STREVA is an innovative interdisciplinary project that works collaboratively across different disciplines to develop and apply a practical and adaptable volcanic risk assessment framework. This can be used to generate plans that will reduce the negative consequences of volcanic activity on people and assets.
Led by the University of East Anglia (UK), the STREVA project brings together diverse researchers from universities and research institutes from within the UK and from those areas affected directly by volcanic activity.
Crucial to the project success is our close collaboration with a number of project partners. These include colleagues from other UK institutions, universities and research programmes based elsewhere, national and local government agencies and research organisations working in our case study locations. Several of our partners have research programmes with complementary missions, encouraging co-production of knowledge across a broad science base. At our case study locations, we will collaborate with those responsible for monitoring, preparing for and responding to those threats and through them with the communities facing volcanic threats including disaster managers and policy makers.
Our research area focus is on six volcanic sites across the Lesser Antilles, Ecuador and Colombia. These countries are faced with multiple volcanic threats often in close proximity to large towns and cities. However, by working across multiple sites STREVA will identify common issues in volcanic disaster risk in these settings and consider how lessons could be applied worldwide.