Welcome to the Global Volcano Model Network (GVM)
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.
Bárdarbunga Volcano Erupts
(Photo credit: Dr Richard Roscoe, Photovolcanica.com)
Icelandic stratovolcano Bárdarbunga has been active during recent months with seismic activity and lava eruptions from a fissure.
The GVP database provides information on the latest activity as well as eruptive history of the volcano.
Download the Miavita Handbook for Volcanic Risk Management as a pdf