WOVOdat - Data on Volcanic Unrest

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Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 13th globally. It is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities. The Earth Observatory in Singapore (EOS) at NTU Singapore is a national science Research Center of Excellence. Its mission is to conduct fundamental research on earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunami and climate change in and around Southeast Asia, toward safer and more sustainable societies.

We seek a qualified research associate/assistant to work with the Volcano Group at EOS in developing WOVOdat project. WOVOdat project is a global database on volcanic unrest aims to understand pre-eruptive processes and improving eruption forecasts (www.wovodat.org). He/She will work closely with WOVOdat team members as well as take part in visits and assists regional partners (volcano observatories). He/she expected to present their research at workshops and international conferences.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Interrogation of datasets from international catalogs, literatures, and volcano observatory
  • Create scripts for data conversion and upload into database, also developing data analytics tools (statistics and Artificial Intelligence)
  • Understand and familiar with programming and scripting in: Python, Java, PhP, Javascript, MySQL database, jQuery
  • Working with and assisting partners in developing WOVOdat platform (MySQL database and tools)
  • Visualization and Analysis of volcano monitoring data (spatial and temporal datasets)

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor / Master degree in Computer Sciences or related fields
  • Relevant skills and experiences in computer programming/scripting (Python, Java, PhP, Javascript, MySQL database, jQuery)
  • Ideally have experience in and familiar with handling volcano monitoring data (spatial and temporal datasets)
  • Ability to perform statistical analysis and Artificial Intelligence
  • Self-driven, able to work independently but also a good team player
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Willing to travel occasionally to other countries, as well as interact with a variety of cultures

Please submit your CV along with cover letter that describes research interests and goals, and names of three referees to eos_humanresources@ntu.edu.sg

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

WOVOdat – An online, growing library of worldwide volcanic unrest
C.G. Newhall, F. Costa, A. Ratdomopurbo, D.Y. Venezky, C. Widiwijayanti, Nang Thin Zar Win, K. Tan, E. Fajiculay In Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, Volume 345, 2017, Pages 184-199, ISSN 0377-0273,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2017.08.003 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0377027317302718


  • WOVOdat is a growing, online database of worldwide volcanic unrest.
  • Users may browse, plot, and download catalogue-level (processed) data.
  • Users may compare unrest through time at single and analogous volcanoes.
  • The value of WOVOdat will depend significantly on its completeness. Please add your data!
  • WOVOdat offers basic apps for data visualization and Boolean searches. Please offer new apps!

WOVOdat organized a one week workshop on "How to Optimize the Use of Volcano Monitoring Database" at Earth Observatory of Singapore - NTU.

Participants: Centre for Volcanological and Geological Hazard Mitigation (CVGHM, Indonesia), Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS, Philippine), Rabaul Volcano Observatory (RVO, Papua New Guinea), and EOS volcano group.


  • Brainstorming and discussion on how WOVOdat system will be used and useful during volcano crisis, for eruption forecasting.
  • Exchange experiences between volcano observatory on using WOVOdat as their monitoring database. PHIVOLCS has been developing data processing automation (SEISAN to WOVOdat, SWARM to WOVOdat, VALVE to WOVOdat), and various operational tools developed in PHIVOLCS and CVGHM localhost.
  • New tools developed by WOVOdat team: installation and operational.
  • Future development and plan of WOVOdat.