Press Releases

East African Rift Volcano 'libraries' could help plan for future volcanic crises
BGS Volcanology team leader, Sue Loughlin, worked alongside University of Leeds and Iceland researchers to investigate pre-eruption activity of Eyjafjallajöskull using crystals erupted during the early stages of the 2010 eruption
East African RiftVolcano team get measure of threat to Great Rift Valley
BGS are part of an exciting project investigating past, present and future volcanism in the East African Rift Valley
myVolcano iconmyVolcano erupts into app stores!
BGS have developed a new app that enables members of the public to learn about the volcanoes of the world and to contribute photos, videos and descriptions of volcanic ash; providing scientists vital new information about volcanic eruptions.
Volcanic eruptionExperts on Volcanic Ash and Civil Aviation discuss Progress, Priorities
BGS co-organised and sponsored a workshop on Volcanic Ash Dispersal Forecast and Civil Aviation held at the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland
Laki fissureLaki eruption scenario
Large-Magnitude Fissure Eruptions in Iceland.
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Large volcanic ash found in the UK Large Icelandic volcanic ash particles found in the UK
BGS scientists have found large aggregate particles of ash from the Eyjafjallajökull eruption, collected by schools across the UK.
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ash grimsvotn ‘Citizen science’
See the different ways you can help our volcanology team with future eruptions. Discover how citizen scientists
helped advance our knowledge and understanding of the Grímsvötn volcano eruption of 2011.



Contact Dr Sue Loughlin for further information about BGS Volcanology