There are many benefits to being a member of IAVCEI because volcanology is a truly international and inter-disciplinary research field, and IAVCEI is the only international learned society or association for volcanology. It is a great vehicle for networking internationally with colleagues who have related interests, or if you are a research student or early career researcher, for beginning to develop your scientific network, and your international profile as a research scientist in one of the many volcanological disciplines.
Secondly, IAVCEI Scientific Assemblies, General Assemblies and Cities on Volcanoes conferences, and the workshops of its Research Commissions and Working Groups are truly international, attended by leading research scientists from all over the world. They are held at different international locations each time, always in proximity to important volcanic provinces. This allows members to participate in major conferences at fantastic locations all over the world, enjoying a great diversity of cutting edge research symposia and workshops by the world’s leading scientists, but also to visit the nearby volcanic provinces and benefit from those field experiences.
IAVCEI MEMBERS will receive all the below benefits:
- Receive a discounted personal annual subscription rate for Bulletin of Volcanology, the official journal of IAVCEI
- Receive information about all IAVCEI activities regularly, conference circulars and registration forms
- Have their name and address added to the membership list and IAVCEI home page
- Have voting rights for elections and changes to IAVCEI Statutes and By-Laws (as long as their country is a member of IUGG, as required by IUGG regulations)
- Be able to join any of the research commissions that operate through IAVCEI with specific research themes, and participate in their activities
- Receive the four issues of the IAVCEI Newsletter per year, with all the latest volcanological news and information about meetings, workshops, and opportunities.
- Be able to apply for conference grants to attend the various IAVCEI conferences and workshops. (This will only be available to IAVCEI members)
- Receive a significant discount on registration fees for all IAVCEI conferences and workshops
- Receive discounts on the costs of all IAVCEI co-sponsored publications
- Their status as members will be acknowledged on the IAVCEI website
IAVCEI members will be able to apply for seed money from IAVCEI to organize a meeting or workshop, on behalf of commissions, working groups or other focus groups.
In circumstances where focus groups that are not existing commissions or working groups, would like to organize a once-only meeting or workshop, and would like to apply for IAVCEI seed money, the leaders at least should first become IAVCEI members, and if possible, seek involvement of one or more members in submitting their proposal to IAVCEI.