Research impact

COMET works with governments, NGOs and other partners to ensure that our science has real impact, using our work to shape policy decisions and manage natural hazards.  

More reliable, accurate and cost effective instruments to monitor volcanic activity

Grimsvotn 2011 eruption


Quantifying health and aviation hazards from Icelandic volcanic eruptions to inform government policy

Number of premature cardiopulmonary deaths in Europe due to long-term exposure to volcanic air pollution in the first year following the onset of a Laki-type eruption


Parting of the Earth’s crust in the Afar Depression, Ethiopia

Afar rift interferogram


The development and implementation of a scanning spectrometer system for measurement of volcanic gas fluxes

Massive ash cloud above Montserrat. Credit:BGS
Massive ash cloud above Montserrat. Credit:BGS

Centre for Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics