terena networking conference 2010


geant Dancing Volcanoes: A Creative Union of Science, Technology and the Arts

The ‘data sonification’ technique aims to enable researchers to predict volcanic eruptions by converting seismic data from active volcanoes into melodies that analysts can study to detect patterns in volcano activity. This process requires the high-bandwidth capacity and advanced grid-computing platforms supported by the GÉANT network and its global links.

Music inspired by melodies obtained using this technique from volcanoes in Italy, Ecuador and the Philippines has accompanied a unique dance performance entitled ‘The Mountain’ by Washington D.C.’s CityDance Ensemble, marking a unique creative union between science, technology and art.



  • Tom Fryer