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.
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: email@example.com
For further information, kindly contact:
The UWI Seismic Research Centre
St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago | Tel: +1 868 662-4659 ext. 300|