Aviation | Governance | AG-VSA

Advisory Group on Volcanic Science for Aviation Applications (AG-VSA)

A subsidiary body of the Standing Committee on Services for Aviation (SC-AVI)

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To gather information, provide expert advice and foster coordination in the combined fields of atmospheric and volcanological science and associated applications to support aeronautical meteorological service provision as well as informed decisions by ICAO and other relevant aviation stakeholders in the context of the international airways volcano watch (IAVW).


 First name LAST NAME  Role  Affiliation
Matthew HORT (Dr) Co-Chair (WMO) United Kingdom - Met Office
Samantha ENGWELL (Dr) Co-Chair (IUGG) IUGG - British Geological Survey
Maria Soledad OSORES (Dr) Core Expert (WMO) Argentina - Servicio Meteorológico Nacional
Jarrad DENMAN (Dr) Core Expert (WMO) Australia - Bureau of Meteorology
Michael PAVOLONIS (Dr) Core Expert (WMO) United States of America - NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service
Sara BARSOTTI (Dr) Core Expert (IUGG) IUGG - Icelandic Meteorological Office
Costanza BONADONNA (Prof.) Core Expert (IUGG) IUGG - University of Geneva
David SCHNEIDER (Dr) Core Expert (IUGG) IUGG - United States Geological Survey


Claire WITHAM (Dr) Associate Expert (WMO) United Kingdom - Met Office


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Operating Plan

The Operating Plan of AG-VSA comprising the objectives, modalities of work, groups of relevance, expected outputs and activities is available here.


The AG-VSA convenes quarterly video-teleconferences and, when required, periodic face-to-face meetings. The reports arising from the face-to-face meetings are publicly available here

FileCloud Collaboration Platform

The AG-VSA FileCloud collaboration platform (member access only) is accessible here.

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