On 1 September 2014, the satellite instruments used in SACS started to detect SO2 over Iceland as a result of the on-going fissure eruption at Holuhraun, Bardarbunga system.
Aviation colour code remains orange according to IMO .
Useful links to monitor the activity of the Icelandic volcanoes:
- VAST ESA project
- London VAAC
- Montréal VAAC
- Toulouse VAAC
The Support to Aviation Control Service (SACS) hosted by the Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy aims at supporting the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centers, like Toulouse VAAC and London VAAC.
This is achieved by delivering NEAR REAL-TIME data derived from satellite measurements regarding volcanic emissions by UV-visible (OMI, GOME-2A, GOME-2B) and InfraRed (AIRS, IASI-A, IASI-B) instruments.
In case of volcanic eruptions, notifications from our multi-sensors system are sent out by email to interested parties.
DISCLAIMER: SACS is a free service that provides SO2 notifications
in case of exceptional concentrations detected by satellite instruments.
The usage of the SACS notifications, whether or not these happen to be
"true" or "false" notifications, is entirely in the hands of the Users.
The SACS developers disclaim liability for any kind of use or misuse
of the SACS information, regardless of the application.