO-SkyMed data: if available, CSK data can be accessed here through the ESA Geohazards TEP
  • Radarsat 2 data:   accessible on demand from the Coordinator
  • Pleiadés data:    accessible on demand from the Coordinator

Biennial reports

Result highlights

Supersite history