Cities on volcanoes 8

  • 19-23 September 2014 - Jogyakarta - Indonsesia

Venue :Grha Sabha Pramana, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Theme : Living in Harmony with Volcano : Bridging the will of nature to society

General objectives of the conference

A volcano is one of nature's most beautiful creations and it is built from successive volcanic eruptions. It can be exciting and fascinating, but also very dangerous. It is capable of creating harmful, whether during an eruption or a period of quiescence. It blesses people living at the foot slope of volcano with beautiful scenery and fertile land, but on the other hand it delivers disaster due to its violent eruption to their homes. A volcano is natural systems and always has some element of unpredictability. Therefore the aim of the conference is to gather ideas, experiences and wisdom how to face volcanic disaster to reduce casualties and losses. This conference will deliver interesting result and reflect the good will of effort to help the society


  • Session/Workshop proposal : closed
  • Second circular on the web : 1 October 2013 extended until 31 October 2013
  • Abstract submission : 1 November 2013 - 31 Januari 2014
  • Grant application : 1 February - 15 March 2014
  • Early registration : 31 January - 25 April 2014

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International workshop on Cerro Negro and Hekla volcanoes, Nicaragua and Iceland

4-13 September 2012 (tentative schedule)


Cerro Negro in Nicaragua and Hekla in Iceland are two basaltic to basaltic andesite volcanoes that erupt explosively, frequently, and with little or no warning. For these reasons, they are unusual and interesting from a scientific perspective. They also pose a significant hazards problem for people living both close to and far from the volcanoes. the principal objective of this workshop is a better scientific understanding of and predictive ability for these two enigmatic volcanoes, which may very well erupt again soon. We will explore the workings of the two volcanoes through a series of workshop sessions and fieldtrips. There are four main goals. First, we wish to increase our understanding of when, how and why these volcanoes erupt, as well as improved insight into the subsurface magmatic plumbing systems that nourish these volcanoes. Second, we want to develop new tools and new approaches to be able to increase our understanding. Some of these tools will be synergistic, e.g., integrating geodesy and measurements of gas emissions. Third, we want to use the workshop to build new international collaborative research teams and research projects to study these volcanoes. Fourth, we wish to build capacity in Nicaragua, Iceland, and also at the graduate student level. Hence the workshop has an important training element built in. The time is ripe and right now to hold such a workshop. The probability is very high that one or both of these volcanoes will erupt again in the next five to ten years, so this workshop provides us with a strategic window of opportunity to enhance our scientific, predictive, and hazards response capabilities before the volcanoes erupt. If one of the volcanoes does indeed erupt before the workshop takes place, the workshop will provide an ideal venue to assess the eruption, examine early results, and plan future collaborative and comparative work.

Please contact one of the organizers below if you are interested in participating. We will attempt to secure partial funding for scientists from developing countries and for graduate students.

Pete LaFemina, Penn State University, ; Angélica Muñoz, INETER, ; Rikke Pedersen, Institute of Earth Sciences, ; Freysteinn Sigmundsson, Institute of Earth Sciences, ; John Stix, McGill University,; Marc-Antoine Longpré, McGill University,; Halldor Geirsson, Penn State University,; J. Armando Saballos, University of South Florida,; Henry Gaudru, SVE-UNISDR, Geneva,