The scientific programme and abstract booklet are available to download in .pdf format here. A version to download in spreadsheet format here. When preparing your presentation, please remember that:

  • Talks should be no more than 15 minutes, including time for questions
  • Posters should be in A0 portrait format
  • Online presentations can be in poster, talk or interactive format, but please restrict recorded material to 10 minutes or shorter

VMSG 2023 is organised into the following sessions:

Volcanoes and Society This interdisciplinary session has a particular focus upon social volcanology subjects, and research that harnesses qualitative or mixed methodologies. We welcome submissions from the social sciences, humanities and arts, including fields such as human geography, anthropology, law and governance, economics, politics, archaeology, ethics, disaster studies and development studies. Relevant topics include (but are certainly not limited to): geoheritage, media and social media, communication, volcano risk perceptions, disaster management, emergency planning, sociopolitical dynamics, education, and volcano tourism.

Hazard, Risk and the Environment This session explores volcanic hazard, risk assessment and response, including risk to people and risk to environment. Contributions from a diverse range of fields is welcomed, for example: hazard mapping, exposure and risk analysis, modelling, citizen science, emergency response planning and disaster risk management, and short- and long-term environmental impact.

Monitoring and forecasting of volcanoes This session will cover the broad topic of monitoring and forecasting of volcanic eruptions.  The session will include studies that focus on the long-term eruption history and probabilistic forecasting to those aimed at more short term forecasts based on satellite, geophysical, geochemical, petrologic and other monitoring data. Studies using case studies and those based on modelling, or a combination of the two are welcome.

Magmatic Systems This broad session focussing on the birth, evolution and death of magmatic systems, from the mantle through to the surface. We will bring together a range of contributions for an interdisciplinary focus, including but not limited to those from: igneous petrology, geochemistry, geophysics, structural geology and remote sensing, encompassing field-based, lab-based and computational methods. Given that both active and extinct magmatic systems exist throughout solar system, this session is not limited to Earth.

Life cycle of volcanoes (supported in memory of Melanie Ray (MPhil) and Barbara Smith (PhD), by their friends and supervisors) This wide-ranging session will discuss the growth and destruction of volcanic edifices. Topics such as seamounts and submarine growth, volcano collapse and post-collapse volcanism will be covered.  Studies of the stratigraphy and morphology of volcanoes, geochronology of eruptions, and isotopic and compositional variations over the lifetime of volcanoes are welcome. 

Eruptive processes This session is aimed to encompass mechanisms, processes, modelling, and monitoring of eruptive processes. We encourage interdisciplinary dialogue bringing together geochemists, igneous petrologists, geophysicists, remote-sensing and structural geologists to discuss all aspects of eruptive processes from unrest to eruption including monitoring data and techniques.