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MVO gets new director, Roderick Stewart replaces Dr. Cole

ColeA release dated December 20, 2012, from the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) announced Mr. Roderick Stewart has been appointed as Director, effective 21 December 2012.

According to the release, “Mr. Stewart has a diverse background in volcanology, having worked in Papua New Guinea and Japan prior to the start of his work on Soufrière Hills Volcano in 1996. For the past five years, he has worked at the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (SRC) in Trinidad as a Volcano‐Seismologist. While at SRC, Mr. Stewart has gained extensive experience working on volcanoes of the Eastern Caribbean. Since the start of the SRC management of MVO in 2009, he has frequently returned to Montserrat to serve as Acting Director.

Meanwhile the release advises that the MVO, ‘extends warm wishes and sincere gratitude to our outgoing Director, Dr. Paul Cole, for a job well done.”

Dr. Cole served at the MVO for three years. He is expected to take up a new post as a lecturer in geohazards at Plymouth University in the United Kingdom.

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ColeA release dated December 20, 2012, from the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) announced Mr. Roderick Stewart has been appointed as Director, effective 21 December 2012.

According to the release, “Mr. Stewart has a diverse background in volcanology, having worked in Papua New Guinea and Japan prior to the start of his work on Soufrière Hills Volcano in 1996. For the past five years, he has worked at the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (SRC) in Trinidad as a Volcano‐Seismologist. While at SRC, Mr. Stewart has gained extensive experience working on volcanoes of the Eastern Caribbean. Since the start of the SRC management of MVO in 2009, he has frequently returned to Montserrat to serve as Acting Director.

Meanwhile the release advises that the MVO, ‘extends warm wishes and sincere gratitude to our outgoing Director, Dr. Paul Cole, for a job well done.”

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Dr. Cole served at the MVO for three years. He is expected to take up a new post as a lecturer in geohazards at Plymouth University in the United Kingdom.