September 2019 Newsletter

IAVCEI Commission on Volcanic Hazards and Risk: September 2019 Newsletter




 Commission on Volcanic Hazards and Risk

Visit our new website!
The IAVCEI Commission on Volcanic Hazards and Risks has a new website! Visit us here for more information about the goals of the Commission, how to collaborate, and for resources related to volcanic hazards and risks!
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New Hazard Map article type

The Journal of Applied Volcanology has introduced a new Hazard Map Article type! This article type is open to contributions describing any volcanic hazard map, including old maps, new maps, and maps that are still being prepared. The map(s) may be officially recognised by government agencies or other organizations, or it may be awaiting official or local uptake, or have been developed for purely scientific purposes. Submission guidelines can be found here.

Working Group on Communicating Hazards

Working group meeting at Cities on Volcanoes 10 in Naples 2018. Photo courtesy of Beth Bartel.

In 2018, several volcanic eruptions around the world gained the attention of traditional and social media, providing tangible evidences of the influence of formal and informal communication on the actual impact of volcanic crises. The Working Group on Communicating Hazards, currently hosted at the Commission on Hazards and Risk's Facebook page, focuses on different aspects of scientific communication, resulting in a multifaceted picture of the many ways in which knowledge about volcanoes is produced and transferred across different stakeholders. Click here for more info.


New Leadership

President: Heather Wright, VDAP/CVO Co-leader: Shinji Takarada, AIST ECR Rep: Sylvain Charbonnier, USF Liaison: Sébastien Biass, Nanyang Tech. Social Media: Danielle Charlton, University of Auckland and Lis Gallant, University of South Florida.

Call to host COV 12

• 31 October 2019 5pm GMT – Deadline for Nominations, stating your intention to develop a proposal to host CoV12 in 2022. • 28 November 2019 5pm GMT – Deadline for written Proposals for hosting COV12 in 2022. • Nominations and 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. to ‘Acting Secretary’ at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 Working group Hazard Mapping

The IAVCEI Hazard Mapping working group has been busy working on various activities over the last year. We helped facilitate a VDAP-funded workshop on Volcanic Hazard Assessments in Arequipa, Peru in April 2018, and launched the new “hazard map” article type for the Journal of Applied Volcanology. We are now busy working on the Sourcebook as well as the results of the global survey of volcanic hazard maps that many of you participated in. We now have 85 maps entered in the survey. We have set a deadline of 30 October 2019 for keeping the survey open.

If anyone would like to make a last minute contribution we would greatly welcome this. You can fill out the anonymous online survey by visiting the link here or downloading the pdf version. Please e-mail the survey back This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Roger Machacca at Misti volcano in Peru

Upcoming Meetings
9-13 December, 2019
AGU Fall Meeting
San Francisco, California, USA
16-20 March, 2020
Chapman Conference on Distributed Volcanism and Distributed volcanic Hazards
Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
23-27 May, 2020
Cities on Volcanoes 11
Heraklion, Greece
15-19 February, 2021
IAVCEI Scientific Assembly
Rotorua, New Zealand


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