Volcanic hazard assessment and risk management depends – among other factors – on both the quantity and quality of the available data and an optimum storage mechanism. This requires the design of purpose-built databases that take into account data format and availability and afford easy data storage and sharing, and will provide for a more complete risk assessment that combines different analyses but avoids any duplication of information.

 VOLCANBOX uses VERDI (Bartolini et al., 2014) to proposed a database architecture  optimal for facilitating hazard assessment and risk management. This database structure facilitates spatial and temporal analysis in the way VOLCANBOX is structured for that purpose. VERDI allows different types of data, including geological, volcanological, meteorological, monitoring and socio-economic information, to be manipulated, organized and managed. VERDI serves as a tool for connecting different kinds of data sources, GIS platforms and modeling applications.