Explosions, Ash, and Lahars Conference

The UWI Seismic Research Centre, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago W.I. December 12, 2022-The UWI Seismic Research Centre, The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus, St.  Vincent and the Grenadines and the National Emergency Management Organisation will present a two-day Conference entitled: Explosions, Ash and Lahars, March 29 and 30 2023. The theme  for the conference is: The 2020-21 eruption of La Soufrière Volcano, St. Vincent.’ 

The aim of the conference is to highlight research that has been or is being undertaken on La  Soufrière Volcano with particular focus on research on the eruption that occurred between 27th December 2020 and 22nd April 2021. It will also seek to provide a forum for researchers within  the Eastern Caribbean to meet and discuss the state of knowledge regarding Caribbean volcanism  and gaps in knowledge that still exists. 


The conference seeks to attract papers from a broad range of volcano monitoring scientists,  researchers, academics and non-academics, organisations, civil society, government, and other  people who have done work related to the topic. This Conference would serve to educate and  sensitize the local populace on the latest scientific understanding of La Soufrière volcano and  expectations of future activity.  

Conference presentations would be delivered using a blended format with pre-recorded virtual  presentations and in-person live presentations being accommodated. 

Topics to be considered include but are not limited to the following: 

Monitoring signals (seismic, deformation, gas) and their interpretation  Interpreting the petrology 

Methods and evaluation of science communication 

Modelling geophysical hazards 

Hazard and Impact assessment including Environmental & Ongoing Impacts Civil and scientific management of a volcanic crisis including community response and  recovery 

Experimental insights 

Risk Perception 

Multiple and cascading hazards

Interested presenters are invited to submit an Abstract of no more than 300 words, accompanied  by a cover page, which must include: (i)Title of the Paper; (ii) Author’s name (ii) Author’s Contact  Information (email and telephone numbers) and Biodata of no more than 50 words. The presenting  author must make the submission. Abstracts must be written in English.  

All presenting authors must register for the conference. Register here.

Submission Deadlines 

Abstracts to be provided by: 13th January 2023 

Pre-recorded video presentations from remote participants to be submitted by: 10th March

 Submissions to be sent to: soufriereconference2023@gmail.com 

For further information, kindly contact: 

Richard Robertson 

The UWI Seismic Research Centre 

E: richard.robertson@sta.uwi.edu

St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago | Tel: +1 868 662-4659 ext. 300|