UWI-SRC Featured in UWI TODAY-August Issue

The UWI St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago. Tuesday, August 8, 2023- Since its founding as the Volcanological Research Department in 1953 – and subsequent restructurings to Seismic Research Unit in the 1960s and The UWI Seismic Research Centre (SRC) in 2008 – SRC has been on a mission to provide services which protect Caribbean lives and livelihoods from the hazards associated with earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis.

As such, its long history of monitoring and studying the Caribbean’s geological activities have become intertwined with significant events like the 1995 eruption of Montserrat’s Soufrière Hills volcano, eruptions of Grenada’s Kick ‘em Jenny submarine volcano, and eruptions of St Vincent’s La Soufrière, including the most recent one in 2020/2021. As the SRC commemorates its 70th anniversary this year, UWI TODAY spoke with current Director Dr Erouscilla Joseph, and former Directors Professor Richard Robertson (2004-2008/2013-2019), Dr Joan Latchman (2011-2013), and Lloyd Lynch (1991-1994). To read the full article click here.