General inquires about our organization, our data, and volcanoes in general may be sent to
Members of the press may direct their inquiries about current volcanic activity to Sally Sennert, Editor of the Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Reports at .
Requests for images from this site for educational and commercial use should be directed to Kealy Wilson, Product Development Coordinator, at or by calling 202-633-2532.
Volunteer with the Global Volcanism Program
GVP relies on dedicated volunteers to execute our mission. We have a range of volunteer opportunities from ongoing work requiring a commitment of at least one day per week to short-term projects that could be executed by someone working full time for one to two weeks. We value training in geology, geography, remote sensing, archival studies, library studies, desktop publishing, data entry and management skills (e.g. in Excel, Endnote…).
Fellowships and Internships
There are many funded opportunities to conduct research under the auspices of the Global Volcanism Program. Please see the Department of Mineral Sciences' listing of Fellowship Opportunities.
The Global Volcanism Program relies on an international network of collaborating individuals, programs and organizations, many of which are listed below:
United States Geological Survey Volcano Hazards Program (USA). The Volcano Hazards Program monitors active and potentially active volcanoes, assesses their hazards, responds to volcanic crises, and conducts research on volcanoes. The Volcano Disaster Assistance Program (VDAP) (with the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance) works to reduce fatalities and economic losses in countries experiencing a volcano emergency.
Global Volcano Model (Bristol University and the British Geological Survey, UK). GVM is a growing international network that aims to create a sustainable, accessible information platform on volcanic hazard and risk.
WOVOdat (Earth Observatory of Singapore). A collective record of volcano monitoring, worldwide - brought to you by the WOVO (World Organization of Volcano Observatories).
Integrated Earth Data Applications (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, USA). A community-based data facility to support, sustain, and advance the geosciences by providing data services for observational solid earth data from the Ocean, Earth, and Polar Sciences.
VHub (The State University of New York at Buffalo, USA). An online resource for collaboration in volcanology research and risk mitigation.
International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI). IAVCEI represents the primary international focus for: (1) research in volcanology, (2) efforts to mitigate volcanic disasters, and (3) research into closely related disciplines, such as igneous geochemistry and petrology, geochronology, volcanogenic mineral deposits, and the physics of the generation and ascent of magmas in the upper mantle and crust. IAVCEI has charged GVP with providing the official names and unique identifier numbers for the world's volcanoes.
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Volcanic Ash Advisory Centers (VAACs) The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has established nine Volcanic Ash Advisory Centers tasked with monitoring Volcanic Ash plumes within their assigned airspace.