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Antonio Polo Sanchez

Volcanology Student

Antonio Polo Sanchez
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Salamanca (37005) Spain
Professional Status
About Me
Geology student, specialized in petrology and volcanology, searching for experience related to these disciplines in order to be able to lead my own research project.

I am a very hardworking person, always motivated and looking forward to opportunities as they arise. My strengths are punctuality, persistence and ethical standards.
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PhD Student

Universidad de Salamanca
Since June 2021
  • PhD project related to the characterization of Deception Island volcano (Antarctica) degassing system through Noble Gas geochemistry.
  • PhD funded by Programa Propio III-Universidad de Salamanca
  • Tephrochronology applied to the study of the volcanic activity impact among polar zones
  • CSIC-JAE INTRO 2020 Internship Programme
Detailed Description
  • Tephra characterization related to Deception Island (Antarctica) volcanic activity.
    Petrography Analysis through Optical Microscope and SEM
    Granulometry Analysis
    Particle Shape Analysis through ImageJ software
  • Supplementary Works:

    Contribution on the litterature review of all current data related to tephra layers associated to Deception Island volcano.

    Contribution on the characterization of the Outer Coast Tuff formation (Deception Island volcano)
  • Resulted Publications:

    Polo Sánchez, A., Hopfenblatt, J., Geyer, A., Aulinas, M., Ercilla, G., and Álvarez-Valero, A. (2021). Completing the eruptive record of Deception Island (South Shetland Islands, Antarctica) by characterizing ash layers in proximal marine sediments cores., EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-2402,

    Hopfenblatt, J., Geyer, A., Aulinas, M., Polo Sánchez, A., and Álvarez-Valero, A. (2021). DecTephra: A new database of Deception Island’s tephra record (Antarctica, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-2075,

    Polo Sánchez, A. Hopfenblatt, J. Geyer, A. Aulinas, M. Ercilla, G. Álvarez-Valero, A. (2021). Completing the eruptive record of Deception Island (South Shetland Islands, Antarctica) by describing the ash layers located in proximal marine sediment cores. AIV Conferenza Rittmann Giovani Ricercatori, 6-9 Aprile 2021,

    Vilanova. O, Polo Sánchez. A, Aulinas. M, Geyer. A, Álvarez-Valero. A, Albert. H, Gisbert. G, (2021). Petrological and geochemical characterization of the Outer Coast Tuff Formation: Unravelling the magmatic processes preceding and triggering Deception Island’s caldera - forming eruption (Antarctica). AIV Conferenza Rittmann Giovani Ricercatori, 6-9 Aprile 2021,
  • Soil geochemical survey focused on geothermal exploration in Cumbre Vieja volcano, south of La Palma island (Spain)
Detailed Description
  • Rn measurements (SARAD GmbH RTM 1688 radon monitor)
  • CO2 flux measurements (West Systems CO2 fluxometer)
  • Temperature measurements at 15 and 40 cm depth
  • Soil and gas sampling
  • Resulted Publications

    Rodríguez. F, Polo Sánchez. A, Dale. K, Codner. C, Martín. A, Pérez. N.M, Amonte. C, Melián. G. V, Alonso. M, Cordero. M (2020), Diffuse H2 and He degassing survey to study of hidden potential geothermal systems in La Palma, Canary Islands. EGU General Assembly. Submission EGU2020-11218.

Commercial Research

January 2019
  • Literature review on geochemistry of deep cover ore deposits and completion of report on its application to a nickel project in the Kalahari (Botswana)
  • 1st Edition European Federation of Geologists (EFG) Mentoring Programme. Mentee of Christian Schaffalitzky de Muckadell (Eurasia Mining plc)
Detailed Description
  • “Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote sensing” (University Level) University of Salamanca
Detailed Description
  • Programme:

    -Use and Learning of GIS
    -Image classification and visual analysis (Supervised and Non-Supervised Classification)
    -Drainage and hydrographic systems traicing

University Field Work

Université Clermont Auvergne - Universidad de Salamanca
2015 to 2019
  • 2015: Huérmeces del Cerro (Guadalajara, Spain), Geological Mapping.
  • 2016: Domo del Tormes-Arribes del Duero granitoid area (Salamanca, Spain), Igneous Petrology.
  • 2016: Variscan orogen, Barrios de Luna (León, Spain), Structural Geology.
  • 2017: Variscan orogen, Sistema Central (Salamanca-Ávila, Spain), Metamorphic Petrology.
  • 2017: Gravimetry and Magnetism of Salamanca area (Salamanca, Spain), Geophysics.
  • 2017: Sorbas basin and El Hoyazo volcano (Almeria, Spain), Micropalaentology.
  • 2017: Cabo de Gata-Campos de Calatrava volcanic areas (Almería-Ciudad Real, Spain), Volcanology.
  • 2017: Bercimuelle-Santa María del Berrocal (Salamanca-Ávila, Map Sheet MAGNA 1.50000 Nº529, Spain), Metamorphic Petrology. Voluntary Field Training.
  • 2018: Asturoccidental Leonesa Variscan zone, Baralla-Foz (Lugo, Spain), Structural Analysis.
  • 2018: Mont Dore-Sancy (Auvergne, France), Geological mapping in volcanic fields.
  • 2019: Alpine subduction (France-Italy), Alps and Italy field work.
  • 2019: Campi Flegrei, Vesuvius, Stromboli and Vulcano (Italy), Alps and Italy field work.
  • Responsible for mineral fair activities organized by the Geology Department of the University of Salamanca
  • Active member of Expo-science “Optics, nature vision and observation” ARCE Project (Association and Network of Educational Centers)
  • Environmental volunteering in the Place of Community Interest (LIC), “Riberas del Río Tormes y afluentes” (ES4150085). Tormes-EB Foundation and Salamanca Provincial Council