Pilot earthquake and volcano risk assessment framework in Indonesia, Philippines and Colombia to start in November 2017
USAID recently approved the project CRAVE (Collaborative Risk Assessment for Volcanoes and Earthquakes), which is set to start in November 2017. This project includes several partners including the British Geological Survey, the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS), the University of Edinburgh, the Volcano Disaster Assistance Program (VDAP) of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), and key organizations from the region including the Colombian Geological Survey, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) and Badan Geologi (Indonesia). CRAVE will run for 18 months to develop a common framework for the assessment of the impact from earthquakes and volcanoes, with an application to a few locations in Indonesia, Philippines and Colombia. Specifically, CRAVE aims to inform geological policies or procedures to increase the preparedness for geological events and develop the capacity of various sectors to reduce the impact of geological events.