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Unseen but not unfelt: resilience to persistent volcanic emissions (UNRESP). Case study from Masaya volcano, Nicaragua

Unseen but not unfelt: resilience to persistent volcanic emissions (UNRESP). Case study from Masaya volcano, Nicaragua

PI: Dr. Evgenia Ilyinskaya
Several co-investigators, including Clive Oppenheimer
Collaborator: Dr. Nial Peters

This project, supported by the Global Challenges Research Fund, is concerned with the impacts of persistently degassing volcanoes on fumigated areas. Many volcanoes emit gases and aerosol that affect downwind communities, infrastructure and agricultural land. Among them is Masaya volcano in Nicaragua, which is the focus of this project. The aims are to improve the livelihoods of those affected by sustained volcanic emissions through a coordinated approach of scientists, government agencies and local communities. There are several partners on this project not listed above.

Atmospheric monitoring equipment

Inquisitive children investigate atmospheric monitoring equipment being set up near a village a few kilometres downwind from Masaya volcano.


Header image: Masaya volcano, Nicaragua