On 15th of March 2017, H.E. Mr. Kristján Andri Stefánsson Ambassador of Iceland and Krafla Magma Testbed project office had the pleasure to host an information meeting for policy and funding agencies in the Icelandic Embassy to France in Paris from 14:00 to 16:30.

The Krafla Magma Testbed presentation event was focused on explaining what differences study can provide in permanent research infrastructure at Krafla Caldera, Iceland, allowing research teams to access, image, and experiment with the critical zone from the root of a hydrothermal system in solid rock through to entirely liquid magma. Dr. Freysteinn Sigmundsson, from the University of Iceland taken a role of a chair of the meeting and following presentations, were introduced to the group of fifty representatives.


  1. General introduction to Krafla Magma TestbedJohn Eichelberger, University of Alaska, USA
  2. Introduction to the impact on basic science Yan Lavallee, University of Liverpool, Great Britain
  3. Potential impact of KMT on Volcanology science and risk assessment Paolo Papale, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Italy
  4. Potential impact of KMT on extraction of Geothermal Energy Sigurður H. Markússon, Landsvirkjun, Iceland
  5. Conclusion and summary – John Ludden, British Geological Survey
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