myVolcano is a crowd-sourcing app that enables you to share your photographs and descriptions of volcanic hazards, as well as collecting samples and measurements of volcanic ash fall, helping scientists to gather vital new information about volcanic eruptions.

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myVolcano has been made possible through collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution’s Global Volcanism Program.

Smithsonian Institution’s Global Volcanism Program

Volcanoes of the World

Discover and learn about the volcanoes of the world using the latest data from the Smithsonian Institution’s Global Volcanism Program. View high-resolution aerial imagery to get a new perspective on worldwide volcanoes.

Volcanoes of the world


Contribute to our active community and directly interact with BGS scientists. Keep up to date as new observations are recorded and made available on the myVolcano world map.

myVolcano community

Citizen Science

Using your device, capture a range of information about the observed volcanic hazards at your location. You can include photographs, descriptions and even make accurate measurements through our guided submission form.

myVolcano citizen science

myVolcano Web GIS

Observations map

Access myVolcano's crowdsourced submissions from the web and learn more about where ash observations have been made. You can also browse or download myVolcano's crowdsourced submissions.

Keep in touch

Join the growing conversation with our App Developer Network and myVolcano Twitter feed.

Terms and conditions

By uploading and depositing photos or materials, you, as depositor, do so on the understanding they may be used/re-used by others.

By depositing photos and materials you take full responsibility:

  1. to ensure that they are owned by you (or you have permission to do so); and
  2. understand that liability regarding their use/re-use may lie with you as depositor.

If there are doubts about ownership, check first before making a deposit on BGS citizen science sites.

BGS Citizen Science operates under the code of a:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License
Creative Commons License


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