Welcome to the Global Volcano Model Network (GVM) Website
News & Events
Request subscription to the GVM newsletter
Mission Statement: "GVM is a growing international network that aims to create a sustainable, accessible information platform on volcanic hazard and risk. GVM will provide systematic evidence, data and analysis of volcanic hazards and risk on global and regional scales, and support Volcano Observatories at a local scale. GVM will develop capabilities to anticipate future volcanism and its consequences."
The GVM project will develop an integrated global database system on volcanic hazards, vulnerability and exposure, make this globally accessible and crucially involve the international volcanological community and users in a partnership to design, develop, analyse and maintain the database system. The GVM project will aim to establish new international metadata standards that will reduce ambiguity in the use of global volcanic datasets. Vulnerability and exposure data will be integrated into the GVM and again new methods of assessment and analysis will be investigated and tested.
The project also intends to establish methodologies for analysis of the evidence and data to inform risk assessment, to develop complementary volcanic hazards models, and create relevant hazards and risk assessment tools.
The research will provide the scientific basis for mitigation strategies, responses to ash in the atmosphere for the aviation industry, land-use planning, evacuation plans and management of volcanic emergencies.
GVP Announces New Volcano Numbering System
Over its long history, Smithsonian’s Global Volcanism Program (GVP) has evolved to meet the needs of stakeholders and to keep pace with technological advances. Consistent with this, GVP announced this past summer of 2013, new and permanent unique identifiers (Volcano Numbers, or VNums) for volcanoes documented in the Volcanoes of the World 4.0 (VOTW 4.0) database maintained by GVP and accessible at www.volcano.si.edu. The new numbers and legacy numbers are provided herein and are in effect. ... read more
Download the number conversion table. (excel format)
Download the Miavita Handbook for Volcanic Risk Management as a pdf