Our final forensic workshop (1st – 11th October 2014) was organised over several months by a core organising committee comprising Servicio Geológico Colombiano (SGC) especially Manizales Volcano Observatory (OVSM), Unidad Nacional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres (UNGRD) and UK STREVA representatives.
Participants from Colombia, Ecuador and the UK were brought together during the workshop with the following objectives:
- To start a longer term programme of collaborative and reflective research on volcanic risk.
- To add value to ongoing efforts to increase resilience to natural hazards in Colombia.
- To catalyse and support activities that are cross-disciplinary, especially those involving engagement with communities.
- To develop learning about the last 30 years around Nevado del Ruiz (hazards, vulnerabilities, governance, recovery).
- To develop learning about future eruption scenarios, assumptions, vulnerabilities, limitations and to develop mitigation actions.
- To begin community engagement activities at Cerro Machin.
A longer report on the workshop can be found here.