The initial meeting of the LAJIAL project was held between 15 and 20 July at the University Institute of Environmental Studies and Natural Resources (i-UNAT) of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC).

The main objective of the LAJIAL project is the study of the geochronology and petrogenesis of Holocene Volcanism of El Hierro (Canary Islands) and it is financed by the 2018 call of the State Program of Generation of Knowledge and scientific and technological strengthening of the R+D+i system.

The meeting served to program the field work to develop and coordinate the different tasks associated with the project co-directed by the ULPGC researcher, Francisco José Pérez Torrado and José Luis Fernández-Turiel, from ICTJA-CSIC.

The technical-scientific coordination, the Geographic Information System and the databases to be used and spreading of the results of the project were, among others, some of the points discussed throughout the meeting.

Researchers from i-UNAT, the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), the Faculty of Earth Sciences of the University of Barcelona (UB), the University of La Laguna and the ICTJA-CSIC are participating in this project.

The name of the project, LAJIAL, comes from the Canarian term used to refer to those lands covered by recent lava flows.