Expert Group on Antarctic Volcanism (AntVolc)


The kickoff meeting for AntVolc was held in Catania, Sicily, Italy on 3-5 July 2015:

Friday 3 July

17:00 Short Welcome-Icebreaker;
Informal presentation of the group;
Visit to the monitoring room of INGV-CT;
Posters Exposition

Saturday 4 July

09:00 Welcome (Director INGV-CT and/or President INGV)
eneral introduction (Massimo Pompilio - INGV Pisa - Italy)
09:15 Antarctic Volcanism overview - physical volcanology & paleoenvironmental aspects (John Smellie – Leicester University - UK)
10:00 Overview of Cenozoic Volcanism: A petrological perspective (Kurt Panter - Bowling Green State University - USA)
10:30 Antarctic Volcanism: An overview of tephrochronological studies (Nelia Dunbar - New Mexico Tech - USA)
11:00 Coffee Break
11:15 Cenozoic Magmatism-Tectonics-Geodynamics in Antarctica (Sergio Rocchi – University of Pisa - Italy)
11:45 Volcano Monitoring at Mount Erebus (William McIntosh -  New Mexico Tech - USA)
12:15 Volcano Hazard at Deception Island (Adelina Geyer - CSIC Barcelona - Spain)
12:45 Lunch
14:30 General discussion and planning of future activities
16:30 Coffee Break
16:45 General discussion on the group organization
18:00 General conclusions

Sunday 5 July

07:30 Field trip on Mount Etna - finishing late afternoon

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