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St. Vincent & Grenadines: 2 more scientists join volcano monitoring team

Two scientists, Thomas Christopher and Adam Stinton, from the Seismic Research Centre (SRC) based at the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) will join in St. Vincent, this week, the team from the SRC in Trinidad that has been monitoring La Soufriere as the volcano continues to erupt effusively. 

They are expected to gather data from the dome and crater through temperature and photogrammetry measurements and gas measurements using a MultiGAS and spectrometer, the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) said.

The team is led by Vincentian geologist Professor Richard Robertson, who has come to St. Vincent from the University of the West Indies SRC in Trinidad, where he is based.

NEMO said that the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) is finalising helicopter support for the SRC team to install equipment and collect samples from the summit of the volcano.

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