Montserrat Volcano Observatory

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Montserrat Volcano Observatory
2007 view of the Soufrière Hills volcano
2009 satellite view of the island of Montserrat from the northeast looking southwest, showing an ash and steam plume from the Soufrière Hills volcano

The Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) is a volcano observatory which is located on the Caribbean island of Montserrat, where the Soufrière Hills volcano (SHV) has been actively erupting since 1995.

The MVO staff describe their activities as working to reduce the impact of volcanic activity by monitoring, researching, educating, and advising.[1]

The MVO building is situated in the village of Flemmings, in the parish of St. Peter, in the northern part of the island.

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