November 2016 – Cities on Volcanoes 9 Conference

In November 2016, Jenni, Katie and Anna attended Cities on Volcanoes 9, which was held in beautiful Puerto Varas, Chile. The biannual Cities on Volcanoes conference aims to provide a link between volcanologists and emergency managers, enabling them to exchange ideas and promote multi-disciplinary applied research involving physical and social scientists and city officials. Katie presented two posters about her Ascension research, one on the island’s eruptive history and one about 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of young eruptions. During the conference, the team enjoyed a field trip to visit deposits from the 2016 Calbuco eruption and appreciated hearing from villagers sharing their experiences of the eruption.

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Picturesque views from near the conference centre: snow-capped Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes

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