Outcomes

  1. Three literature reviews were produced which cover the topics of GIS, non-volcanic hazard maps and landscape studies (Landscape studies: Katherine Brookfield (lead) with Catharine Ward Thompson/Lisa Mackenzie; Other (non-volcanic) Hazard Maps: Danielle Charlton (lead) with Eliza Calder; GIS/Cartography: Jason Dykes (lead) with Alistair Langmuir.
  2. Three interdisciplinary workshops took place (Edinburgh, Guatemala 2017, Guatemala 2019).
  3. A substantial network of practitioners and researchers across Central America has been established and is still growing.
  4. Academic institutions in the UK worked together to discuss an interdisciplinary challenge.
  5. An active Facebook group was created and currently has 68 members.
  6. The project was presented at least three international conferences (EGU Vienna, April 2017, IAVCEI Portland Jul 2017, UNISDR and at the Central America Geological Congress, in San Salvador).
  7. An official letter of recommendations and suggested areas for further research has been developed by, and received from, Wilson Galo, Director, Concertación Regional para la Gestión de Riesgos.
  8. Co-development by INSIVUMEH and Edinburgh of volcanic crisis maps
  9. Co-development by INSIVUMEH, Edinburgh and MapAction of interactive 3D volcanic crisis maps. These were the first interactive 3D web maps of any volcano world-wide. 
  10. Reflective opinion piece in Guatemalan current affairs magazine La Gazeta (Langmuir, 2019).
  11. A feature length documentary on the Fuego eruption and response produced by an award-winning Guatemalan-based film producer (in edition stage).
  12. A network of politically engaged civil society leaders living and working in communities in the vicinity of the volcano.
  13. A number of preliminary in-depth interviews with survivors of the eruption of the Fuego volcano and Hurricane Stan.
  14. Dialogues and workshops with NGO and state actors throughout Central America

Added extras

These are some of the exciting extra projects and collaborations which have happened as a result of this project:

Involvement with Experimental Words: A High-energy Collision of Science and Spoken Word.  This youtube video shows the performance of ‘Enlighten’ written by Catherine Wilson and Eliza Calder in June 2017.

A spin-off research project based in Ecuador- Luke Bowman (PI) Bowman, L. (PI). 2017. Improving the disconnect between natural hazard knowledge and risk perceptions at Cayambe Volcano, Ecuador. Yachay Tech University, Ecuador, Internal Award ($18k USD) Calder, E.S. (Project Partner – award includes travel budget).

Taster Film – A short film that shows the extreme vulnerability of communities in close proximity to the volcano Fuego in Guatemala.: under commission by Mischa Prince, Xocomil Productions, Guatemala.

Inspired session at 2017 Geological Congress of Central America, held in El Salvador (links to abstract)

Msc Project – This was a feasibility study of how you could make a regional Volcanic hazard map by Jonathan Paul Collin. This is not an official map. Regional Volcanic Hazard Map for Guatemala

Relative risk infohackit event in Nottingham. This event was as a result of extra funding and involved five GCRF projects. A Storify of the day was compiled. 

Collaboration with Matt Watson (UoB), creating new high-resolution DEM of Fuego Volcano, Guatemala.

A spin-off research project lead by Teresa Armijos (University of East Anglia). Global Impact Accelerator Account/GCRF. From volcanic disaster to psychosocial recovery: art, storytelling and knowledge exchange between Colombia and Guatemala. (2018-2019).