The Atlas of Merapi is the first atlas focusing entirely on an active volcano. Designed by the LGP (Laboratory of Physical Geography) and the Center of Volcanology and Geological Hazards Mitigation in Bandung (Indonesia), it does not focus exclusively on the geology, or the volcanic hazards and the monitoring of the volcano.
Yet it covers a much wider spectrum in order to assess the actual volcanic risk. Therefore, it encompasses original sections on resources, vulnerabilities, and capacities in addition to the more conventional sections dedicated to Earth Science. The maps of this atlas are mainly based on field data compiled during a 5-years long field campaign (2009 -2013) in the framework of two scientific projects: the MIA VITA project financed by the European Commission, and the SEDIMER Project funded by the AXA Research Fund. The Atlas of Merapi has also received support from the LabEx DynamiTe.
In addition to the hard copy version of the atlas, a digital version is available online in PDF format. New eruptions at Merapi will require frequent updating of this atlas.
For this reason, the plates of the atlas should not be viewed as fixed. The online version will be updated as new information comes to light, or in case of a new eruption. In addition, existing plates will be enhanced, and new plates will be progressively added (new contributions are welcome). In the long term, the atlas will become the reference work tool on the physical and human geography of Merapi in particular, and volcanoes in general.