The study of volcanoes covers a broad area of science including geology, geophysics, geochemistry and atmospheric processes.
In BGS, we draw on a broad range of expertise across the Earth Hazards and Observatories programme, and through collaborative research worldwide, we are gaining a better understanding of volcanic processes, hazards and risks. Through engagement with policy and decision makers, private enterprise, NGOs and the public we are contributing to strategies for mitigation of volcanic risks.
Our research interests include:
Remote Sensing, ground deformation, volcanic emissions.
Hazard and risk analysis, vulnerability and resilience.
Volcanism in the Antilles, Central and South America.
Seismic monitoring, deformation, environmental monitoring.
Contact Dr Sue Loughlin for further information about BGS Volcanology