The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO), in collaboration with the British Geological Survey (BGS), the University of East Anglia, UK, and the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (UWI-SRC), will conduct a workshop to update stakeholders on the progress of the “new myHAZ app” on Wednesday 17th October 2018.
The objectives of the “myHAZ app” workshop are:
- To share findings from the 2017 myVolcano workshop
- To introduce the new “myHAZ app”
- To discuss the use of the app at an individual and organisational level
- To interact with the new app and feedback on current suitability and possible improvements
The workshop is a follow-up to the myVolcano Citizen Science App workshop held at NEMO’s conference room on Wednesday 1st March 2017, to gather feedback on functionality, practicality, and usefulness of the data collected by the app. The information gathered during the feedback was used to inform the development of a new app called “myHAZ app”.
The “myHAZ app” workshop will take place at NEMO’s Conference Room, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
MyVolcano Citizen Science App, is a mobile phone app developed by the British Geological Survey (BGS). This app allows the user to record volcanic hazard information (in text or via a picture) on their phone.
The app was originally designed to record volcanic ash, but has been further developed to make it more useful in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, through linkages to NEMO and SRC web pages and the addition of multi-hazard capability to describe impacts, and transferring the app from Apple to Android.