The Vulcano Team is happy to announce that they have met with Dr. Pramuk Unahalekhaka, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Rajamangala Institute of Technology Suvarnabhumi, to sign documents solidifying the first many relationships with universities around the world. Rajamangala Institute of Technology Suvarnabhumi is home to Professor Chanarop Vichalai, a seismic researcher of note. Working in concert with the rest of the Faculty of Engineering at the Rajamangala University of Technology Suvarnabhumi, Professor Vichalai will push forward with the development of low-cost networked seismic sensors specifically designed for the monitoring of volcanic activity. Typically, seismographs currently in use are high-cost and cannot be easily deployed, making monitoring of volcanic sites around the world spotty at best. The Vulcano Team will solve this problem with the help of Professor Vichalai and his team of researchers at the Rajamangala University of Technology Suvarnabhumi.

Jason “BitBender” Brink and Wit “BloodyEwe” Sumathavanit have been in talks with the university since August and have received preliminary proposals for the network which show how it will be created and deployed. The team plans to release the full details of this proposal in the near future so that members of the community can be appraised of the ultimate goals and progress of the Vulcano-sponsored research initiatives as they move forward. Funding for this project was drawn from personal team funds and not from the premine or community funds; this was does to verify that the research pipelines can be established and made to function without the use of the shared community resources.

Keep watching as The Vulcano Team continues to build this network of research institutions from around the world and work to take sustainability to the next level!