IAVCEI Commissions

IAVCEI Commissions List

 CHEMISTRY OF THE EARTH

Commission on the Chemistry of Volcanic Gases

 

Co-Leaders:

Franco Tassi

ITALY

 

 

Santiago Arellago

SWEDEN

 

Secretary:

Silvana Hidalgo

ECUADOR

 

Webmaster:

Artur Ionescu

ROMANIA

 

Social media:

Lizzette Rodriguez

PORTO RICO

   

Maria Clara Lamberti

ARGENTINA

  

Commission on Volcanic Lakes

 

Leader:

Dimitry Rouwet

ITALY

 

 

Bruce Christenson

NEW ZEALAND 

  

Commission on Volcano Geology

 

Co-Leaders:

Joan Marti

SPAIN

 

 

Gianluca Groppelli

ITALY

  

Commission on Geochemistry

 

Leaders:

B Andrews

USA

   

P Ruprecht

USA

 

IASPEI/IAVCEI Joint Commission on Physics and Chemistry of Earth Materials

 

Co-Leaders:

I Jackson

AUSTRALIA

   

A Pommier

USA

   

J Chen

USA

 

  VOLCANIC PROVINCES AND PROCESSES

Commission on Collapse Calderas

 

Co-Leaders:

Guido Giordano

ITALY

 

 

Darren Gravley

NEW ZEALAND

 

Commission on Explosive Volcanism

 

Co-Leaders:

Daniele Andronico

ITALY

 

 

Mattia de' Michieli Vitturi

ITALY

  

Commission on Large Igneous Provinces

 

Chair:

Richard E. Ernst

CANADA

 

Vice Chairs:

Ingrid Ukstins Peate

USA

 

 

Mike Widdowson

UK

   

Simon Jowitt

AUSTRALIA


 Commission on Monogenetic Volcanism

 

 

Coordinators:

Ben van Wyk de Vries

FRANCE

 

 

Marie-Noelle Guilbaud

MEXICO

 

 

Jiaqi Liu

CHINA

  

Commission on Submarine Volcanism

 

 

Co-Leaders:

Rebecca Carey

AUSTRALIA

 

   

Michael Perfit

USA

 
   

Steffen Kutterolf

GERMANY

 

 

Commission on Volcanogenic Sediments

 

Co-Leaders:

Eric Breard

USA

 

 

Gabor Kereszturi

NEW ZEALAND

 

Commission on Volcano Geoheritage and Protected Volcanic Landscapes (VGPL)

 

Co-Leaders:

Tom Casadevall

USA

 

 

Joan Marti

SPAIN

   

Karoly Nemeth

NEW ZEALAND

 

 MITIGATION OF VOLCANIC DISASTERS 

Commission on Volcanic Hazards and Risk

 

Leader:

H. Wright

USA

 

 Deputy:

S. Takarada

JAPAN

  

Commission on Statistics in Volcanology

 

Co-Leaders:

Patrick Whelley

USA

   

Christina Magill

AUSTRALIA

 

Commission on Tephra Hazard Modelling

 

Co-Leaders:

Marco Pistolesi

ITALY

 

 

Sara Barsotti

ICELAND

   

Alexa Van Eaton

USA

 

Commission on Cities and Volcanoes

 

Leader:

Carolyne Driedger

USA

 

Co-Leaders:

Carina Fearnley

UK

   

Graham Leonard

NEW ZEALAND

 

World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO)

 

Co-Chairs:

Armando Saballos

NICARAGUA

 

 

Gill Jolly

NEW ZEALAND

 

The International Volcanic Health Hazard Network (IVHHN)

 

Leader:

Claire Horwell

UK

    Carol Stewart NEW ZEALAND
       
    David Bamby USA

  

 VOLCANO GEOPHYSICS AND REMOTE SENSING

  Commission on Remote Sensing

 

Chair:

Fred Prata

NORWAY

 

Secretary:

Simon Carn

USA

 

Commission on Volcano Geodesy

 

Co-Leaders:

Emily Montgomery-Brown

USA

 

 

Alessandro Bonforte

ITALY

   

Josè Fernandez

SPAIN

  

IAGA/IASPEI/IAVCEI Working Group on Electromagnetic Studies of Earthquakes and Volcanoes (EMSEV)

 

Chair:

Jacques Zlotnicki

FRANCE

 

Vice-Chair:

Malcolm J.S. Johnston

USA

 

Secretary:

Toshiyasu Nagao

JAPAN

 

IAVCEI Liaison:

Takeshi Hashimoto

JAPAN

 

IASPEI/IAVCEI Joint Commission on Volcano Seismology & Acoustics

 

Co-Leaders:

Jürgen Neuberg

UK

   

Jeffrey B. Johnson

USA

   

David Fee

USA

 

IAVCEI/IACS Commission on Volcano-Ice Interaction

 

Co-Leaders:

Christopher Hamilton

USA

 

 

Hugo Delgado Granados

MEXICO

 

 

Thor Thordarson

ICELAND

 

 IAPSO/IASPEI/IAVCEI Joint Tsunami Commission

 

 

Chair:

Vasily V. Titov

USA

 

Vice-chairs:

Fumihiko Imamura

JAPAN

 

 

Ahmet Yalciner

TURKEY

 

Secretary:

Phil Cummins

AUSTRALIA

 

IAVCEI Representative:

Yuichi Nishimura

JAPAN

 

IASPEI /IAVCEI /IAPSO International Heat Flow Commission

 

Chair:

Massimo Verdoya

ITALY

 

Vice-Chairs:

Sukanta Roy

INDIA 

 

Secretary:

Andrea Forster

GERMANY

IAVCEI Commission Guidelines and Liaison Committees

Commission Guidelines (As published in IAVCEI News 2013 No. 1 Page 12 )

The Executive Committee expects that commissions will adhere to the following guidelines, as appropriate: 

  •  Each commission should have an active leader or chair (point of contact) and board of officers (for instance, ex-officio chair, vice-chair, secretary). 
  •  Leader and board of officers should be elected every 4 years (or every 2 years if desired), within commission. 
  •  Report activities to IAVCEI Vice-Presidents and your Liaison Committee every year (briefly), with a full report to be delivered to the VPs (and Executive Committee) every 4 years. If a commission receives IAVCEI funding for an activity then a report to the EC must be made one month after the end of the activity. 
  •  The election of new office bearers for all commissions and presentation of final reports by the outgoing executives of all commissions should take place at a business meeting for each commission during IAVCEI Scientific Assemblies for commissions electing a board every 4 years, or at these meetings and at IUGG General Assemblies for those commissions electing board every 2 years. 
  •  Leader and board of officers should promote advances in volcanology by coordinating the affiliated members and boosting the organization of working groups to study specific topics, or by some other mechanism. 
  •  Leader and board of officers should promote the participation of young scientists in the activities of the commission and as board officers. 
  •  Leader and board of officers should promote collaboration with other commissions via LCs. 
  •  Organize a workshop or meeting (or equivalent activity) at least once every 4 years. 
  •  Organize (or co-organize) symposia and workshops that contribute to IAVCEI/IUGG General and Scientific Assemblies. 
  •  Promote and enhance the participation of their members in the IUGG General Assemblies. 
  •  Keep a website that clearly acknowledges IAVCEI affiliation, and that includes an updated (at least once a year) register of members. Website shall be hosted, or have a webpage and link, on the IAVCEI VHub site. 
  •  Use the above register of commission members to communicate with them at least once per year via an e-newsletter about commission activities and forthcoming commission workshops and programs at IAVCEI conferences. 
  •  Ensure that commission members are IAVCEI members. 

 

Liaison Committee Roles and Guidelines 

  • Each liaison committee represents a group of commissions with overlapping interests. These are outlined on the table below. 
  • The role of liaison committees is to facilitate communication between related commissions about each other’s activities and, where relevant, encourage and coordinate joint activities. 
  • Each commission within a liaison committee should provide a member to serve on the LC on a rotational basis. Desirably, the ex-officio commission chair/leader could be a candidate for the LC. 
  • Members decided by the boards of each commission would form the liaison committee. For example: the Chemistry of the Earth Liaison Committee; one person from Commission on Volcanic Gases, Volcanic Lakes, and Arc Magmatism, would initially constitute the liaison committee. They can be replaced every 2 years at the discretion of the commission board or remain for the term of four years. 
  • Liaison committees will keep up a list of activities (on the IAVCEI Website) proposed by their member commissions accurate to at least 1 year ahead. 
  • Liaison committees can promote new commissions and/or working groups, and explore strengths and weaknesses within the group of commissions. 
  • Liaison Committees will collect the annual and quadrennial reports of their member commissions and interact with the VPs on the progress of commissions and LCs. 
  • Liaison committees will promote the largest participation possible of members from their groups, and organizing the most relevant and pertinent sessions, symposia, and workshops during the IUGG Scientific Assemblies.