The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) is collaborating with the University of East Anglia (UK) and the Seismic Research Centre to conduct a Volcanic Risk Workshop here this week.
A release from NEMO says the workshop is being held to to explore the awareness and importance of volcanic risk from the perspective of decision makers, government officials, emergency responders, monitoring agencies and the general public.
It is also intended to focus on the potential impact of and response to future eruptions; and to explore how risk communication varies between social groups and the mechanisms by which messages and information is transferred.
The opening ceremony takes place at the Methodist Church Hall from 8:30 this morning.
Addresses will be delivered by: Director of NEMO, Howie Prince; Executive Officer, Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Ronald Jackson; Director of the Seismic Research Centre, Dr. Joan Latchman; leader of the STREVA Project, Jenni Barclay and National Security Advisor Sir Vincent Beach.