Vote for new IAVCEI logo

In 2019 we are celebrating IAVCEI's centennial. We have decided to mark the occasion of our 100th birthday by introducing a new, fresh IAVCEI logo!

Earlier this year we put out a call for you to come up with your best designs, and we thank everyone who submitted a logo design.

There were some great entries! We have now selected a short-list, which we are putting to the vote.

Please have your say on our new-look IAVCEI logo by clicking here to vote before June 30 2019!!

Call for nominations to the IAVCEI EC for the 2019-2023 term

Dear members,

the IAVCEI President (Don Dingwell) has appointed the election committee (term 2019-2023). They are:

Chair: Prof. Setsuya Nakada (Japan)

Prof. Patricia Mothes (Ecuador)
Prof. Hugo Delgado Granados (Mexico)
Prof. Pierfrancesco Dellino (Italy)
Prof. Karoli Nemeth (New Zealand)

The submission of candidatures for renewing of President, two vice-Presidents, 4 counsellors and 1 Early Career Researcher (aged 35 or less at the time of nomination) are now open.

The deadline is January 15, 2019.

International workshop on fostering international cooperation in volcano science

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/>
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uwiseismic  
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  
workshop please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
<mailto:Victoria.Milller@sta.uwi.edu> & This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
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*Network name to be determined following the consultation activities

IUGG 2019 Montreal - IAVCEI Symposia

Dear IAVCEI colleague,

As many of you know from the 8th to the 18th of July, the centennial celebration of IUGG (and IAVCEI) will take place in Montreal in Canada (http://iugg2019montreal.com).

IAVCEI is responsible for a program contribution containing 21 symposia, and other several Union and joint symposia that encompass a wide range of scientific interest. All the information is directly accessible on the IUGG meeting site (http://iugg2019montreal.com/v.html). For your convenience, the IAVCEI session descriptions are also appended below. You can easily found Union and joint symposia on the website.Please note that travel grants deadline is for February 18 2019.

Please make every effort to attend this landmark in the history of the IAVCEI. Your participation will help to support the IAVCEI both scientifically and financially. Do not forget to sign in as IAVCEI member! 

Results of IAVCEI voting for renewing the Exwcutive Committee 2019-2023

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).

Setsuya Nakada
Date: 2 May 2019

Call for nominations for 2019 Walker Awards and Wager Medal

The International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth´s Interior announces a call for nominations for three 2019 Walker Awards and one Wager Medal to be awarded at the Centennial IUGG meeting in Montreal.
Please submit your nominations to the head of the Awards Committee, Prof. Donald B. Dingwell, by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) before the deadline of February 15, 2019.

2019 Annual Workshop of the IASPEI/IAVCEI

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,

The convenors:
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

Online survey concerning volcano science in resource-limited contexts

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.

For more information regarding the proposed network or questions related to the survey, please contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. & This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Latest IAVCEI Newsletter - 1/2019

Dear Colleagues,

We are glad to inform you that the new IAVCEI Newsletter 2019 No. 1 is now available at this link

IAVCEI EC Elections 2019 - Now open

Dear IAVCEI Colleagues,

I gently remind you that elections for positions in the IAVCEI executive committee are open now.

You received an email with login details allowing you to vote on April 1. In case you have not received it, please contact our secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Voting will close on April 30, 2019.
Details of all candidates are available here.
Please do participate in these elections, a strong turnout will maximise the mandate for the Executive Committee going forward.

With kind regards,
Roberto Sulpizio

IAVCEI EC Elections 2019

Report from the Nominating Committee

  • Call for nominations to the IAVCEI EC for the 2019-2023 term was announced on 27 November 2018 in the IAVCEI web site and was sent to all members. All nominations were submitted by the deadline of 15 January 2019.
  • All positions, except ordinary committee members, have one more candidates than the number of seats; so that the Nominating Committee was not necessary to select candidates before voting (Statutes #38).
  • Two candidates are from France, Japan and NZ, respectively. This fulfills “no more than two” from the same country in the Statutes #17 and 39.
  • Candidates for the President are from the member countries of IUGG (Statutes #28).
  • All candidates were nominated and seconded by members from three countries different from the candidate’s country, except for one candidate for the ordinary members (Statutes #30).
  • One current ordinary Executive Committee member (3-rd candidate in the following list) was nominated again as the candidate of the extra (second)-term member, which is allowed in the Statutes #16.
  • Seconders of the 4-th candidate for the ordinary member were not paid members when nominated and could not fulfill the membership until the early February 2019 (Statutes #26 and 27). The result was reported to the current Secretary General and President, and the current Executive Committee decided to second the 4-th candidate (Statutes #31).

IUGG 2019 Montreal - Important dates

Dear members,

The abstract and travel grants deadline for IUGG in Montreal is rapidly approaching. Please, consider to participate in our centennial General Assembly sharing your research with colleagues. 
Do not miss our centennial party (open to all members) on Sunday, 14th of July!
Important dates:

February 18, 2019. Deadline for abstract and travel grant submission. EXTENSION TO MARCH 1st 2019, 15:00 CET

July 12-17, 2019. IAVCEI week at IUGG
July 12, 2019. Special symposium on IAVCEI centennial (entire day)
July 14, 2019. IAVCEI members' assembly with presentation of Wager Medal and GPL Walker Prizes
July 14, 2019. An evening with IAVCEI. Celebrating 100 years of volcanology with food, drink and music
When inscribing to IUGG conference please remember to sign in as IAVCEI member!
See you in Montreal
The IAVCEI Executive Committee

IUGG grant to IAVCEI for cooperation on Geosciences

In commemoration of the IUGG centennial in 2019 IAVCEI has been awarded a grant to facilitate a workshop to be held next year supporting international cooperation in geosciences.
The focus of the workshop is fostering developed-developing country partnerships for the advancement of global volcano science, including the development of best-practice engagement protocols.
These activities are driven under the auspices of the recently established IAVCEI - Developing Nations Network (DNN) which has been established to support scientists working in a resource or technology constrained context.

DNN contact- Victoria Miller This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.