The Volcano Tectonics (VTEC) laboratory is a workplace in the National Institute of Geological Sciences where faculty and students conduct theoretical and experimental research on the reciprocal influence of volcanoes and their basement. Over the years, it has evolved into a research laboratory where its members help in disaster work either to volunteer in search and rescue, conduct forensic analysis or carry out basic research on the hazard event. Scientists from the VTEC laboratory apply the knowledge gained from their earlier research projects. They leverage on scientiific tools such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, computational fluid dynamics and aerial photogrammetry to study disaster events such as the Guinsaugon landslide, 2006 Mayon lahars, and floods in Iloilo, Mindoro, Cagayan de Oro and Metro Manila.

 

Head:  Alfredo Mahar Francisco Lagmay, Ph.D.