Outcomes

  1. Three literature reviews were produced which cover the topics of GIS, non-volcanic hazard maps and landscape studies (Landscape studies: Katherine Brookfield (lead) with Catharine Ward Thompson/Lisa Mackenzie; Other (non-volcanic) Hazard Maps: Danielle Charlton (lead) with Eliza Calder; GIS/Cartography: Jason Dykes (lead) with Alistair Langmuir.
  2. Two interdisciplinary workshops took place (Edinburgh and Guatemala).
  3. A substantial network of practitioners and researchers across Central America has been established and is still growing.
  4. Academic institutions in the UK worked together to discuss an interdisciplinary challenge.
  5. An active Facebook group was created and currently has 68 members.
  6. The project was presented at least three international conferences (EGU Vienna, April 2017, IAVCEI Portland Jul 2017, UNISDR and at the Central America Geological Congress, in San Salvador).
  7. An official letter of recommendations and suggested areas for further research has been developed by, and received from, Wilson Galo, Director, Concertación Regional para la Gestión de Riesgos.

Added extras

These are some of the exciting extra projects and collaborations which have happened as a result of this project:

Involvement with Experimental Words: A High-energy Collision of Science and Spoken Word.  This youtube video shows the performance of ‘Enlighten’ written by Catherine Wilson and Eliza Calder in June 2017.

A spin-off research project based in Ecuador- Luke Bowman (PI) Bowman, L. (PI). 2017. Improving the disconnect between natural hazard knowledge and risk perceptions at Cayambe Volcano, Ecuador. Yachay Tech University, Ecuador, Internal Award ($18k USD) Calder, E.S. (Project Partner – award includes travel budget).

Taster Film – A short film that shows the extreme vulnerability of communities in close proximity to the volcano Fuego in Guatemala.: under commission by Mischa Prince, Xocomil Productions, Guatemala.

Involvement with GCRF Hub application – pre-proposal stage (PI McClosky).

Inspired session at 2017 Geological Congress of Central America, held in El Salvador (links to abstract)

Msc Project – This was a feasibility study of how you could make a regional Volcanic hazard map by Jonathan Paul Collin. This is not an official map. Regional Volcanic Hazard Map for Guatemala

Relative risk infohackit event in Nottingham. This event was as a result of extra funding and involved five GCRF projects. A Storify of the day was compiled. 

Collaboration with Matt Watson (UoB), creating new high-resolution DEM of Fuego Volcano, Guatemala.