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Volcano observatories

The aim of this list is to provide an easy-to-access directory of those volcano observatories across the world that have an online presence as of 1 March 2012.

Not all the websites listed provide real-time information or even regular bulletins, some provide hardly any information at all, some break down from time to time and disappear completely, others are rarely updated, still others (a lot of them, actually) are just ugly and badly organized. However, one must work with what one has.

No guarantees can be given of the comprehensiveness of this list, nor, despite every reasonable effort being made, of accuracy. No responsibility can be accepted by The Volcanism Blog for the accuracy of the information on this page, and if you need information from any observatory, particularly in an emergency situation, you should confirm the correct contact details independently.

Please feel free to e-mail me with comments on, corrections of, and additions to, this list.


Antarctica | Chile | Colombia | Comoros | Costa Rica | Ecuador | El Salvador | France | Greece | Guadeloupe | Guatemala | Indonesia | Italy | Japan | Martinique | Mexico | Montserrat | New Zealand | Nicaragua | Panama | Papua New Guinea | Peru | Philippines | Portugal | Réunion | Russia | Spain | United States of America | Vanuatu


Observatorio Volcanológico Decepción | website
Mount Erebus Volcano Observatory (MEVO) | website

Observatorio Vulcanológico de los Andes del Sur | website

INGEOMINAS – Observatorios Vulcanológicos [main page] | website
INGEOMINAS – Observatorio Manizales [for Cerro Bravo, Nevado del Ruíz, Nevado Santa Isabel, Nevado Tolima, Cerro Machín] | website
INGEOMINAS – Observatorio Popayán [for Nevado del Huila, Puracé, Sotará] | website
INGEOMINAS – Observatorio Pasto [for Azufral, Cumbal, Doña Juana, Galeras] | website

Observatoire Volcanologique du Karthala | website

Costa Rica
Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (OVSICORI) | website.

Instituto Geofísico (IG) | website

El Salvador
Servicio Nacional de Estudios Territoriales (SNET) | website

Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris – Volcanologiques et sismologiques | website

Institute for the Study and Monitoring of the Santorini Volcano (ISMOSAV) | website

Observatoire volcanologique et sismologique de Guadeloupe (OVSG) | website

Instituto Nacional de Sismologia, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrologia (INSIVUMEH) | website

Pusat Vulkanologi & Mitigasi Bencana Geologi (PVMBG) / Volcanological Survey of Indonesia (VSI) | website

Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia | website
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia – Sezione de Catania | website
Osservatorio Vesuviano | website

Aso Volcanological Observatory | website
Earthquake and Volcano Observatory, Hirosaki University | website
Institute of Seismology and Volcanology, Kyushu University [for Unzen] | website
Sakura-jima Volcano Research Center | website

Observatoire volcanologique et sismologique de Martinique (OVSM) | website

Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres (CENAPRED) [for Popocatépetl] | website
Observatorio Vulcanológico, Universidad de Colima [for Colima] | website

The Montserrat Volcano Observatory | website

New Zealand
GeoNet | website

Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales (INETER) | website

Instituto de Geociencias | website

Papua New Guinea
Ministry of Mineral Resources, Volcanological Observatory Branch | website

Instituto Geológico Minero y Metalúrgico (INGEMMET) | website

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology | website

Centro de Vulcanologia e Avaliação de Riscos Geológicos (CVARG) [for the Azores]| website

Observatoire volcanologique du Piton de la Fournaise (OVPF) | website

Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT) | website

Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Volcanología [for the Canaries] | website

United States of America
Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) | website
Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO) | website
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) | website
California Volcano Observatory (CalVO) | website
Northern Mariana Islands [for Antahan] | website
Yellowstone Volcano Observatory (YVO) | website.

Vanuatu Geohazards Observatory | website

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