NEMO Volcanic Ash Workshop

The National Emergency Management Organization NEMO will host a one-day workshop here tomorrow focusing on: The Impact of Volcanic Ash on the Environment and Infrastructure.

The session will be held at the Paradise Beach Hotel Conference Room beginning at 9am.

The Workshop will be held to share the current approaches and models in understanding how volcanic ash is dispersed and how it impacts on the environment and infrastructure.

Representatives from the Public and Private sectors are expected to attend this workshop along with a number of volcanologists, Environmental chemist, Geologist, Meteorologist and Ash Risk Analyst representing different universities in the United Kingdom and Belgium.

Representatives from regional organisations such as the Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Management Organisation; the Caribbean Agricultural Research Development Institute; the East Caribbean Aviation Authority; the Seismic Research Centre and the Disaster Risk Reduction Centre at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica will also attend the workshop.

It is being held in collaboration with the Strengthening Resilience in Volcanic Areas (STREVA) Project of the University of East Anglia (UK) and the Seismic Research Centre.