Monitoring device rescued from the lava
One of IMO's SO2 monitoring devices, which had been trapped by the Holuhraun lava flow since last year, was rescued on Saturday, 10 January.
Participants of this salvaging operation were Ármann Höskuldsson, Gro Birkefeld Pedersen and Morten S. Riishuus from the Institute of Earth Sciences and Reynir Pétursson from Reykjavik Helicopters.
The DOAS will be tested for any damage it may have suffered during months of being surrounded by hot lava and gases. It will be fixed and set back up near the eruption, where it will make continuous SO2 emission rate measurements that are streamed back to IMO.
This instrument is part of the FutureVolc collaboration with IMO's partners at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Applied Sciences in Dusseldorf.