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Science at the policy interface: volcano-monitoring technologies and volcanic hazard management

Abstract : This paper discusses results from a survey of volcanologists carried out on the Volcano Listserv during late 2008 and early 2009. In particular, it examines the status of volcano monitoring technologies and their relative perceived value at persistently and potentially active volcanoes. It also examines the role of different types of knowledge in hazard assessment on active volcanoes, as reported by scientists engaged in this area, and interviewees with experience from the current eruption on Montserrat. Conclusions are drawn about the current state of monitoring and the likely future research directions, and also about the roles of expertise and experience in risk assessment on active volcanoes; while local knowledge is important, it must be balanced with fresh ideas and expertise in a combination of disciplines to produce an advisory context that is conducive to high-level scientific discussion.
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Amy Donovan, Clive Oppenheimer, Michael Bravo. Science at the policy interface: volcano-monitoring technologies and volcanic hazard management. Bulletin of Volcanology, Springer Verlag, 2012, 74 (5), pp.1005-1022. ⟨10.1007/s00445-012-0581-5⟩. ⟨insu-00723551⟩

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