Fostering developed-developing country partnerships for the advancement of global volcano science
Co-convened by The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre and the IAVCEI – Developing Nations Network*
4 - 7 June 2019 at the University of the West Indies, Saint Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
Senior volcano scientists representing 22 countries from around the world will come together at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus (Trinidad) on 4-7 June 2019 to discuss the challenges and opportunities for undertaking volcanology research, monitoring and risk mitigation in a resource-constrained context. The workshop will discuss how volcano science could be advanced as a result of fostering country partnerships through the establishment of a new community-driven network that focuses on supporting volcano scientists from Lower-to Middle-Income Countries (LMIC’s). Feedback from the workshop and the accompanying survey will channel directly into the establishment and the functioning of the network under IAVCEI to ensure that it meets the needs of the community.
We will report on this workshop during the upcoming IUGG General Assembly in Montreal, Canada, during an informal meeting on 15th July 2019 at 3-5 pm, room 523B. Anyone attending IUGG is welcome to join this information session.
The workshop is funded by IAVCEI, IUGG, The University of the West Indies, USAID and Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Updates on the workshop will be available via:
Online: uwiseismic.com <http://uwiseismic.com/>
Twitter: http://twitter.com/uwiseismic <http://twitter.com/uwiseismic
These activities are driven under the auspices of the recently
established IAVCEI - Developing Nations Network* (DNN) which has been
instigated to support scientists working in a resource or technology
constrained context. For more information on the network, survey or
*Network name to be determined following the consultation activities
Statement of the chair of the electoral committee (Prof. S. Nakada)
As the chair of the nominating committee, I ensured that the voting process was undertaken properly in according with the current IAVCEI rules (Statutes 35 and 40).
Date: 2 May 2019
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
2019 Annual Workshop of the IASPEI/IAVCEI
Inter-Association Commission on Volcano Seismology and Acoustics co-sponsored by the European Seismological Commission (ESC) - Working Group on Volcano Seismology
The workshop will be held in
Garachico, Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain) from 27 September to 3 October, 2019
Up-dated information regarding registration and accommodation is now
available on our website
We encourage participants from the volcano-seismology and acoustic community and other disciplines to join us in Tenerife. This year, we will focus on
*"Automated detection, identification and classification of volcanic signals"*
however, we will also discuss the wider volcanological context, hence all volcanologists with an interdisciplinary interest are most welcome.
This will be also the kick-off meeting of a new initiative of the IAVCEI/IASPEI Commission, led by Corentin Caudron (France), Benoit Taisne (Singapore) and Jurgen Neuberg (UK), to investigate new ways to process volcanic monitoring signals in an automated way, employing concepts of machine learning.
Looking forward to seeing you in Garachico,
Maria José Blanco Sanchez, Instituto Geográfico Nacional,Tenerife
Stavros Meletlidis, Instituto Geográfico Nacional, Tenerife
Roberto Carniel, University of Udine, Udine, Italy
Jurgen Neuberg, Leeds University, Leeds, UK
Do you identify as a volcano scientist working in a resource-limited context? If so, we would kindly like to invite you to take part in our online survey which can be accessed:
Feedback from this survey will channel directly into the establishment and the functioning of a new community-driven network that is being formed under IAVCEI, and which has the aim to facilitate and enhance the active integration of volcano scientists working in resource-constrained contexts (i.e. mainly within Low- to Middle- Income Countries) into the global volcanological community. The facilitation of respectful partnerships between scientists in different countries will promote both the creation and sharing of information, knowledge and tools in a sustainable way to bridge the gap in these data-sparse regions.
We would like to hear from as many volcano scientists worldwide as possible, including academic researchers, operational staff at volcano observatories or geoscience institutes, risk managers, staff at mapping agencies, etc. Therefore, please do forward the link to the survey within your networks. The survey will remain open until 17th May 2019.