9-13 September 2014 COV8, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
GVM members attended the COV8 event in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from 9-13 September 2014, where hundreds of volcanologists from around the globe gathered to discuss living in harmony with volcanoes. The cultural practices of those living close to volcanoes was discussed as well as how science and technology can be integrated with local cultures to reduce the risk of disaster. There were field trips, discussions and presentations and demonstrations of emergency response to disaster. See it in pictures …
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)
2-6 November 2013, VOBP2, Erice, Sicily
The workshop was organised as an activity of the Global Volcano Model partnership in co-operation with INGV, USGS, IAVCEI and its WOVO commission and USAID/VDAP. The EU/FP7 projects VUELCO and NEMOH as well as the NERC project STREVA are also sponsoring. Full details can be read here (pdf format)
7 November 2013
GVM Workshop. The GVM team held a meeting at the Department of Civil Protection Headquarters, Rome, Italy.
The focus of the meeting was the preparation of a GAR15 report for the UN with the goal of enabling better preparedness in the event of volcanic hazard and risk.
IAVCEI General Assembly, 20-24 July 2013
The GVM team attended this international meeting in Kagoshima, Japan, which provided an excellent opportunity to network and showcase the work of GVM at a poster session.
The annual EGU meeting will be held in Vienna bringing together scientists from all over the world, from 7-12 April.