According to news on Rúv. The British government is starting a major research into the ash cloud from Eyjafjallajökull volcano. The size of this research is big and the cost is around 3 million pound. The aim of this research is into how ash cloud behaves, how it spreads and to compare models to reality. This research might also aim to improve satellite detection of ash clouds. But it proved to be not quite reliable in the Eyjafjallajökull volcano eruption that took place in the year 2010.
Icelandic news about this. I have not found any english news about this yet. Use Google translate like when you play the lottery. Hope for the best.
Viðamikil gosrannsókn (Rúv, Icelandic)
News in english about this. Thanks to Erik Klemetti how did point this out.
£530,000 to study Icelandic volcano (Press Release)
New Class of Ceramic Coatings Could Protect Jet Engines from Volcano Ash (Related press relase)
Post updated at 19:49 UTC on 22 April 2011.