The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has received the results of recent slope vulnerability assessments on the smaller sister islands. These assessments have been undertaken by Dr. James Joyce, Geology Professor from the University of Puerto Rico, over the past 3 years. These studies and their associated data will extend the coverage of geology and slope vulnerability maps for the Territory, allowing DDM to provide more specific recommendations to persons wishing to develop on slopes in these islands. This new data will be incorporated into future Hazard Vulnerability Assessment reports. In 2011, similar studies were completed for Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Jost van Dyke.
DDM has currently received engineering geology/slope vulnerability data for Cooper Island, Norman Island and Peter Island and expect to receive data for other islands including Mosquito Island, Necker Island, Great Camanoe, Guana Island and Scrub Island later this year.