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For most contacts, please use the email address located at the bottom of every webpage, and in the General Inquiries tab below, so your message can be routed to the proper person. Email to an individual should be reserved for specific questions to that one person; do not send the same message to multiple people. Thank you for your consideration.

Permanent Smithsonian GVP Staff

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GVP Director
Research Geologist
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Senior Data Researcher
Website Manager
Bulletin Editor
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Rock & Ore Collection
Research Geologist
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Affiliated USGS Staff

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Editor, SI/USGS Weekly Report
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Contract Scientists

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Volcano Reports Writer
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Image Collection and
Outreach Specialist
Volcano Reports Writer


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Volcano Reports Prep
Database Audits
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Volcano Reports Prep
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Volcano Reports Prep
General Assistance
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Volcano Reports Prep

General Inquiries

General inquires about our organization, our data, and volcanoes in general may be sent to Email graphic

Media Inquiries

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 Email graphic

Image Requests

Requests for images from this site for educational and commercial use should be directed to Kealy Gordon, Product Development Coordinator, at Email graphic

Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network Citations

Bulletin reports include a citation link near the top of each report that goes to a customized page with the proper citation and DOI.

Volcanoes of the World Database Citations

The proper citation to the Volcanoes of the World database, or extracts from it, is on the Database Information page.

Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report Citations

Each individual volcano report within each WVAR can be cited individually. A citation link is provided at the top of each report.

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, Endnoteā€¦).

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.