Travel advisory: Flight disruptions following Icelandic volcano eruption
Earthwatch Institute, Maynard, MA. (April 20, 2010).
The ash cloud resulting from the Icelandic volcano eruption continues to cause major disruption to global air travel.
Earthwatch is currently assessing the implications this may have on volunteers traveling to our upcoming teams from or via various points in Europe. We are monitoring the latest information from NATS as well as the UK Meteorological Office and will continue to communicate updates to volunteers via our website as necessary.
The flight situation is continually changing at a rapid pace, but we are doing our best to stay abreast of the developments and are exploring options with our field-based project staff and volunteers to minimize the impact this event could have on Earthwatch projects worldwide.
Teams will be examined on a rolling basis as we examine how volunteers’ flights are affected and how field staff may be able to accommodate late arrivals and/or smaller teams.
We encourage volunteers to educate themselves about current travel restrictions by consulting International SOS - www.internationalsos.com/en/index.htm - using member log in: 14ACPA000075, and selecting “Security Online” from the drop-down menu.
If you are scheduled to field on an Earthwatch expedition and would like to speak with a volunteer advisor please call 1-800-776-0188 in the US & Canada or +44 (0) 1865 318831 in Europe.