Two new members have joined the scientific team observing the effusive eruption at La Soufriere volcano in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
The UWI Seismic Research Centre says Roderick Stewart and TiVonne Howe have joined their Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) colleague Dr Thomas Christopher in SVG.
Stewart is a volcano-seismologist and is the new scientific team lead. He has over 30 years of experience in the field and has worked on volcanoes in several countries and has served as Director of the Montserrat Volcano Observatory from 2012-2019.
Stewart has been working and living in the Eastern Caribbean for more than a decade and studies seismic (earthquake) activity associated with volcanoes and how it relates to other data.
Howe is Dr Christopher’s student and is a 1st year PhD student at Lancaster University (UK). She has worked with the MVO as a research assistant for three years and most recently with the Montserrat Disaster Management Coordination Agency (DMCA).