The “Etna International Training School of Geochemistry 2016. Science meets Practice” is hosted in Mt. Etna (Italy) at the Osservatorio Vulcanologico Pizzi Deneri, from 1 to 6 August 2016. It is addressed to Senior Graduate and PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers. Aim of the training school is to bring together the next generation of researchers active in studies concerning
geochemistry and to introduce them with innovating direct sampling and remote sensing techniques. The “Osservatorio Vulcanologico Pizzi Deneri” was built on the rim of the Ellittico caldera, in the base of the North- East crater at an altitude of 2,850 m a.s.l., near the Valle del Leone. It lies in a strategic location making it one of the most important sites of the INGV - Osservatorio Etneo for monitoring, geophysical and volcanological research. In other words, the Pizzi Deneri observatory is a unique place
close to the top of the most active volcano of Europe.
The International Training School of Geochemistry, following a low-cost philosophy, aims to provide the students a unique field experience supported by a group of expert teachers in a spectacular volcanic scenery. Furthermore, it gives young scientists an opportunity to experiment and evaluate new techniques to be used on volcanic fluid emissions covering a broad variety of methods.

Encotech and Picarro tested togheter with the Training School of Geochemistry the new Picarro  portable trace gas analyzer GasScouter™ G4301