IAVCEI Submarine Volcanism Commission Newsletter October 2023
Plenty coming up before the end of the year!
The registration for our 2023 ECR Research Symposium is now open! Remember this is open to all to attend, and we encourage you to support our ECR community. Details below.
We also include information for our upcoming webinar (October 11th) and encourage you to submit abstracts to our Cities on Volcanoes 12 session for February in Guatemala.
We want to welcome anyone with interests or ties to submarine volcanism as part of our IAVCEI community, so please share this newsletter with your peers, colleagues and students.
Anyone wishing to join the commission, or for any other inquiries can email us at email@example.com
ECR Research and Networking Symposium
Our second annual research and networking symposium for early career researchers will be held virtually November 15/16. This is an excellent opportunity for ECRs interested across aqueous volcanism & related fields to present their work and network with peers!
While this event is an opportunity for ECRs to showcase their work, those of all career stages are welcome and encouraged to attend! There will be talks and networking opportunities across multiple time zones to ensure all can attend. Please share with your community!
Last year we hosted over 60 people during two sessions to see 21 fantastic ECR presentations, with attendees from 22 countries, 6 continents, and with a 79% ECR turnout. Let’s get those numbers even higher this year!
COV12 session (410) on marine volcanism
Abstract deadline – October 11th
Shallow submarine and marine-emergent volcanism: Marine tephra, physical processes, risks, response, and monitoring
For the Cities on Volcanoes 12 conference, 11-17 February, 2024 – Antigua, Guatemala
Accepts abstracts: Yes
Types of contributions: oral presentations and posters
Conveners: Steffen Kutterolf, Samuel J. Mitchell, Kristen Fauria, Ralf Gertisser, Hélène LeMével, Tushar Mittal, Paraskevi Nomikou, Ally Peccia, Andrea Verolino
The seas around subduction zones and/or volcanic islands collect large volumes of eruption-generated material in form of marine ash layers and basin-filling mass flow deposits from shallow submarine and emergent explosive volcanism, presenting an ongoing hazard for populated regions in many parts of the world. The controlling factors of this volcanism encompass both internal (petrogenetic)and external (tectonics, climate), mechanisms and their interplay, which is often poorly understood.
Submarine volcanic deposits record eruption, transport and depositional processes, allow reconstruction of volcanic provenance, and high-resolution eruptive time series and description of associated petrogenetic processes and eruption triggers. In addition to the physical eruption controls, the impacts from marine eruptions may cross oceans and international borders. Such events can be disastrous to small island nations and coastal communities where critical infrastructure, access, communication, and aid can be severely disrupted. These multi-hazard eruptions present complex geopolitical scenarios regarding monitoring, hazard preparation, risk, and subsequent response.
In this session, we welcome abstracts addressing: 1) research on modern and ancient marine volcanic deposits and their temporal link to tectonic processes and sea level variation, 2) petrologic studies of magmatic processes over time, 3) advances in monitoring of hazardous marine systems, 4) improving preparation and mitigating risk for vulnerable coastal and island communities, and 5) effective and efficient response during impactful eruptions.
We encourage multidisciplinary abstracts that combine academic research from marine exploration (submersible, seismic, coring, and/or drilling campaigns), emergency management, first responders, and civil authorities. The session invites contributions from recent field-based studies of the Hellenic arc, linked to IODP Expedition 398, as well as other observational, laboratory and theoretical studies of other volcanic systems, and contributions on related volcanic hazards and risk mitigation.