International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior (IAVCEI)

At the First General Assembly of IUGG (Rome, 1922), the Section de Vulcanologie became one of the constituent sections of the Union. This name was changed into Association Internationale de Vulcanologie at the Fourth General Assembly (Stockholm, 1930). It took its present name at the Moscow General Assembly (1971).

The IAVCEI is the primary international focus for research in volcanology and for efforts to mitigate volcanic disasters. Scientists also participate in IAVCEI research in closely related disciplines, such as igneous geochemistry and petrology, geochronology, volcanogenic mineral deposits, and the physics of the generation and ascent of magmas in the upper mantle and crust. This work is carried out in special Commissions.

Work fields and Commissions:

  • Arc Magmatism
  • Chemistry of Volcanic Gases
  • Cities on Volcanoes
  • Collapse Calderas
  • Explosive Volcanism
  • Kimberlites
  • Large Igneous Provinces
  • Statistics in Volcanology
  • Tephra Hazard Modelling
  • Volcanic Lakes
  • Volcanogenic Sediments
  • The International Volcanic Health Hazard Network (IVHHN)
  • World Organization of Volcano Observatories
  • Monogenetic Volcanism

Contact Information:

Ulrich KÜPPERS, IAVCEI Secretary General
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU)
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Section for Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry
Theresienstr. 41
80333 Munich

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