VDAP: Trends in Volcano Response and Capacity Building
The Volcano Disaster Assistance Program (VDAP) is a partnership of the USGS and USAID. Now in its 34th year, VDAP performs a combination of in-country and remote responses to volcanic crises. Though forecasting volcanic eruptions remains a challenge, advances in technology and our understanding of volcanoes means we are better equipped to track volcanic unrest and forecast possible impacts. This talk briefly describes a number of key goals for volcanic risk mitigation, in which organizations from all over the world can increasingly work together on volcanic databases and open source tools for data analysis, and on socialization and communications protocols for emergency response. This presentation was given at the 2020 American Geophysical Union (AGU) annual meeting.