This website offers information on droughts
in relation to agriculture, the climatic profile
of the country, a list of links of other websites
with information on several topics related to
droughts and drought emergency programs.
de Investigación Sobre Sequía de México
This web site offers general information on
the Research Center, rainfall monitoring, information
systems, ecology, , hydrology and educational
projects, strategies on hydraulic plans and
Mexican environmental laws (Available in English
The section “Droughts for kids”
of the website of the National Drought Mitigation
Center of the University of Nebraska contains
general information about this phenomena, maps,
its impact, recommendation for risk reduction
and its section “Take a brake!”
with jigsaw puzzles and crosswords puzzles.
Contains information on USA drought monitor,
climatic conditions of this country, a file
with information on past events as well as information
on the institution.
National Drough Council (NDC)
Web site focused on drought prevention and mitigation.
It contains general information on the organization,
drought programs, drought monitoring, projects
Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC). University of Nebraska
Includes general aspects about droughts, its
impact, its planning by means of different methodologies
to develop a drought management plan, links
to other related websites, a list of publications
on this topic and of important events that have
Drought Policy Commission (NDPC)
This website contains the report of the National
Commission with the objective to improve the drought
politics among the member countries, a record
of news, the list of member countries, reports,
meetings and contacts related to the droughts.
Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
Este sitio muestra información sobre
el sistema de detección temprana de la
sequía, su objetivo es determinar el
riesgo de la sequía en tiempo real y
antes del inicio, para tomar las decisiones
que pueden mitigar el posible impacto, contiene
también artículos sobre el programa
y sus políticas. (Disponible solamente
It is a roundup of the various NOAA Web sites
and information on drought and climate conditions,
latest events, and drought status. Some external
links are included.
State University. Coping with Drought: Information
for Dealing with Dry Weather
Offers information on agriculture and drought
effects on agricultural products. Also, it contains
data on plantation illnesses, pests and use
of pesticides and the emotional and economic
impact of drought on people.
de Información Meteorológica y Climática
para el Noroeste de México y Suroeste de Estados
Unidos. Universidad de Sonora. Departamento de Física
Provides information related to Mexico and United
States on weather, regional meteorology, global
weather, El Niño and droughts and environmental
sciences. In some cases, includes information
on the Latin American region.
y Respuesta para Casos de Emergencia: Terremotos.
This web site offers information on how to be
prepared in case of an earthquake, basic emergency
goods that should be prepared and recommendations
for food and water storage, security measures
during and after an earthquake and attention
of people with special conditions.
Information Service for Earthquake Engineering (NISEE).
The EERC web site includes links to all EERC
data bases searchable on the web: Earthquake
Engineering Abstracts; Engineering Reports;
computer software for earthquake engineering;
protective systems; training resources (demo
data base). There is also a new section called
"Lessons from Loma Prieta," which
includes papers on the important engineering
effects of the Loma Prieta earthquake, selected
images, and the Loma Prieta data archive, as
well as much other earthquake engineering research
and Megacities Initiative (EMI)
EMI is an international scientific non-governmental
organization dedicated to the acceleration of
earthquake preparedness, mitigation and recovery
of large urban areas (i.e. megacities). EMI
focuses its efforts on developing capacity in
megacities of the developing world where the
effects of earthquakes could be devastating
to the people, their economy, their culture,
and their environment.
Engineering Research Institute (EERI).
EERI is a national, nonprofit, technical society
of engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners,
public officials, and social scientists - including
researchers, practicing professionals, educators,
government officials, and building code regulators
- all of whom are concerned about mitigating
earthquake hazards. The EERI Web site provides
an introduction to the institute; a list of
upcoming EERI meetings and other events; descriptions
of EERI services; a catalog of publications,
slides, and videos available from the institute;
and other information and news about earthquake
hazard mitigation. Additionally, EERI now has
several full-text earthquake reconnaissance
reports on-line, as well as other information
about current events. (Available in Spanish
Hazards Program - Northern California.
The USGS Earthquake Hazards Information Home
Page is an excellent place to begin any search
for seismic information. It includes information
on the latest seismic events, earthquake hazard
preparedness, and all other aspects of earthquakes.
It also has an entire section devoted to the
1906 San Francisco earthquake, and an extensive
annotated list of other Web quake sites.
EQNet is a collaborative effort of many of the
institutions providing earthquake information
in the US It is a free, one-stop source for
locating Internet information related to earthquake
GeoHazards International (GHI) was established
in 1991 as a nonprofit organization to reduce
death and injury caused by earthquakes in the
world's most vulnerable communities. It is a
global network comprised of earthquake specialists
with strong ties to the academic, business,
and government sectors of the United States
The International Seismological Centre is a
non-governmental organisation charged with the
final collection, analysis and publication of
standard earthquake information from all over
the world. Earthquake readings are received
from almost 3,000 seismograph stations representing
every part of the globe. The Centre's main task
is to redetermine earthquake locations making
use of all available information.
Blume Earthquake Engineering Center.
Information about current research and publications
available from the center, as well as the latest
center newsletter. The Blume Center conducts
research, provides instruction, publishes reports
and articles, conducts seminars and conferences,
and provides partial financial support for students.
Researchers have done pioneering work on many
aspects of earthquake engineering, in seismic
hazard and risk analysis, earthquake occurrence
and ground motion modeling, component and system
reliability, experimental research on structures
and components, evaluation of damage potential
of ground motions, and development of seismic
Sismológico del SurOccidente, Cali. Colombia.
Information about the Observatory's mission,
activities and staff. The site includes reports
about major seismic events and keeps track of
monthly seismic activity. There are also articles,
papers, projects, and a monthly log of lectures
given by staff members to students. You may
also find here the latest Tsunami Detection
and Early Warning System (SNDAT) bulletins with
up-to-date information about such events.
Sismológico Nacional de México.
The web site offers information about recent
earthquakes, weekly reports of the activity
occurred, seismograms, information about the
SSN, earthquakes general information, recommendations
on what to do in case of earthquake and information
on the Mexico telephone assistant system.
California Earthquake Center.
SCEC is a Science and Technology Center of the
National Science Foundation that brings scientists
together for joint research to reduce vulnerability
to earthquake hazards in Southern California.
The formal mission of the center is to promote
earthquake hazard reduction by estimating when
and where future damaging earthquakes will occur,
calculating the expected ground motion, and
disseminating that information to the public.
The Southern California Earthquake Center Home
Page contains background information about SCEC
and links to its many member academic institutions.
Both the SCEC newsletter and SCEC publications
list are available from this site. Also, check
out the Earthquake Hazard Analysis Map - a map
of probable future Southern California earthquakes,
as well as the abundant seismic data available
from the SCEC Seismic Data Center.
The Seismological Society of America.
Seismology resources for teachers. Two bulletins
are available online: the Bulletin of the Seismological
Society of America (BSSA), published bimonthly,
and the Seismological Research Letters (SRL).
Resources for Teachers include reference materials,
maps, sets of slides, videos, hardware and software,
seismographs and databases.
Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER).
The MCEER Home Page offers a wide variety of
resources, as well as links to other Internet
information on earthquake engineering and natural
hazards mitigation. The main menu features an
interactive connection to MCEER's Quakeline
database, background information on MCEER, a
list of MCEER technical reports with ordering
information, a comprehensive list of upcoming
conferences, and access to many of the other
information resources produced by the center.
In 1998 MCEER began offering "Express News"
(ENews) via the MCEER Web site. ENews is a customized
electronic service that, based on a reader's
self-defined interest profile, alerts readers
via e-mail to the publication of and selected
earthquake/hazards information in the most recent
issue of MCEER Information Service News.
Earthquake Information Center. World Data Center for
The near-real-time Earthquake Bulletin is provided
by the National Earthquake Information Service
(NEIS) of the U. S. Geological Survey as part
of a cooperative project of the Council of the
National Seismic System. Includes regional maps,
location and magnitude of the most severe recent
events, maps and lists by region of the USA
earthquakes, seismic activity during the last
7 and 30 days. Also, this sites provides links
to other USGS sites on seismic activity.
y otros Desastres Naturales.
http://www.angelfire.com/nt/terremotos/ This web site offers information on earthquakes,
prevention measures, media and instruments to
measure its intensity and their causes. Although,
the information is from Chile, it offers historical
information history on earthquakes around the
of the West Indies. Seismic Research Unit.
This site contains useful information for scientists,
disaster coordinators, teachers, students and
other persons with a general interest in geologic
events in the Eastern Caribbean. Also offers
information on earthquakes, volcanoes, news
on relevant themes, Caribbean islands profiles,
among another information.
Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies Library
Links to publications, media coverage and an extensive
bibliography of English documents on the El Niño
phenomena, documents cannot, however, be downloaded.
Meteorology and Hydrologic National Institute (INAMHI)
This site offers information on Ecuador´s
meteorology and hydrology. The El Niño
section contains links to the Informativo and
Area Climática bulletins from the Southern
Pacific Permanent Commission, both related to
El Niño where it is possible to find some
recommendations to protect the environment and
so, to prevent landslides and obstructions in
the drainage and sewage disposal system.
Oceanographic Commission / UNESCO
Provides integral information on El Niño
from its origin in the ocean and then its development
and study from of other disciplines such as meteorology,
biology, fishery, agronomy, etc.
General de Territorio Marítimo y de Marina
Mercante (DIRECTEMAR) de Chile
de Hidrografía y Navegación. Marina
de Guerra del Perú.
In its section on El Niño provides concise
and clear information such as causes, frequency,
effects, forecasts and monitoring. Also, includes
a damage assessment in Peru. (English only).
of Washington. Department of Atmospheric Sciences.
El Niño and Climate Prediction
El Niño and Climate Prediction. A comprehensive
and easy to understand site on climatic changes
and El Niño - early research initiatives,
international aspects, global effects, graphics
Civil de España
Contains links to other sites related to El Niño
with information on the most recent events caused
by this phenomena. Information on the effects
on the environment, damage assessment and agriculture
impact can be accessed in this site.
de Agricultura y Ganadería del Ecuador (SICA).
Servicio de Información Agropecuaria
Provides access to the Boletín Agroclimático
that contains information about El Niño
and its impact on agriculture and the environment.
Also, documents such as the El Niño Phenomena
Regional Study (ERFERN) can be found
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Wildfieres.
This website section offers general information
on fires, preparation and response, workers
security during the fire clean up and leaflets
about risks provoked by fires on health.
Forres. Revista Virtual sobre Incendios Forestales
This web site offers a wildfire specialized
magazine with a photo gallery for each issue
and space for comments and subscriptions. (Available
in English and Spanish)
Provides support to an international net of wildfire
information. Also, contains information on education,
training on fires and special services. This site
also allows the access to different virtual libraries,
among other resources.
It is a Web site created for people who live,
vacation, or own structures in wildfire-prone
areas. It offers online wildfire protection
information and checklists, as well as listings
of other publications, videos, and conferences.
The interactive home page allows users to ask
questions of fire protection experts and to
register and receive further information as
it becomes available.
Ministerio de Medio Ambiente
This website offers information on: prevention
and extinction techniques, practical advices,
risk maps, legislation, meteorology, fuels,
investigation of causes, use of new technologies,
a search engine web on wildfires by continent.
Also, this website provides a chat and forums
on wildfire. (Available in Spanish only)
de la Seguridad Online.
It is a company of social communication specialized
on integral security and protection, and in
training human resources on industrial security.
Its objective is to keep employees updated with
information on integral protection, fire prevention
and industrial security.
Its website contains the newsletter "El
mundo de la seguridad" as well as information
about its training events.
Interagency Fire Center (NIFC).
This website offers general information on fire
management, prevention measures and education
materials. It contains a section of news, a
glossary, a photo gallery and an information
search engine. Provide links to other web sites
of related topics.
de Prevenção e Controle de Queimadas
e Incêndios Florestais na Amazônia Legal.
This website offers information on fires and
wildfires prevention and control through the
constant monitoring of the zones. It offers
daily monitoring reports, weather information,
as well as heat points information and data
from 1998 to 2004 (Available in Portuguese and
Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC).
The GFMC is a provider of global information
on vegetation fires (fires in forest and other
vegetation, land-use fires). The interpretation
and synthesis products of the GFMC are based
on inputs from a global network of national
and international institutions working in forecasting,
monitoring, and managing fires, including research
facilities. The GFMC website provides daily
global updates on early warning of wildfires,
fire occurrence, fire causes and impacts. The
fire archive goes back to the date of the establishment
of the GFMC in October 1998. The GFMC represents
a multi-institutional alliance and is a German
contribution to the Early Warning component
of the ISDR.
College Flood Remote Sensing.
This is the home page of the Global Flood Monitoring
and Analysis Project - the work of a team of
geographers at Darmouth who are using satellite
technology and other means to develop up-to-the-minute
flood maps to support flood management and relief
efforts and to further flood prediction around
the world. This site includes an evolving database
of extreme floods and a collection of satellite
images of several major events - in short, a
wealth of data on recent major floods around
the world for response agencies and researchers
Floods. Information For Dealing With Floods
Web site containing flood-related information
such as: flood information for your home; cleaning
after the flood; basements and structural concerns;
pests, safety and environmental concerns and
household furnishings. Also, this site refers
the user to other related websites.
It was established by the Floodplain Management
Association (FMA) to serve the entire floodplain
management community. It includes sections containing
full-text articles, a calendar of upcoming events,
a list of positions available, an index of publications
available free or at nominal cost, a list of
associations, a list of firms and consultants
in floodplain management, an index of newsletters
dealing with flood issues (with hypertext links
if available), a section on the basics of floodplain
management, a list of frequently asked questions
(FAQs) about the Web site, and, of course, a
copious catalog of Web links.
Goods and its transportation
This Web site specializes in how to handle dangerous
goods. Its different sections show important
information covering the response to emergencies
originated by dangerous goods, the requirements
for its transportation, logistics, loading and
unloading processes, rout, technical regulations
by country, flights and airports information,
library, news and notices, accidents photo gallery,
links of interest and security videos.
Goods Web Site
The content of this Web site covers the institution’s
general information, its politics, full text
documents, regulations, national and international
agreements, containers regulations for substances
handling and transportation, important terms
glossary and related links.
Control and Prevention Centers. Chemical emergencies
This section is assigned to information related
to chemical emergencies. It covers specific
chemical agents, offers information address
to the public in general such as informative
pages and what to do in case of an emergency,
evacuation and clean up, besides including related
resources and news.
and Natural Resources Secretariat. Guidance Centre
to Respond to Environmental Emergencies (Coatea)
The main objective for this Web site is to supply
timely and reliable information, the necessary
guidance and technical assistance to respond
to environmental contingencies and emergencies
which may arise in Mexico related to handling
of chemical substances. It offers information
concerning the functions, mission, vision, whom
should be contacted in case of an emergency
and the kind of information to be supplied to
the corresponding authorities.
Volunteer Firemen Association
Firemen Web site section concerning information
on dangerous materials classification, danger
identification system, risks, ways for dangerous
substances to come into the organism, personal
protection equipment, documents required for
transportation of dangerous products and actions
to be taken during an emergency.
Association for the Chemical and Petrochemical Industry.
This Web site belongs to ASOQUIM, civil association
grouping companies from the chemical and petrochemical
Venezuelan industry; it contains institutional
and members information, bulletins, official
gazettes, technical regulations, environmental
legislation, regulations, courses and events,
among other related matters with the association.
Available in English and Spanish. Everything you
need to know to get ready for the next hurricane
season. Weather reports and National Hurricane
Center forecasts, graphics and photographs. A
manual, in English and Spanish, contains basic
information about hurricanes, from how they start
to how they are named.
Online Meteorology Guide
This site offers on-line education material and
information on meteorology, general information
on atmospheric phenomena and on-line guidelines,
among other data. The project WW2010 integrates
current and past data as well as multimedia education
resources (available in English only).
Hidrology and Climate Center. Interactive Images of
Geosynchronous Weather Satellites
Sitio web que ofrece Imágenes Interactivas
de Satélites Meteorológicos Geoestacionarios,
desde diferentes puntos del planeta y que se actualiza
Mitigation in Health Facilities. Wind effects.
The purpose of this training material is to guide
planners of health infrastructures (hospital administrators,
engineers, architects, technicians, etc.) in Latin
America and the Caribbean on the effects hurricanes
can have on health facilities, as well as to serve
as an instrument of training and dissemination
of the basic aspects of disaster mitigation, as
they relate to hurricanes. It includes PowerPoint
presentations with scripts, several technical
publications on the subject of disaster mitigation
in health facilities, and posters that can be
reproduced and disseminated.
Hurricane Center – Tropical Prediction Center.
Included information about current storm, tropical
analyses and forecasting, didactic and historical
information pertaining to hurricanes, for the
purpose of generating and coordinating tropical
cyclone analysis and forecast products for countries
in the Americas, Caribbean.
Severe Storms Laboratory.
The National Severe Storms Laboratory is one of
the Environmental Research Laboratories of the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Headquartered in Norman, Oklahoma, the NSSL, in
partnership with the National Weather Service,
is dedicated to improving the nation's severe
weather warnings and forecasts in order to save
lives and reduce property damage. The NSSL site
includes general information about the lab and
the research it undertakes. Of particular interest
to individuals interested in severe weather (especially
students) is the "Weather Room" - with
sections on "Phenomena," "Weather
Careers," "Weather Lessons," and
"Interesting Weather Things" (links
to other Web sites and weather data).
Emergency Management Agency. Tropical Storm Watch
Weather Service (NWS). Office of Meteorology (OM).
It contains full-text weather service publications
- including hazard awareness materials on hurricanes,
tornadoes, thunderstorms and lightning, floods,
winter weather, and other topics - discussion
of "hot topics," and a section on "significant
weather." It also offers 1995 Natural Hazards
Statistics, as well as Disaster Survey Reports
- evaluations of NWS performance in recent disasters.
Tornado Project Online.
This site offers general tornado information,
tornado data, as well as information about more
recent tornadoes. It also lists tornado videos
and books available from the Tornado Project.
Featured Sections include Tropical Storm Forecasts
of yearly forecasts for tropical storms, named
storms, typhoons, hurricanes, and intense hurricanes.
Includes the current forecast and archived forecasts
dating back to 1994; Weather Products, research,
and articles from The Tropical Meteorology Project,
other Colorado State University Researchers, and
the Tropical Storm Research community from around
the world; Frequently asked questions about Typhoons,
Hurricanes, and other types of tropical storms.
Storms Worldwide, University of Hawaii.
The tropical cyclone data presented at this site
are intended to convey only general information
on current storms, including strike probabilities,
storm tracking maps, data archives, and related
Weather updates, analyses by satellite images,
surface and upper air data, radar data, as well
as forecasts and more for the United States.
Tropical Weather Products.
Provides comprehensive information on tropical
storms including National Hurricane Centre bulletins,
satellite images, tracking maps, reconnaissance
reports and forecasts. Also available for downloading
are evaluation versions of several hurricane tracking
Provides information about weather prediction
to air pollution research, climate change related
activities, ozone layer depletion studies and
tropical storm forecasting.
Provides information about weather prediction
to air pollution research, climate change related
activities, ozone layer depletion studies and
tropical storm forecasting.
Meteorological Organization (WMO). Tropical
Provides information on the World Meteorological
Organisation (WMO) Tropical Cyclone Programme
which is part of the World Weather Watch (WWW).
Information includes objectives, purpose and scope,
para la Prevención y Atención de Desastres de Colombia,
Sección de Deslizamientos.
Monitoring of an active landslide above hightway 50,
http://landslides.usgs.gov/monitoring/hwy50/ Information on the real time monitoring carried
out by USGS/Cascades Volcano Observatory, Vancouver,
Washington. Provides real-time data and images,
annual information on volcanic activity and its
relationship with landslides, photo and links
to other related sites.
It contains landslide information and indexes
to landslide publications available both in hard
copy and on-line.
Landslide Information Center
This site provides special information for students
and professors on landslides, images, publications,
recent landslide events and projects under execution.
the Study of Bioterrorism
This site contains information on nuclear, radiological,
and chemical terrorism, besides biological agents
as: anthrax, smallpox, plagues, botulism, and
others. It also offers recommendations in case
of emergencies, access to articles, news, informative
CD-ROMS, reference material, the investigation
canter and new information on the topic.
of Biological and Chemical Weapons.
Provides information on publications related to
the use of chemical and biological agents. Contains
links to other sites about chemical and radiation
accidents, a technical guide on public health
aspects on how to face these accidents, epidemic
diseases and news about these diseases.
Related to the attack of september 11, 2001
This web site offers information about the legislation
related to the terrorist attack of September
11, 2001 against The United States. The resolutions
of the laws are also included.
Disease Surveillance and Response (CSR)
Alerta de Tsunamis de la Costa Oeste y Alaska
Esta página contiene información
relevante en prevención y educación
sobre los tsunamis más recientes en el
mundo, áreas, catálogos, física,
recorridos, advertencia, boletines, reglas de
seguridad y una sección para niños
de todas las edades donde se pueden encontrar
libros para imprimir y colorear sobre Tommy
The International Tsunami Information Center
was established by the IOC (Intergovernmental
Oceanographic Commission) of UNESCO . This Center
maintains and develops relationships with scientific
research and academic organizations, civil defense
agencies, and the general public in order to
carry out its mission to mitigate the hazards
associated with tsunamis by improving tsunami
preparedness for all Pacific Ocean nations.
Modeling of Tsunami.
Numerical modeling of tsunami was performed
by using TUNAMI code of The Disaster Control
Research Center, Tohoku University. The model
is based on the linear shallow water theory
of spherical co-ordinate system. Seismic deformation
modeling is based on the theory of Okada (1985).
The computational grid size is approximately
2 min. and 5 min.
Marine Environmental Laboratory. Tsunami Research
The PMEL, Tsunami Research Program seeks to
mitigate tsunami hazards to Hawaii, California,
Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Research and
development activities are focused on an integrated
approach to improving tsunami warning and mitigation.
Also, they have information about the tsunami
on December 26, 2004.
These web site is dedicated to early warning
system in case of tsunamis, offers information
about developing people – centered TEW
worldwide, news and events of topic, and information
as: events historical, early warning system
techniques, organizations and actors, information
about the project and others.
of Tsunami Hazards.
The International Journal of the Tsunami Society.
The Tsunami Society publishes this journal to
increase and disseminate knowledge about tsunamis
and their hazards. Contents: current issue,
all issues, editorial staff, editorial board,
instructions to authors, subscription information,
tsunamis websites and announcements.
Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program
This Program was created to reduce the tsunamis
impact through warning guidance, mitigation
and hazard assessment. Contains information
on tsunamis awareness, real time data, special
information for children, links to other related
sites, FAQ´s and a mitigation plan for
reducing damages, among other related information.
Geosciences with Visualizations: Using Images, Animations,
and Models Effectively: Tsunami Visualizations
the Establishing of a Tsunami Warning and Mitigation
System for the Indian Ocean.
El sitio web está dedicado a las actividades
de seguimiento al tsunami del Océano
Indico que devastó varios países
de esa región. Ofrece información
de las actividades que se organizan a nivel
nacional, regional e internacional para establecer
el sistema de alerta y de mitigación
ante tsunamis en el Océano Indico y en
Detailed information on tsunamis, its causes,
differences, chronologies, advices and related
links from different parts of the world. Also,
chronicles from Chile, Africa, Mexico are available
as well as links to information on other events
The web site offers information about the North
Sumatra earthquake and tsunami on December 26,
2004. Also, provides historical seismicity data,
historical tsunamis, tsunami modeling, location
maps and others.
Offers information about the tsunami in the Ocean
Coasts on December 24, 2004, besides it inform
on themes of training, events to be carried out,
warnings before tsunamis and publications on the
Weast Coast& Alaska Tsunami Warning
Site with relevant data on prevention and education
on the most recent tsunamis, areas, catalogs,
physics, tracking, warnings, bulletins, security
measures and a section for kids where they can
find book about Tommy Tsunami that can be printed
Web site on to tsunamis research, analytic and
numeric models, mitigation plans and disaster
planning. Contains a worldwide map with recent
tsunamis occurred around the world, publications
and articles, information about on-going projects
and links to other related websites.
Provides information on the current state of
volcanic activity along the Aleutian arc, actively
monitored volcanoes, other volcanoes of current
interest, inside AVO and other resources: www
sites, books, articles, maps, photo archive,
satellite images, videos, slides sets, etc.
Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención
de Emergencias (C.N.E.). Modulo sobre Volcanes.
The Santamaría Volcano, in the Southwest
of Guatemala, is one of the most famous--and
infamous--in Central America, affecting mainly
the Santa María-Santiaguito community.
It has been designated as "Decade Volcano"
by the International Association of Volcanology
and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI)
as part of the International Decade for Natural
Disaster Reduction (IDNDR). The Web site includes
information about the eruptions of 1904, 1930
and 1972. There is also information about the
Association, its plans, reports, and workshops
(held in Quetzaltenango), as well as about areas
for further study.
Survey Volcano Hazards Program
This website includes several sections related
to volcanoes, such as: volcanic threats, volcanic
risk mitigation, informative resources and volcanoes
of the United States and the world.
Volcanism Program - Smithsonian Institution.
This site contains information and links to
volcanoes around the world, activity reports,
and information about available related products.
of Monserrat and Montserrat Volcano Observatory.
Provides up-to-date information on the volcanic
situation in Montserrat, including the official
daily bulletins issued by the Montserrat Volcano
Observatorty. Also available are scientific
reports from the observatory, photographs of
the volcano and links to related sites.
This website is devoted principally to discussion
of seismicity observed at Mount Erebus and the
continuing seismic surveillance and research
being conducted by scientists at the New Mexico
Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro,
New Mexico, and Victoria University, Wellington,
New Zealand. Information includes: types od
seismic events, event locations, ongoing research,
photographs, additional Erebus information,
and publications related to their work.
Volcanological Institute (NVI).
A Nordic institute for research and training
in volcanology and related fields. This site
includes information about NORDVOLC, permanent
staff and research fellows, research programme,
research fellowship programme, international
co-operation, volcano observatories world wide
-phone-fax, other servers in volcanology and
environmental organisations, NORDIC servers,
geology and tectonics of ICELAND and RIDGE/NORDVULK
summer school field trips.
Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Pasto.
The site keeps systematic and constantly updated
records of volcanological and seismological
events throughout the year in the Colombian
Southwest (the Department, or province, of Nariño),
including data concerning one volcano, Galeras,
selected as a "Decade Volcano" by
the International Association of Volcanology
and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI),
as part of the International Decade for Natural
Disaster Reduction (IDNDR).
This educational oriented website contains links
to different websites with general information
on vulcanology and other related topics. Contains
information on volcanoes from all over the world
as well as information resources, databases
and results of events carried out on this topic,
geological maps, and other resources.
It refers to a series of related websites, allows
to consult the volcanoes encyclopedia, offers
information on the last activities presented
in the different volcanoes of the world, a gallery
of photos and a section of books and videos.
Provide information about how volcanic ash clouds
affect aircraft, and how to avoid this hazard.
The detrimental effects of volcanic ash clouds
need to be understood by the public because
ignorance could lead to disaster. Also, offers
recommendations on what to do in case of the
occurrence of an event, security measures, among
This site contains extensive information on
volcanoes throughout the world. It also contains
information for teachers and students including
an "Ask a Volcanologist" section.
Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO)
The World Organization of Volcano Observatories
was established as the result of a meeting of
representatives from world-wide volcano observatories,
held in Guadeloupe in 1981. WOVO became the
International Association of Volcanology and
Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior Commission
in the following year. It includes links to
numerous observatory sites within the region
including Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica,
the southern Andes, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
Regional Disaster Information Center
Tel: (506) 296.3952 | Fax: (506) 2231.5973
Pavas, San José, Costa Rica,
P.O. Box 1122-1200 San José, Costa Rica – 101092
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