UNRESP is a research project working on building resilience to an environmental pollution hazard caused by persistent volcanic emissions

Currently in its foundation phase (November 2016 – December 2017), UNRESP is focussing on Masaya volcano in Nicaragua, one of the biggest volcanic polluters in the world. Very little is known about the dispersion and levels of the air pollution, and there no established procedures for communicating the hazard between the local authorities and the public

UNRESP seeks to develop warning procedures for events during which volcanic air pollution reaches hazardous levels, through a collaboration between environmental sciencessocial sciencesarts & humanities, and public health

We work closely with the Nicaraguan Natural Hazards Observatory INETER, and the National Organisation for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation SINAPRED

Find out more about the project here

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