Shared Situational Awareness and Collaboration through the Use of the Volcanic Ash Collaboration Tool (VACT)

A number of groups are responsible for monitoring and forecasting volcanic ash in the North Pacific area. In order to facilitate real-time collaboration during North Pacific volcanic eruptions, a pilot project was undertaken in 2003 to develop the Volcanic Ash Collaboration Tool (VACT). The VACT is comprised of workstations located at the Anchorage Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre, the USGS Alaska Volcano Observatory, and the Anchorage Center Weather Service Unit, with shared access to meteorological and satellite data. The collaboration of the volcano monitoring organizations will help avoid potentially serious hazards to aviation posed by a volcanic ash encounter with an aircraft. This presentation offers an overview of the VACT, proposes how this system and ones like it can improve international collaboration, and demonstrates some of the future and current capabilities of the VACT.

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  • Authors:
    • Osiensky, Jeffrey M
    • Pratt, Greg
    • Schneider, David J
    • Sherretz, Lynn
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  • Publication Date: 2004-11


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: 1p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Volcanic Ash and Aviation Safety, June 21-24, 2004, Alexandria, Virginia

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  • Accession Number: 01001202
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 20 2005 4:50PM