The Volcano Discovery TeamThe VOLCANO DISCOVERY team is based in Europe, Indonesia and Hawaii. Members of the scientific community with active membership in geological associations, such as the IAVCEI (International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior ), GSA (Geological Society of America) and EGU (European Geophysical Society), we work closely with international scientists from volcanological institutes and observatories all over the world.
Our services have been used by groups and individuals as well as media such as National Geographic, Discovery Channel, the BBC, CNN and Geo. As knowledgeable professionals, we can offer you safe, exciting tours in volcanic environments.
Yashmin is largely in charge of our new French section and creating tours aimed towards French-speaking clients.
Her research led her to study volcanoes in Mexico, the Caribbean, Ethiopia and other areas.
After completing her doctorate degee in 1990 she went on to work as consultant and teacher in earth sciences, and she has been organizing expeditions and study trips to volcanoes in Italy, France, the Caribbean, Ethiopia and Tanzania designed to share knowledge and the fascination of her subject, the beauty of our living earth, to the general public. She also co-authored the book "Au coeur des volcans" (2004, Ed. Fleurus - Geo Ados). Evelyne with her charming smile joined our team in 2010 and guides trips to Ethiopia, the Caribbean, and a new study trip in the Auvergne, her homeland.
This extraordinary trip changed his life. Back in Geneva, he decided to combine his passion of travelling & meeting people with the passion for volcanoes. Thierry then started to offer geologic and volcanologic excursions and courses for audiences among the grand public. His tours offers include the spectacular geology of Guatemala, Iceland, Sicily, France (Massif Central and Normandie), Greece (Santorin & Milos). Thierry has been cooperating with VolcanoDiscovery since 2005. Look at his website: www.thierrybasset.ch.
Multilingual Ulla has lived, studied, worked and travelled extensively in many parts of the globe, but her specialist area is the South Pacific including the wild archipelago of Vaunatu. Her love for volcanoes and adventure travel, her passion for storytelling, her organisation skills and the thorough knowledge of the South Pacific and its envionments makes her the perfect guide for our new tours to Vanuatu.
You can find out more about Ulla and her activities on the website www.ullalohmann.de.
As a trip organizer, he has lead more than 50 expeditions to Iceland alone a since 1984. He calls Iceland one of favorite places, and knows it better than most Icelanders themselves. Other than Iceland, he has lead more than 130 expeditions between the North Pole and Cape Town, Hawaii and Peking. In 1988, together with the legendary Kraffts in 1988, he helped organizing one of the first expeditions to OlDoinyo Lengai volcano, during which Lengai's fascinating and unique natrocarbonatite lava was sampled live for the first time.
As an author and publisher, Chris has written 7 books and e-books about volcanoes, focus on Italy and Iceland. More books are in preparation at his C!H!F publishing house "World geographic" www.world-geographic.de. Most recently, the new edition of "Islands Naturwunder" and "Italiens Vulkane" - two greatly illustrated and easy-to-read compact introduction to Iceland's and Italy's geology (in German).
He specializes in travel photography with a particular interest in volcanoes and the people who live and work near them, and also macro photography where he has developed a reputation as photographer of rainforest fungi. He has traveled extensively through Asia, South America, and Africa, and of course Australasia and the Pacific islands where he has visited and photographed many active volcanoes and peoples of many different places. He has also become very familiar with the SE Australian and New Zealand rainforests, where he spends the autumn photographing the beautifully colored fungi that can be found there. Steve has now had photos published in places as varied as Belgian cat calendars and French knitting books, in English children’s books and American Biology texts, as designs for jewelry, on mobile phones and in many CSIRO and other reference books.
He has also developed relationships with several major international aid and travel organizations. Up until last year he worked as a senior IT architect, but has now left that industry to “go bush”, most probably in Tasmania where the fungi is second to none, and further develop a career in macro and travel photography. Steve’s website: steveaxford.smugmug.com
They now joined our growing team to become correspondents and online editors for Japanese language content on this website. If you live in Japan and need a reference to VolcanoDiscovery, you can contact them through us.