March 7, 2017

NEMO launches volcanic hazard mobile phone app

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) in collaboration with the British Geological Survey (BGS), the University of East Anglia (UK) and the Seismic Research Centre (SRC) launched a volcanic hazard mobile phone application on March 1.

The app is the second version of a mobile phone app called “My Volcano”, developed by the British Geological Survey. This app allows the user to record volcanic hazard information (in text or via a picture) on their phone.

The app was originally designed to record volcanic ash but has been further developed to make it more useful in St Vincent and the Grenadines, through linkages to NEMO and SRC web pages and the addition of multi-hazard capability to describe impacts, and transferring the app from Apple to Android.