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Information Session on the Volcanic Eruption in Iceland and its Implications

The information session was organised to ensure that Staff and Permanent Delegations at UNESCO are aware of the cause and effect of the Volcanic Eruption in Iceland which led to the closure of many airports in Europe.
The eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland is having considerable implications. Lessons are being drawn from this exceptional crisis. Being at the crossroads of education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture and communication, UNESCO has a broad mandate which may be pertinent in analyzing some multidisciplinary aspects of the volcanic crisis which is unfolfding. Different actors are involved:volcanologists, weather scientists, climatologists, engineers, aviation specialists, media and public officials. In this context, and in the framework of its programme on natural disaster risk reduction, on 21 April 2010, the Natural Sciences Sector, Division of Basic and Engineering Sciences have convened an information session on the volcanic eruption in Iceland and its implications. Invited experts in volcanology and volcanic risk reduction will be present including Mr Steve Tait, Director of Volcanological and Seismological Observatories at the Institute of Earth Physics of Paris, Mr John Eichelberger, Volcano Hazards Program Coordinator, US Geological Survey and Mr Louis Jobard, President of the National Union of Airline Pilots.


Type of Event Staff Meeting
Start 21.04.2010 09:00 local time
End 21.04.2010 10:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Rouhban, Badaoui
Organizer SC/BES/DR
Contact M. Badaoui Rouhban
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room IV
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 50
Official Website Volcanoes and the UNESCO Natural Disaster Reduction Programme
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