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  1. 1st IAVCEI/GVM Workshop: "From Volcanic Hazard to Risk Assessment", Geneva, 27-29 June 2018

    18 Dec 2018 | Contributor(s): E Bruce Pitman, Abani Patra

    The complexity of volcanic risk analysis typically resides in the interaction of multiple hazard, vulnerability and exposure aspects dynamically acting over various spatial and temporal scales. Risk analyses provide an evidence-based approach to development and implementation of proactive...

  2. La erupción del volcán Calbuco en 2015: Volcanología, sociedad y ecosistemas

    25 Apr 2017 | Contributor(s): E Bruce Pitman, Abani Patra

    La erupción del 22-23 de abril de 2015 del Volcán Calbuco tuvo impactos en las actividades sociales y ecosistemas en el sur de Chile y en Argentina, debido a la espesa caída de piroclastos, corrientes calientes de gases y rocas, además de flujos de lodo...

  3. VUELCO- Dominica Exercise Debriefing Report

    18 Jun 2015 | Contributor(s): E Bruce Pitman, Abani Patra

    Document summarizing the debriefing of the exercise, developed with the contribution of all the involved partners.

  4. Insights from Volcanic Unrest Simulation Exercises

    18 Jun 2015 | Contributor(s): E Bruce Pitman, Abani Patra

    Lecture given during the second VUELCO short-course, held in Dominica on 13th and 14th May 2015. 

  5. Volcanic risk management in Italy: a perspective from a decision maker.

    23 Apr 2015 | Contributor(s): E Bruce Pitman, Abani Patra

    Lecture given to the 1st VUELCO workshop held in Colima (Mexico) during the 7th Cities on Volcanoes Conference, 18th November 2012

  6. Civil protection exercises for volcanic risk management. The VUELCO experience at midway.

    20 Nov 2014 | Contributor(s): E Bruce Pitman, Abani Patra

    This lecture was given during the short-course titled "Coping with volcanic unrest" held in Quito (Ecuador) on November 2014.The presentation illustrates some essential key-elements to take into account in the preparation of a simulation exercise, providing useful suggestion taken...

  7. Underwater volcano disaster - an Oxford Sparks Animation

    19 Mar 2014

    A short (2 minute) animation of a subduction zone and volcano, introducing the processes involved in subduction, melting and volcanism.This animation can be used as a stand alone item, or in a classroom. We have developed some class activities around an exercise in volcano monitoring at an...

  8. Estimating Volcanic Risk in the Lesser Antilles

    26 Sep 2013 | Contributor(s): E Bruce Pitman, Abani Patra

    The potential catastrophic effects of future volcanic eruptions in the Lesser Antilles can be decreased by the utilisation of effective risk quantification measures and their subsequent incorporation into disaster risk reduction strategies. A volcanic risk study conducted by the Norwegian...

  9. Disaster Zone - Montserrat Factsheet

    27 Feb 2013

    A factsheet on the Montserrat volcanic crisis. This was designed to suit the UK GCSE Geography curriculum, so very little science is included!

  10. Disaster Zone - Rocks

    26 Feb 2013

    See volcanic rocks up close and under the microscope. Part of the "Disaster Zone" stall / educational resource; suitable for all ages, although younger children must be supervised.

  11. Disaster Zone - Make-a-Quake!

    26 Feb 2013

    An activity for all ages - build houses from Lego and Jenga blocks, then make an "earthquake" to see how well they survive; monitor the "seismic" waves on a laptop. Part of the "Disaster Zone" stall / educational resource; use as a stall activity or in the classroom.

  12. Disaster Zone - Sounds of Disaster

    26 Feb 2013

    A game for all ages - find out what erupting volcanoes, earthquakes, avalanches, wildfires, etc sound like. Part of the "Disaster Zone" stall / educational resource; use it as a stall or classroom activity.

  13. Disaster Zone - Eruption Styles Activity

    25 Feb 2013

    Recreate four different styles of volcanic eruption: effusive, Strombolian, Vulcanian, and Plinian. Part of the "Disaster Zone" stall / educational resource; suitable for all ages.Includes an activity guide, instructions on how to set up each of the four demonstrations, and pictures to show what...

  14. Disaster Zone - Dress up like a Volcanologist!

    25 Feb 2013

    Activity for all ages - part of the "Disaster Zone" stall / educational resource. People can dress up, then have their photo taken in front of a "volcano" background poster. Includes a guide on how to run the activity, background posters, activity sign, and a booklet showing volcanologists at...

  15. Disaster Zone - The Stall

    25 Feb 2013

    This is an overview of the "Disaster Zone" stall on natural hazards, for use at science fairs. Suitable for all ages.Included here are instructions on setting up the stall, signs and table coverings for printing, name badges, and sticker templates for printing. The stall activities (named in...

  16. Disaster Zone - Volcanoes Slideshow

    25 Feb 2013

    A slideshow all about volcanoes - summarizes mid-ocean ridge volcanoes, subduction zone volcanoes, and hotspot volcanoes. Use as a slideshow, a lesson (add rocks or video clips for variety!), a booklet, or homework. Part of the "Disaster Zone" educational resource; suitable for all ages (although...

  17. Disaster Zone - Deadly Slideshow

    25 Feb 2013

    A slideshow about seven natural hazards: volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, wildfires, and lightning. Use it as a slideshow, as the basis of a lesson, as a booklet, or as homework. Part of the "Disaster Zone" educational resource; suitable for all ages.Landscape and portrait...

  18. Disaster Zone - Hazard Posters

    25 Feb 2013

    Four posters on natural hazards - earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, and tornadoes; part of the "Disaster Zone" educational resource. Suitable for all ages.

  19. Disaster Zone - Deadly Wordsearch!

    25 Feb 2013

    A natural hazards wordsearch - part of the "Disaster Zone" educational resource. Suitable for all ages.

  20. Disaster Zone - Deadly Volcanoes Crossword!

    25 Feb 2013

    A volcanoes crossword - part of the "Disaster Zone" educational resource. Suitable for adults and children over 8 years.Answers available as a separate download.