Mauna Loa 2022 response

Find daily USGS updates here:

Dec 1, 2022-ATTENTION: NASA is supporting single-pass airborne InSAR topography flights using the NASA G-III Jet. The jet will depart California on Tuesday December 6th and make observations through December 10th. Please contact the HSAC for more information about how to get involved.

Hawaii science advisory committee (H-SAC)

The Hawaii Science Advisory Committee (H-SAC) is responsible for communicating between the USGS Hawaii Volcano Observatory (HVO) and the academic community. H-SAC is accepting requests and proposals from academics to work with HVO and/or access the eruption area to collect data.

H-SAC members for the Mauna Loa 202 eruption are:

  • Chair: Kathy Cashman (U of Oregon)
  • Academics:  Bruce Houghton (UH), Christelle Wauthier (Penn State although on sabbatical at HVO), Kari Cooper (UC Davis)
  • USGS: Kendra Lynn (HVO), Hannah Dietterich (AVO), Kyle Anderson (CVO)

Proposals should be submitted by email to and follow the Proposal Guidelines.

Communication and Collaboration

CONVERSE set up a Slack workspace dedicated to the Mauna Loa eruption. Click here to join.

Effort coordination

To view and add to the geographic representation of efforts, such as sensor type and position, sample location, etc, visit the collaborative google map.

Once monitoring and data collection efforts are underway, this space will hold a table identifying who is doing what. Stay tuned!