Kamchatka volcano warnings for aviation discontinued



The program that provides warnings to the international aviation community when volcanoes on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula erupt stopped providing these notices on 1 March due to a loss of funding.

As of 1 January 2007, the Federal Unitary Enterprise State Air Traffic Management Corporation of Russia halted its funding for the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team. KVERT is a collaborative project of scientists from the Russian Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the Kamchatka Experimental and Methodical Seismological Department, and the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO). AVO is a cooperative program of the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, and the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys.