Cities on Volcanoes 10 - Session S1.24 - Volcanic Islands: from hazard assessment to risk mitigation

Società Geologica Italiana

Dear all,
we would like to draw your attention to the following session at the next "Cities on Volcanoes 10" in Naples (Italy) the next 2-7 September

Session S1.24-Volcanic Islands: from hazard assessment to risk mitigation

Volcanic islands have a very peculiar context for reconstruction of volcanic activity, hazard assessment, implementation of monitoring networks, up to emergency planning and risk mitigation strategies. Furthermore, volcanic islands and the surrounding coastal areas are prone to non-eruptive geohazards, such as landslides and earthquakes that can also trigger tsunamis affecting the near- and far-field. Other hazards may result from atmospheric phenomena (hurricanes, monsoons and cyclones), shallow mass-wasting processes (mudflow and rock falls or retrogressive erosion at submarine canyon) and/or floods.

The geography of volcanic islands poses serious problems in the development of modern volcano monitoring systems. The search for new methodologies and new technologies, both on-shore and off-shore, specifically designed for volcanic islands is a necessary scientific and technological challenge.

The separation from mainland or central government brings not only physical limitations, such as difficult accessibilities and political/financial isolations, but also opportunities to develop their unique georesources and culture. Therefore, correct understanding of their communities in both earth science and sociology is a primary task for any stakeholders who challenge volcanic risk mitigation. Along with development of multiparametric monitoring systems, the estimation of vulnerability to eruptive and non-eruptive activities, study of hazard and risk perception are key topics to be discussed. 

The objective of this session is to encourage the exchange of experiences on volcanic islands in order to identify best practice in hazard assessment, monitoring techniques and risk mitigation strategies.We encourage multidisciplinary contributions that observe, quantify, or model hazard in volcanic islands and in the surrounding coastal areas.

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to this session.

As a reminder, the deadline for abstract submission will be 10 May 2018.

Please consult the website for any information about the conference.

For submissions the link is

For further questions please do not hesitate to contact the conveners.

Hoping to see you in Naples,

Our regards
Enrica Marotta, INGV-Osservatorio Vesuviano-Italy,
Federico Di Traglia, Dipartimento Scienze della Terra, Università degli Studi di Firenze,
June Okada, Volcanology Research Department, Meteorological Research Institute, JMA Japan,
Daniele Casalbore, Dipartimento Scienze della Terra, Sapienza Università di Roma,
Luca D'Auria, INVOLCAN Tenerife-Spain,
Filippo Zaniboni, Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università degli Studi di Bologna,

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