Latest IAVCEI Newsletter - 3/2017

Dear Colleagues,

We are glad to inform you that the new IAVCEI Newsletter 2017 No. 3 is now available.

Directories, primary education

Volcano Observatories and Data Centers

Professional Associations and Government and University Research Groups Around the World

Other Scientific Information, Publications, Image Databases and Photo/Slide Sets Related to Volcanoes

    • Colima Database : This site include information on the eruptive history of the Colima Volcanic Complex, complete bibliographic reference of published works, and data from ongoing research from people participating in this initiative. A hazard map (compiled based on previous published works) is also available and it can be visualized with Google Earth. In addition pictures and movies of the volcano edifice, its ongoing activity and the volcanic deposits are available.The mapserver section is still under construction, and the purpose is to have direct access to thematic maps (deposit distributions) and point data (i.e. stratigraphic section, sedimentology, rainfall data, geochemical composition, ages….etc). It is worth mentioning that all data presented in this site came only from published works, and that we are trying to keep all information up-to-date. In particular, anyone that has data, picture or publications not already included in our database, please feel free to send the information and we will include it in the online database.
    • EOS IDS Volcanology Team Home Page:
A Global Assessment of Active Volcanism, Volcanic Hazards, and Volcanic Inputs to the Atmosphere from the Earth Observing System. Providing information about the project activities of the NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) Interdisciplinary Science (IDS) Investigation Volcanology Team. EOS is a series of polar-orbiting remote-sensing satellites planned for launch starting in 1998 and spanning a period of at least 15 years. EOS is a major component of NASA's Mission to Planet Earth.
    • Fascination Volcano!
    • Contains a large selection of volcano photos, and scientific background information about the volcano of Santorini, Greece. Offers tours to volcanoes as well.
    • Geology of Iceland
    • Global Volcano Model
      GVM is an international network that aims to create a sustainable, accessible information platform on volcanic hazard and risk. GVM will provide systematic evidence, data and analysis of volcanic hazards and risk on global, regional and local scales, and will develop the capability to anticipate future volcanism and its consequences. GVM has initiated as a partnership of 11 research institutes and organisations in the USA, Japan, Singapore, Italy, New Zealand and the UK, as well as three commercial partners from the insurance sector. GVM involves already well-established and widely known volcanological programs and networks, including the Global Volcano Program of the Smithsonian Institution, VHub, WOVO, WOVOdat and VOGRIPA (volcanic hazards database). GVM has been endorsed by IAVCEI. GVM complements other international natural hazards partnerships such as Global Earthquake Model. We invite volcanologists worldwide to browse the site and find out more about what GVM is about and how you might become involved.
    • Granular Volcano Group
      The ultimate site for understanding granular flows, granular processes, fluid dynamic, supercomputer
      modeling, and grain-size analysis in Volcanology, Geophysics, and Physics.
    • Images of Volcanoes with Maurice and Katia Krafft (Images de Volcans)
Created by the Conservatoire Régional de l'Image with about 3000 slides (a selection out of 300000) and several video clips made by Maurice and Katia Krafft. This web-site is in French but will also be available in English by the end of 2005.

Field trips across volcanic terrains commonly feature at conferences and workshops of IAVCEI and its affiliated commissions.  Whilst field guides are originally prepared for the benefit of original field trip attendees, they are often a useful resource for future researchers, educators and visitors to the field area.   The IAVCEI field guide series provides an opportunity to disseminate these field guides to a wider audience.  The key elements of field guides in this series are that they pertain to a specific local geographic area of volcanic interest, and highlight the scientific features at one or more discrete localities, which may be linked by a logical travel route.

Neither IAVCEI, nor the field guide authors nor the source organisation take any responsibility for any harm or accidents that might occur to people or property using these field guides. Person(s) who choose to use these field guides take total responsibility for their own safety and welfare in using the field guides.

Guidelines and responsibilities for authors

Generally, field guides in this series will not be formally peer-reviewed, so it is the responsibility of the authors to provide accurate scientific background and appropriate acknowledgement of previous work.
Previous literature must be cited and referenced appropriately; authors may choose their referencing style, which should be comparable to the style of a modern professional scientific journal.  Figures and tables must be referenced appropriately, with permissions obtained where necessary.
Field guides originally presented at IAVCEI affiliated conferences and workshops held later than 2005 will be considered.  There is no specified format for field guides and authors are welcome to submit their field guide either in its original format, or as a modified version.

Submission process

Please submit your field guide fully formatted (i.e. proof-read; figures and tables inserted in their correct place; and consistent text, reference and heading formatting) to the co-ordinator as a word processing document or a PDF.  The bibliographic details of the original field guide (e.g. conference details) must be included. 
The co-ordinator reserves the right to accept, recommend changes to, or reject submissions according to appropriateness to the Field Guide Series and quality of presentation.  
If the field guide is acceptable, a standard cover page will be inserted at the front of the manuscript, and it will be uploaded to the IAVCEI website.

Co-ordinator: Adrian Pittari (University of Waikato, New Zealand); This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (NB: arrangements can be made to receive files that are too large to email).

Guidelines for Users

Field guides in this series were originally written for a scientific meeting, for which the field trip leaders had organised relevant logistics (e.g. health and safety, permission and access to certain sites).  For various reasons some localities cited in field guides may have been modified, have changed hazard conditions, or are no longer accessible.  Visitors to field localities are responsible for managing their own safety and personal risk at these sites.  Visitors must also ensure they have permission to access sites on private or restricted land.

Explosive Volcanism of Tenerife, Canary Islands

Cas R.A.F., Pittari A., Edgar C., Middleton J., Martí J., Wolff J.A.

(Region – Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife)

Download the Field Guide


La Réunion Calderas


Michon L., Bachèlery P., Di Muro A.

(Region – France, Reunion Island)

Download the Field Guide

Bolsena, Latera and Vico calderas, central Italy

Palladino D.M., Acocella V., Giordano G., Cas R.F.



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The Caldera Collapse worldwide databaseThe rationale behind constructing this new database is to create a comprehensive catalogue including all known or identified collapse calderas. The availability of accurate and comprehensive statistics is vital to understand these volcanic structures . Thus, this extensive data compilation should be an accessible and useful tool for studying and understanding caldera collapse processes . The final aim of the CCDB is to update the current field based knowledge on calderas, by merging together the abovementioned databases and complementing them with the existing peer-reviewed articles on calderas. This database does not include all the calderas of the world but tries to be representative and will remain open for further updates. In this paper, we present an example of the CCDB applicability. For instance, we show how the information included in the CCDB allows us to find out if there exists any correlation between the different characteristics of collapse calderas (e.g. morphology, age, dimensions, etc), in order to establish similarities and differences among the different calderas recorded in the database.

Group of Volcanology of Barcelona

The Merapi Database“The Complete Petrologic and Geochemical Database on the volcanic products of Merapi volcano (Central Java, Indonesia)"

The MERAPIDATA is a database made in collaboration between VELI (Volcans explosifs - laboratoires indonésiens labelled by INSU in 2009 in France: and CVGHM (Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation).

 Géosciences Environnement Toulouse

Project: Weaknesses and strengths in Latinamerica facing volcanic crises: a research for the improvement of national capabilities and international cooperation

Database: GLOVOREMID Global Volcano Research and Monitoring Institutions Database

IAVCEI Volcano Calendar

The 2014 "Volcanoes" Calendar is now available!

Order from your bookseller or Brown Trout Publishers, PO Box 280070, San Francisco, CA 94128-0070, USA. Possible on-line purchase options: ; 

2014 IAVCEI Volcano Calendar


The videotapes, Understanding Volcanic Hazards and Reducing Volcanic Risk, are now available in DVD for purchase . The videos are available in English and Spanish in either NTSC or PAL video format. The late Maurice Krafft for IAVCEI and UNESCO produced the video.

Dual-layer DVD: 120 minutes total, $25 (includes U.S. shipping) 
Available in NTSC format (N. America & Japan) and PAL format (Europe)

 The DVD includes the Following 5 programs

Understanding Volcanic Hazards (English) 

Comprensión de Amenazas Volcánicas (Spanish) 

Vivre Sous la Menace des Volcans (French)

This 25-minute video features stunning images of seven types of volcanic hazards: ash falls, hot ash (pyroclastic) flows, mudflows, landslides, volcanic tsunamis, lava flows and volcanic gases. This program is intended to help prevent future deaths from volcanic eruptions by showing compelling images of destructive volcanic activity. The late Maurice Krafft produced this video for IAVCEI and UNESCO.

Reducing Volcanic Risk (English) 

Reduciendo el Riesgo Volcánico (Spanish) 

This 23-minute program is designed to prevent volcanic eruptions from becoming volcanic disasters using three steps: identifying hazardous areas, monitoring volcanoes, and developing and testing an emergency plan. Examples from around the world - Japan, Columbia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines - are used to show how these steps are needed to save lives during volcanic emergencies.

The video programs, Understanding Volcanic Hazards and Reducing Volcanic Risk, are copyrighted by the International Association of Volcanology  and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior. IAVCEI must be contacted prior to any non-personal use of the videos. Most of the video and animation  sequences were provided by the late Maurice Krafft. The original material  is currently managed by Jacques Durieux.

Those interested in using the  material should contact him at the following address:
GROUPE D'ETUDE DES VOLCANS ACTIFS - 33 (0) 613 67 68 65; 33 (0) 478 70 53 59; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Official Journal of the IAVCEI - International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth`s Interior 

Executive Editor: James D. L. White

ISSN: 1432-0819 (electronic version)

Journal no. 445

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