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Past Events

September 2014

9-13 September 2014 COV8, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

COV8GVM members attended the COV8 event in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from 9-13 September 2014, where hundreds of volcanologists from around the globe gathered to discuss living in harmony with volcanoes.  The cultural practices of those living close to volcanoes was discussed as well as how science and technology can be integrated with local cultures to reduce the risk of disaster. There were field trips, discussions and presentations and demonstrations of emergency response to disaster. See it in pictures …

GVP Announces New Volcano Numbering System

GVP articleOver its long history, Smithsonian’s Global Volcanism Program (GVP) has evolved to meet the needs of stakeholders and to keep pace with technological advances. Consistent with this, GVP announced this past summer of 2013, new and permanent unique identifiers (Volcano Numbers, or VNums) for volcanoes documented in the Volcanoes of the World 4.0 (VOTW 4.0) database maintained by GVP and accessible at The new numbers and legacy numbers are provided herein and are in effect. … read more

Download the number conversion table. (excel format)

November 2013

2-6 November 2013, VOBP2, Erice, Sicily

The workshop was organised as an activity of the Global Volcano Model partnership in co-operation with INGV, USGS, IAVCEI and its WOVO commission and USAID/VDAP. The EU/FP7 projects VUELCO and NEMOH as well as the NERC project STREVA are also sponsoring. Full details can be read here (pdf format)

7 November 2013

Rome GAR15 meetingGVM Workshop. The GVM team held a meeting at the Department of Civil Protection Headquarters, Rome, Italy.

The focus of the meeting was the preparation of a GAR15 report for the UN with the goal of enabling better preparedness in the event of volcanic hazard and risk.

July 2013

IAVCEI General Assembly, 20-24 July 2013

The GVM team attended this international meeting in Kagoshima, Japan, which provided an excellent opportunity to network and showcase the work of GVM at a poster session.

Kagoshima City is shadowed by the Sakurajima volcano.

Kagoshima, Japan    Kagoshima Public Access Center

Kagoshima- view of volcano Kagoshima - fish

April 2013

EGU Vienna

The annual EGU meeting will be held in Vienna bringing together scientists from all over the world, from 7-12 April.

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