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.  At the same time, building and…

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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 driedger@usgs.gov, and…

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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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and Cc'd. to the ‘Secretary’ at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please make sure you have received an acknowledgement email of your nomination and of your later proposal.
 
Background: 
To date there have been nine “Cities on Volcanoes” conferences. The purpose of these conferences is to bring together volcanologists, city authorities, sociologists, psychologists, emergency managers, economists and city planners to evaluate volcanic crises preparedness and management in cities and densely populated areas. 
 
Previous conferences: 
In 1995 the “Volcanoes in Towns” meeting was held in Rome, Italy. From that developed the first “Cities on Volcanoes”, held in June-July 1998 in Rome and Naples, Italy with over 100 people attending. This was followed by the second in February 2001 in Auckland, New Zealand; the third in in July 2003 in Hilo, USA; the fourth in in January 2006 in Quito, Ecuador; the fifth in in November 2007 in Shimabara, Japan; the sixth in May 2010 in Tenerife, Spain; the seventh in November 2012 in Colima, Mexico; eighth in September 2014 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The ninth in November 2016 in Puerto Varas, Chile, and the tenth is planned for September 2-7, 2018 in Naples, Italy. 
 
Requirements:
  • CoV conferences are required to have a core focus on the links between volcanoes and society - especially cities. Community and disaster/emergency management participants are to be actively encouraged to participate and supported where possible.
  • “Cities on Volcanoes” conferences are to be evenly spaced between the IAVCEI General Assembly and IUGG meetings; they will continue to be held approximately every two years late in the year.
  • Venues for “Cities on Volcanoes” conferences will change for each successive meeting.
  • The venue for the 11th “Cities on Volcanoes” conference to be held in 2020 will be selected by the Executive Committee of the IAVCEI Cities and Volcanoes Commission.
Brief nominations for hosting this meeting will close on 24 May 2018, 5pm GMT
Formal written proposals arising from these nominations are to be submitted by 6 July 2018 5pm GMT and must outline briefly:
  • Dates
  • Venue for conference
  • Locality (e.g. volcano characteristics, activity, exposed population, vulnerability, etc.)
  • Transport and accommodation options for international attendees
  • Strategy to focus on cities and on volcanic risk mitigation
  • Session / programme ideas (e.g. session topics, plenary speakers, field trips)
  • Arrangements for logistics and handling of these by the host country
  • Potential sponsorship
  • Preliminary estimates of the registration fees (including reduced fees for students, and potential reduced fees for emergency and disaster managers / practitioners, and local community members). 
The Commission Executive Committee will consider the proposals and may seek further details from the applicants. 
The venue will be decided by a formal vote of the Executive Committee.
The Commission will announce the next venue on 7 September 2018 at the Cities on Volcanoes 10 conference.
The Commission will assist the hosting country where possible but organisational and financial responsibility rests with the hosts. Please note that the winning proponents have to agree the financial plan and administrative organization with IAVCEI.
 
Important dates (all deadlines are 5pm GMT, Friday):
5 January 2018           Formal call for nominations for hosting CoV11   
24 May 2018               Deadline for nominations for hosting CoV11
6 July 2018                 Deadline for written proposals for hosting CoV11
20 July 2018               Deadline for further information requests by Commission
3 August 2018            Deadline for further information submissions
2-7 Sept 2018             Meeting of the executive committee of the Cities and Volcanoes Commission to decide venue of CoV11
7 Sept 2018                Venue for CoV11 announced

 
Kind regards,
The Cities and Volcanoes Commission Team

Leader: Carolyn Driedger
Executive: Thomas Wilson, Graham Leonard, Natalia Deligne, Gustavo Villarosa
Secretary: Carina Fearnley
Website: https://vhub.org/groups/cav

Call for nominations for hosting Cities on Volcanoes 11 Conference in 2020

 

Key deadlines:

4 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 4 May 2018 

Proposals are to be emailed to the 'Commission Leader' at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and Cc'd. to the ‘Secretary’ at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please make sure you have received an acknowledgement email of your nomination and of your later proposal.

Background: 

To date there have been nine “Cities on Volcanoes” conferences. The purpose of these conferences is to bring together volcanologists, city authorities, sociologists, psychologists, emergency managers, economists and city planners to evaluate volcanic crises preparedness and management in cities and densely populated areas. 

Previous conferences: 

In 1995 the “Volcanoes in Towns” meeting was held in Rome, Italy. From that developed the first “Cities on Volcanoes”, held in June-July 1998 in Rome and Naples, Italy with over 100 people attending. This was followed by the second in February 2001 in Auckland, New Zealand; the third in in July 2003 in Hilo, USA; the fourth in in January 2006 in Quito, Ecuador; the fifth in in November 2007 in Shimabara, Japan; the sixth in May 2010 in Tenerife, Spain; the seventh in November 2012 in Colima, Mexico; eighth in September 2014 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The ninth in November 2016 in Puerto Varas, Chile, and the tenth is planned for September 2-7, 2018 in Naples, Italy. 

Requirements:

  • CoV conferences are required to have a core focus on the links between volcanoes and society - especially cities. Community and disaster/emergency management participants are to be actively encouraged to participate and supported where possible.
  • “Cities on Volcanoes” conferences are to be evenly spaced between the IAVCEI General Assembly and IUGG meetings; they will continue to be held approximately every two years late in the year.
  • Venues for “Cities on Volcanoes” conferences will change for each successive meeting.
  • The venue for the 11th “Cities on Volcanoes” conference to be held in 2020 will be selected by the Executive Committee of the IAVCEI Cities and Volcanoes Commission.

Brief nominations for hosting this meeting will close on 4 May 2018, 5pm GMT

Formal written proposals arising from these nominations are to be submitted by 6 July 2018 5pm GMT and must outline briefly:

  • Dates
  • Venue for conference
  • Locality (e.g. volcano characteristics, activity, exposed population, vulnerability, etc.)
  • Transport and accommodation options for international attendees
  • Strategy to focus on cities and on volcanic risk mitigation
  • Session / programme ideas (e.g. session topics, plenary speakers, field trips)
  • Arrangements for logistics and handling of these by the host country
  • Potential sponsorship
  • Preliminary estimates of the registration fees (including reduced fees for students, and potential reduced fees for emergency and disaster managers / practitioners, and local community members). 

 

The Commission Executive Committee will consider the proposals and may seek further details from the applicants. 

The venue will be decided by a formal vote of the Executive Committee.

The Commission will announce the next venue on 7 September 2018 at the Cities on Volcanoes 10 conference.

The Commission will assist the hosting country where possible but organisational and financial responsibility rests with the hosts. Please note that the winning proponents have to agree the financial plan and administrative organization with IAVCEI.

Important dates (all deadlines are 5pm GMT, Friday):

 

5 January 2018           Formal call for nominations for hosting CoV11   

4 May 2018                 Deadline for nominations for hosting CoV11

6 July 2018                 Deadline for written proposals for hosting CoV11

20 July 2018               Deadline for further information requests by Commission

3 August 2018            Deadline for further information submissions

2-7 Sept 2018             Meeting of the executive committee of the Cities and Volcanoes Commission to decide venue of CoV11

7 Sept 2018                Venue for CoV11 announced

 

 

 

Kind regards,

The Cities and Volcanoes Commission Team

 

Leader: Carolyn Driedger
Executive: Thomas Wilson, Graham Leonard, Natalia Deligne, Gustavo Villarosa
Secretary: Carina Fearnley

Website: https://vhub.org/groups/cav

 

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.  At the same time, building and strengthening this resilience in modern and complex societies exposed to volcanic risk, especially on volcanoes with long periods of dormancy where risk is poorly perceived, is a great challenge.

On the new Web Site www.citiesonvolcanoes10.com you will find the COV 10 First Circular, which contains the main useful information on the scientific and logistic aspects of the Conference. The Call for Sessions and Workshops/Courses is already active and the deadline for the submission is 30 October 2017.

The next CoV is to take place 20 years after that first meeting, and we believe that this will be an ideal occasion to gather the entire international community again in Napoli to review what has been the cultural impact of 20 years of activity of Cities on Volcanoes events in bridging Science and Society, and to work together to outline future developments.

We invite you to participate at the 10th edition of Cities on Volcanoes and hope to see you in Napoli.

The Cities and Volcanoes Commission of IAVCEI is now hosted here at V-HUB

Nominations for CoV10

Call for nominations for hosting CoV10 in 2018

EXTENDED: 31 July 2016 - Deadline for nominations for hosting CoV10 in 2018

EXTENDED: 15 September 2016 - Deadline for written proposals for hosting CoV10 in 2018
To have a proposal considered, a nomination must have been received by 30 July 2016 (EXTENDED)

Email proposals to the 'Commission Leader' at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Background: To date there have been eight “Cities on Volcanoes” meetings. The purpose of these meetings is to bring together volcanologists, city authorities, sociologists, psychologists, emergency managers, economists and city planners to evaluate volcanic crises preparedness and management in cities and densely populated areas.

In 1995 the “Volcanoes in Towns” meeting was held in Rome, Italy. From that developed the first “Cities on Volcanoes”, held in June-July 1998 in Rome and Naples, Italy with over 100 people attending. This was followed by the second in February 2001 in Auckland, New Zealand; the third in Hilo, USA in July 2003; the fourth in Quito, Ecuador in January 2006; the fifth in Shimabara, Japan in November 2007; the sixth in May 2010 in Tenerife, Spain; the seventh in Colima, Mexico, November 2012; and the most recent 9-13 September 2014, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The ninth is planned for Puerto Varas, Chile November 20-25, 2016.

Future Planning:

• CoV meetings are required to have a core focus on the links between volcanoes and society - especially cities. Community and disaster/emergency management participants are to be actively encouraged to participate and supported where possible.

• Future “Cities on Volcanoes” meetings will be evenly spaced between the IAVCEI General Assembly and IUGG meetings; they will continue to be held approximately every two years late in the year. • Venues for “Cities on Volcanoes” meetings will change for each successive meeting

• The venue for the ninth “Cities on Volcanoes” meeting to be held in 2018 will be selected by a Committee of the Cities and Volcanoes Commission.

• Brief nominations for hosting this meeting will close on 15 June 2016.

• Formal written proposals arising from these nominations are to be submitted by 15 August 2016 and must outline briefly:

o dates 
o venue for conference 
o locality (e.g. volcano characteristics, activity, exposed population, vulnerability, etc.) 
o transport options for international attendees 
o strategy to focus on cities and on volcanic risk mitigation
o session/programme ideas (e.g. session topics, plenary speakers, field trips) 
o arrangements for logistics and handling of these by the host country o potential sponsorship 
o preliminary estimates of the registration fees.

• The Commission Executive Committee will consider the proposals and may seek further details from the applicants.

The venue will be decided by a formal vote of the Executive Committee.

• The Commission will announce the next venue on 25 November 2016 at the Cities on Volcanoes 9 conference.

• The Commission will assist the hosting country where possible but organisational and financial responsibility rests with the hosts.

Important dates:

7 March 2016    Formal call for nominations for hosting CoV10   
31 July 2016    Deadline for nominations for hosting CoV10
15 Sept 2016    Deadline for written proposals for hosting CoV10
1 Oct 2016    Deadline for further information requests by Commission
31 Oct 2016    Deadline for further information submissions
20-25 Nov 2016   Meeting of the executive committee of the Cities and Volcanoes Commission to decide venue of CoV10
25 Nov 2016   Venue for CoV10 announced

Cities on Volcanoes 9 ‘Understanding volcanoes and society: the key for risk mitigation’

will be held from November 20 to 25, 2016 - in Puerto Varas, Chile

Click here for the website

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

Accessed via: http://www.citiesonvolcanoes9.com/

Abstract submission, July 15 2016

Early registration, July 2016

The Volcanic Ashfall Impacts Working Group 


was established in 2010 pursuing the following Themes:

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

Volcanic ashfall continues to cause some of the most frequent, widespread, disruptive and costly effects from eruptions

PLEASE JOIN the group if you would like to actively work on any of these themes.
Contact the CaV Commission secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The working group arranges workshops to focus on specific activities under each of these themes.
It maintains a wiki and an email listserve for rapid discussion and the exchange of ideas.

Protocols for ash collection and analysis are an area of significant activity for the working group at present.

The group is currently also focussing on a revision and update of the volcanic ash impacts and preparedness web resource hosted by USGS at:
http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/ash/

This working group is aligned to the Cities and Volcanoes Commission of IAVCEI

Journal of Applied Volcanology

The Cities and Volcanoes Commission is pleased to announce a new Springer open access journal.

The Journal of Applied Volcanology

http://www.appliedvolc.com/

Journal of Applied Volcanology is an international journal with a focus on multi-disciplinary applied research and the societal impacts related to active volcanism. The journal aims for rapid publication of research papers at a high scientific level.

Research topics covered by the journal include; understanding the impacts of volcanoes on communities, improving risk management and enhancing community mitigation, preparedness, response to and recovery from volcanic hazard events; development of analytical instruments and methods; new proxies and lab techniques; methods of observation; and tools and techniques for remote sensing.

The journal welcomes proposals for special issues reflecting the trends in volcanology and other related disciplines.