Our Partners & Sponsors
- BGS-NERC (British Geological Survey)
- EOS (Earth Observatory of Singapore)
- EPOS (European Plate Observing System)
- Geophysical Institute University of Alaska
- Geological Survey of Japan
- GeoScience Australia
- GNS Science (New Zealand)
- IAVCEI (International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior )
- INGV, Italy (Institute National Geology and Volcanology)
- IVHHN (International Volcanic Health Hazard Network)
- Munich RE
- NGI (Norwegian Geotechnical Institute)
- RMS (Risk Management Solutions)
- Seismic Research Centre (UWI)
- SI (Smithsonian Institution)
- SUNY at UB (University of Buffalo)
- UOB (University of Bristol)
- University of Iceland
- Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
- USF (University of South Florida)
- USGS (United States Geological Survey)
- WOVO (World Organization of Volcano Observatories)
- ERC (European Research Council)
- GFDRR (Global Facility for Disaster Reduction & Recovery)
- NERC (Natural Environmental Research Council)
- GRIP (Global Risk Identification Programme)
The GVM Collaborative Partnership is an international network project with Partners and Sponsors throughout the globe:
The University of Bristol and BGS-NERC are the project coordinators through the NERC funding offered by the International Opportunities Fund. Bristol University is leading the VOGRIPA volcanic hazard database through funding from the European Research Council.
The Earth Observatory of Singapore has pioneered the WOVOdat project. The goals of VOGRIPA and WOVOdat are complementary, and EOS will host secondments focusing on end-user requirements in the Philippines and Indonesia and the WOVOdat experience in database development and management.
EPOS (European Plate Observing System)
GeoScience Australia is playing an important role in developing models, methods, information and tools to analyse hazard risk and impacts as well as building scientific capacity within government and technical agencies in Australia and the region. The Regional Risk team manages, and is a key provider of, Geoscience Australia's technical expertise and advice to the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). Development of natural hazard risk information is the key focus of support to AusAID, in line with the AusAID's Disaster Risk Reduction policy.
Geophysical Institute University of Alaska at Fairbanks (UAF) is a partner with major experience of monitoring and hazard assessment of volcanoes in the Pacific NW, particularly tephra fall and dispersion.
GNS Science is responsible for monitoring all the volcanoes (as well as earthquakes, tsunami and landslides) in New Zealand under the GeoNet Project funded by the New Zealand Earthquake Commission. GNS Science also provides advice information to the Wellington VAAC in the wider south-west Pacific. GNS Science are leading the New Zealand Natural Hazards Research Platform, which provides a co-ordinated approach to natural hazards research, funded by the NZ government. Key aims are to address “all peril probabilistic risk assessments", which aims at comparing risk between the different perils (volcano, earthquake, tsunami, land instability, weather hazards). Their work includes developing databases on volcanic hazard, vulnerability and risk, studies of social impacts and assessing volcanic risk around New Zealand and overseas.
IAVCEI (International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior)
INGV (www.ingv.it) is the largest European public research institute entirely dedicated to research and surveillance in volcanology and seismology, with over 450 full-time scientists and 210 technicians, and over 130 post-docs and scholarship holders involved each year. INGV is the reference institution for the National Civil Protection Department for monitoring of seismic areas and active volcanoes in Italy, and leads the official programs for seismic and volcanic hazard assessment promoted by the Italian government. INGV is also the reference institution for the Italian Ministry of Education, Research and University for geophysics and geo-hazards, and a world-leading institution for fundamental research on the physics of the Earth interior, earthquake generation process, and volcano dynamics. INGV has a long-standing experience in project coordination at national and European level, including the very recent successful EPOS (European Plate Observing System) proposal to update the European Roadmap for Research Infrastructures released by ESFRI (European Forum for Research Infrastructures).
IVHHN The International Volcanic Health Hazard Network (IVHHN, Durham University, UK) is the umbrella organisation for all research and public information on volcanic health hazards. Established in 2003, the website (www.ivhhn.org) acts as a portal for contacting over 30 expert members in fields ranging from volcanology to toxicology and public health. During volcanic crises, the expert members collaborate to carry out rapid analyses of volcanic ash to determine the potential respiratory health hazard, enabling immediate public health advice to be given. The website also has up-to-date information on current eruptions and downloadable guidelines and pamphlets (in many languages) on preparation for ashfall and the health hazards of volcanic emissions. IVHHN is an IAVCEI Commission and hosts frequent workshops and symposia at meetings and conferences.
The Geological Survey of Japan (GSJ) is developing one of the world’s most advanced volcano databases (the Quaternary Volcanoes of Japan). GSJ has supported VOGRIPA, and GVM will greatly benefit from the expertise at GSJ.
NGI (Oslo, Norway) have great expertise in hazards and use of GIS systems for mapping hazard and risk. They are the preferred organization for providing information for the World Bank and UN ISDR. NGI thus brings to GVM access to UN and World Bank population, infrastructure and economic data needed to map exposure and vulnerability as well as links to two key international agencies. GNS New Zealand leads one of the most advanced volcanic hazards and risk programmes in the world.
RMS (Risk Management Solutions)
Seismic Research Centre (UWI) (www.uwiseismic.com) is the regional institution responsible for surveillance of and fundamental research into volcanoes and earthquakes for the English-speaking Eastern Caribbean. It operates the largest geophysical monitoring network in the Caribbean region and provides the governments of 9 contributing territories with accurate and up-to-date information about earthquake, volcanic and other geologic activity. The research undertaken by the UWI-SRC is focussed on developing a better understanding of the geologic processes at work in the Caribbean so as to reduce risk and promote sustainable development. To this end, the UWI-SRC also plays an active role in promoting geologic hazard awareness. UWI-SRC works closely with the national Disaster Preparedness Coordinators (or their equivalent) through whom it reports directly to the contributing governments. It also works with civil society groups and other scientific monitoring organisations."
The Smithsonian Institution's Global Volcanism Program is a major partner, building on the ongoing collaboration with Bristol in the VOGRIPA project. The architecture, protocols and definitions for the GVM databases will be closely linked to the Smithsonian GVP database.
The State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo leads the NSF-funded VHub project which will support GVM with online resources and host secondments, and Buffalo will collaborate on the development of hazards databases and modeling tools.
UNAM The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) plays an important role in Mexican volcanology. Renowned volcanologists from several departments at UNAM participate in basic volcanological research but also assess the different levels of the Mexican government for hazards assessment related to the volcanic activity all over the country. In particular, UNAM interacts very closely with the National Center for Disaster Prevention (CENAPRED) of the Ministry of the Interior. Several volcanologists at UNAM form part of scientific committees for the assessment of the eruptive activity from Popocatépetl and Colima volcanoes. Some UNAM scientists are considered to assess or form part of working groups facing volcanic crises at other Latin American countries.
University of Iceland
University of South Florida (USF), which has expertise in hazards process modeling and statistical methods. USF have worked closely with GSJ and Bristol to integrate Japanese data into LaMEVE.
USGS US Geological Survey
Willis and Munich re-insurance companies, together will provide opportunities through meetings and secondments to understand the requirements of the insurance industry.
WOVO (World Organisation of Volcano Observatories) WOVO is an organization of and for volcano observatories of the world. Members are institutions that are engaged in volcano surveillance and, in most cases, are responsible for warning authorities and the public about hazardous volcanic unrest.
ERC, GFDRR, NERC, GRIP, UN ISDR are all enthusiastic project supporters who will provide input as end-users and in some cases research partners.