Exercise VOLCEUR 08

The post exercise report on this exercise, held in 2008, which had a scenario similar to the recent Icelandic volcano eruption, shows an exercise of very limited scope. In the words of the Economist, its main achievement was was to show that the situation was “entirely foreseeable”. Reminds me of Exercise Pam. VOLCEUR 08 was…

A discrepancy in simulation

The recent airline chaos may have been excerbated by reliance on a faulty simulation, according to press reports According to the Daiy Mail, the ban on flights over the UK was imposed by NATS on the basis of advice from the Met Office, which has “eight scientists in the Met Offices London Volcano Ash Advisory…