On November 8-10, 2021 the European projects EUROVOLC and EPOS-SP are organising the 2nd European Volcano Observatories (VOs) and Volcanic Ash Advisory Centers (VAACs) as a virtual event on the Zoom platform.
The eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull in 2010, Cordon Caulle in 2011, Kelud in 2014, and Etna in 2021 revealed the need for reinforcing the dialogue between Volcano Observatories (VOs) and Volcanic Ash Advisory Centers (VAACs) for a more effective operational response during volcanic crises.
Acknowledging that successful emergency response relies on community build-up and coordination, several initiatives have taken place in recent years to clarify roles and responsibilities, facilitate the sharing of data and information, design best practices and benefit from reciprocal exchanges and lessons learned.
This is an ongoing process and VOs, VAACs, Volcano Research Infrastructures (VRIs) and aviation end-users worldwide need to continue to build trustful relationships to consolidate and optimize ways of working together.
More information about the event can be found on the agenda.