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
Maria Soledad OSORES (Dr) Expert (WMO) Argentina - Servicio Meteorológico Nacional
Jarrad DENMAN (Dr) Expert (WMO) Australia - Bureau of Meteorology
Kensuke ISHII (Mr) Expert (WMO) Japan - Japan Meteorological Agency/Meteorological Research Institute
Claire WITHAM (Dr) Expert (WMO) United Kingdom - Met Office
Michael PAVOLONIS (Dr) Expert (WMO) United States of America - NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service
Matthew HORT (Dr) Expert (WMO GAW) WMO Global Atmosphere Watch
Alvaro AMIGO RAMOS (Dr) Expert (IUGG) IUGG - Sernageomin (Geological and Mining Survey of Chile)
Sara BARSOTTI (Dr) Expert (IUGG) IUGG - Icelandic Meteorological Office
Costanza BONADONNA (Prof.) Expert (IUGG) IUGG - University of Geneva
Samantha ENGWELL (Dr) Expert (IUGG) IUGG - British Geological Survey
David SCHNEIDER (Dr) Expert (IUGG) IUGG - United States Geological Survey

The AG-VSA is chaired by Ian Lisk, Chair of the Standing Committee on Services for Aviation, on an ad interim basis

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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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