NGO affiliated organization UN-ISDR programme

PRESENTATION

EUROPEAN VOLCANOLOGICAL SOCIETY

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO ?

The European Volcanological Society is an independant (NGO) scientific organization established in 1991 and based in Geneva, Switzerland.Main goal is to develop international cooperation in the field of the forecasting of the volcanic eruptions.(hazards assessment, public awareness, education...)
The present president of the S.V.E . is Henry Gaudru , member of the International Commission on Mitigation of the Volcanic Disasters (IAVCEI), Cities and volcanoes and volcanic lakes commissions; UNISDR scientific adviser for volcanic risk mitigation. Member of the European Geophysical Union (EGU)

S.V.E. also can also provide scientific and technical assistance teams and/or logistical support for the expeditions leds by scientists working in the Universities, or in public or private laboratories.

The S.V.E., also organize its own expeditions on the active volcanoes around the world. Many of these expeditions are carried out in cooperation with foreign institutions or agencies working in the field of the assessment, prediction, prevention and mitigation of the volcanic disasters. SVE was committed to the aims of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR) which was approved by the United Nations and now associated with the new UN-ISDR program for volcanology. Since several years ago SVE carried out risk assessment missions in collaboration with UN-ISDR

Previous SVE missions, fieldworks, fieldtrips and joint SVE-UNISDR meetings : Kamtchatka (1992), Hawaii (1993), Kurile islands (1993), Sulawesi and Moluccas (1994), Mexico - Colima (1994), Cape Verde - Fogo (1995), Italy ( 1995), Alaska (1995), Vanuatu (1996), Jan Mayen (1997), Montserrat (1997), Italia (1998), Cameroon (1999), Ecuador (1999), Iceland (1999), Azores - Serreta volcano- (2000) - Etna ( 2001), New Zealand ( 2001), Hawaii (2003) , Erta Ale volcano (2004-2005), Chile (2005), Ecuador ( 2006), Japan ( 2007), Peru (2008), Canary Islands (2010), Chile (2010), Nicaragua (2010) , Mexico (2013)

THE EUROPEAN VOLCANOLOGICAL SOCIETY IS DIVIDED IN TWO DEPARTMENTS

- Scientific Department for geologists and volcanologists (fieldwork, fieldtrip)

- Education Department for the general public (lecture, films, travels...)

S.V.E. January - February 2013 NEW on the website

Updated volcano news information - 2nd of February 2013

Report about the latest Cities on Volcanoes 7 meeting in Colima (November 2013)

Link for the next SVE Nicaragua fieldtrip in November 2013

NEXT SVE FIELDTRIP IN NICARAGUA IN NOVEMBER 2013 - Look here

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