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London Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre

Organisation References
 Full Name London Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre
 Country United Kingdom
 Type of organisation Ministry or Agency
 Address VAAC London
Met Office
Fitzroy Road
Exeter EX1 3PB
United Kingdom
 Web Site
 Organisation Description Nine Volcanic Ash Advisory Centres around the world are responsible for advising international aviation of the location and movement of clouds of volcanic ash.

The VAACs are part of an international system set up by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) called the International Airways Volcano Watch (IAVW).

The London VAAC is responsible for monitoring and forecasting the movement of volcanic ash over the United Kingdom, Iceland and the north-eastern part of the North Atlantic Ocean.

Although this is a relatively small area, it covers some of the busiest airways in the world. A volcanic eruption on Iceland can quickly affect a large area of airspace, as strong winds spread the ash downwind from the volcano. Air traffic control organisations need to react quickly to the forecasts issued by the VAAC so that aircraft can be diverted onto alternative safe tracks.

 Number of Projects 2
 Projects SAVAA : Support to Aviation for Volcanic Ash Avoid...
TEMIS : Tropospheric Emission Monitoring Internet ...

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