The next Cities on Volcanoes 10 (CoV10) Conference will be held on 2 – 7 September in the city of Napoli, Italy.

The title of CoV 10 is “Millennia of Stratification between Human Life and Volcanoes: strategies for coexistence and intends to focus the attention of the Conference on the inherent resilience of human societies to volcanic risk, as millennia of coexistence with volcanoes prove that volcanic environments are fundamentally perceived as resources. …


Call for nominations for hosting Cities on Volcanoes 11 Conference in 2020
*Please note the deadline for nominations has been extended to 24 May*

Key deadlines:
24 May 2018 5pm GMT - Deadline for nominations for hosting CoV11 in 2020
6 July 2018 5pm GMT - Deadline for written proposals for hosting CoV11 in 2020
To have a proposal considered, a nomination must have been received by 24 May 2018 
Proposals are to be emailed to the 'Commission Leader' at drie…


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About the Group

Public Description

The Cities and Volcanoes Commission aims to provide a linkage between the volcanology community and emergency managers, to serve as a conduit for exchange of ideas and experience between "volcano cities", and promote multi-disciplinary applied research, involving the collaboration of physical and social scientists and city officials.

To see details about CaV core activities go to:

The commission facilitates the selection of Cities on Volcanoes Conference venues and provides advocacy and advice where needed to the planning and running of these conferences.


The commission supports the activities of the Volcanic Ash Impacts Working Group, including its five main themes:

Theme 1: More Effective Ash Fall Warning Messages.
Theme 2: Protocols for Ash Fall Data Collection and Analysis
Theme 3: Checklist of Topics & Indicators to Collect Impact Data Following Eruptions
Theme 4: Ash Impacts Loss-damage Functions for Risk Calculations
Theme 5: Improve International Ash Fall Impact Data and Image Repository

The commission has developed a relationship with the Springer Journal of Applied Volcanology and maintains a scope that is complementary to the Bulletin of Volcanology

Leader: Carolyn Driedger

Executive: Thomas Wilson, Graham Leonard, Natalia Deligne, Gustavo Villarosa

Secretary: Carina Fearnley