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Research program including SWORD
Begin : January 1st 2010
Duration : 60 months


Summary

CASAVA-logo-sans-anrCASAVA (Compréhension et Analyse des Scénarios, Aléas, et risques Volcaniques aux Antilles) is a research project funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR-­RiskNat 2009) that aims to reduce uncertaintyin the event of volcanic eruptions in order to limit the amount of human, economic, social and cultural impacts.

The project aims to provide solutions for understanding and assessing volcanic hazards, scenarios, and risks in the Lesser Antilles in a context of decision­making, crisis management and pragmatic development. For this project MASA proposes to use the SWORD platform to simulate a crisis scenario in Guadeloupe (population evacuation, impact of a volcanic eruption…), on the basis of work undertaken by all partners involved in the project.


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Objectives

Objectives of the project are as follows :

  • the geographical study of historical volcanic events in order to deduce the most probable magmatic impact
  • the definition and modelling of uncertainties and risks of evolving scenarios, coupled using state­of­the­art simulation codes
  • the development of tools for the evaluation of risk probability (such as logical decisional trees) with the analysis of the probability impact and the mathematical modelling of evacuation strategies
  • and most importantly, a multidisciplinarian analysis of structural, functional, institutional, social and cultural vulnerabilities, and their influence on the perception of risk, and crisis management

The approaches described here will be developed on la Soufrière de Guadeloupe and la Montagne Pelée in Martinique.

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MASA objectives were the following

  • the simulation, thanks to SWORD, of a realistic scenario of an eruptive phase of La Soufriere, in Guadeloupe.
  • The fictional scenario is inspired by the 1976 eruption event and is divided into 3 phases
    • The spontaneous evacuation of Saint Claude
    • The organized evacuation of Saint Claude
    • The eruptive event of la Soufrière and the rescue of survivors
  • Integration of external data (ash, attrition,…)

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Partners

The consortium includes :

  • IPGP (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris ­ Coordinator) France,
  • PRODIG (Pôle de Recherche pour l’Organisation et la Diffusion de l’Information Géographique) France,
  • CNRS, Paris
  • GESTER (Gestion des Sociétés, des Territoires et des Risques, Université de Montpellier)
  • the BRGM (Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières) France
  • MASA Group

Research teams associated as affiliates or collaborators to one of 5 main partners

  • Centre de Recherche Géode Caraïbe ­ EA­929 ­ Université Antilles Guyane
  • Laboratoire de Géographie Physique ­ UMR 8591
  • Université Paris 1 Panthéon­Sorbonne
  • Centre de Recherches Espaces, Sociétés, Cultures (CRESC), Université Paris 13 Nord
  • Université Paris 7 René Diderot
  • Institut National de Recherches Archéologiques Préventives (INRAP)
  • Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1
  • Université de Strasbourg
  • Caisse Centrale de Réassurance
  • Service Médicalisé d’Urgence (SMUR) ­ Centre Hospitalier Général Intercommunal de Basse­Terre ­ Guadeloupe
  • Instituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) Sezione di Pisa, Italie
  • University of Bristol, UK
  • CIHENCE Expertise et solutions environnementales
  • Cambridge Architectural Research LTD (CAR) ­ University of Cambridge
  • School of Public Health, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Risk Management Solutions (RMS), UK centre
  • Service Interministériel de Défense et de Protection Civile, Préfecture de la Région Guadeloupe
  • Service Interministériel de Défense et de Protection Civile, Préfecture de la Région Martinique
  • Etat Major de Zone Antilles, Préfecture de la Région Martinique, Etat major de défense et sécurité civiles,
  • Direction de la sécurité civile (DSC)