The National Emergency Management Organisation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (NEMO SVG) has extended gratitude to its partners who assisted throughout the volcanic crisis of 2020/2021.

On 29th December 2020, the alert level at the La Soufriere volcano was raised to ‘Orange’. The volcano went into an effusive eruption phase for several months with explosive eruptions being recorded during the period 9th – 22nd April 2021.

The disaster management agency mentions in its statement; as we review 2021, we highlight the support locally, regionally and at the international level that allowed us to effectively warn the population of an impending explosive eruption.

On 31st December 2020, a team from the SRC led by Vincentian Professor Richard Robertson arrived in St. Vincent to upgrade the seismic network and monitor activities at the volcano.

Many thanks to the Regional Security Systems (RSS) who supported St. Vincent and the Grenadines by transporting scientists and technical teams.

Professor Richard Robertson greets Dr. Thomas Christopher and Dr. Adam Stinton from the MVO as they arrived in January 2021 to support the monitoring of the La Soufriere volcano.
Calvin Air provided helicopter support for the installation and monitoring at the summit of the La Soufriere volcano.

Thanks to the Government of the United Kingdom (UK) who made this funding possible through the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).

Local technicians and volunteers along with scientists install equipment at the summit.

Thanks to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for your equipment support.

Calvin Air delivering equipment and personnel at the summit of the volcano

Many thanks to Calvin Air for your support and skilled crew.

What a year it has been! (on 15th September 2021 the alert level was lowered to Yellow and remains at Yellow Alert today 2nd January 2022.)

Cover Image: Photo captured by Senior Seismic Technician on 29th December 2020 shows new dome (with steam) in crater following an effusive eruption.