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The volcanic cone from the eruption of July 14th to August 28th, 2017 has been named “Piton Delmond”

This designation is intended to pay tribute to one of the engineers, instigators, of the French volcanological and seismological observatories, Jean Claude Delmond, who passed away this year.

The volcanic cone from the eruption of July 14th to August 28th, 2017 has been named “Piton Delmond”

Delmond Piton

Publication date: 13/09/2017

General public, Observatories, Press

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Volcanic Systems

Related themes : Natural Hazards

Jean Claude Delmond was a research engineer at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP) in the Volcanological and Seismological Observatories department, where he was for many years a real linchpin.

After ten years in charge of the Tamanrasset Observatory, he was successively Technical Manager of the Guadeloupe Soufrière Observatory, then of the Piton de la Fournaise Observatory, Manager of the Djibouti Observatory and finished his career in Paris as Technical Manager of all the IPGP’s Volcanological and Seismological Observatories. A great lover of volcanology and the Piton de la Fournaise, he invested a great deal of time and effort in the Plaine des Cafres Observatory when he was Technical Manager, and made a major contribution to the development of the monitoring of this volcano, which is now one of the best monitored volcanoes in the world.

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