WOVOdat - Data on Volcanic Unrest

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WOVOdat – An online, growing library of worldwide volcanic unrest
C.G. Newhall, F. Costa, A. Ratdomopurbo, D.Y. Venezky, C. Widiwijayanti, Nang Thin Zar Win, K. Tan, E. Fajiculay In Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, Volume 345, 2017, Pages 184-199, ISSN 0377-0273,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2017.08.003 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0377027317302718


  • WOVOdat is a growing, online database of worldwide volcanic unrest.
  • Users may browse, plot, and download catalogue-level (processed) data.
  • Users may compare unrest through time at single and analogous volcanoes.
  • The value of WOVOdat will depend significantly on its completeness. Please add your data!
  • WOVOdat offers basic apps for data visualization and Boolean searches. Please offer new apps!

WOVOdat organized a one week workshop on "How to Optimize the Use of Volcano Monitoring Database" at Earth Observatory of Singapore - NTU.

Participants: Centre for Volcanological and Geological Hazard Mitigation (CVGHM, Indonesia), Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS, Philippine), Rabaul Volcano Observatory (RVO, Papua New Guinea), and EOS volcano group.


  • Brainstorming and discussion on how WOVOdat system will be used and useful during volcano crisis, for eruption forecasting.
  • Exchange experiences between volcano observatory on using WOVOdat as their monitoring database. PHIVOLCS has been developing data processing automation (SEISAN to WOVOdat, SWARM to WOVOdat, VALVE to WOVOdat), and various operational tools developed in PHIVOLCS and CVGHM localhost.
  • New tools developed by WOVOdat team: installation and operational.
  • Future development and plan of WOVOdat.