Krafla Magma Testbed (KMT) aims to create the world’s first magma research facility providing unparalleled opportunities for both basic and applied research in several fields, such as volcanology, basic science, geothermal energy, technology and innovation. KMT is, without a doubt, the most ambitious project GEORG is coordinating and holds enormous promise. There was a certain breakthrough point on KMT fund raising in the end of 2020, when the Icelandic Parliament accepted 100 million IKR for the year 2021 to the KMT project. This was a part of the National Budget. In 2019 UK and Italian governments had promising financial and scientific support to the KMT project. During 2020 KMT was featured in several scientific and technological magazines and newspapers.
KMT was featured twice in 2019 in the American Geoscience Union’s magazine Eos:
Planning an International Magma Observatory
Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir,
Iceland’s Minister of Tourism, Industry and Innovation speaking at the KMT Workshop, Arctic Circle 2021 in Reykjavik.