International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior


International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior

The International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, or IAVCEI, is an association that represents the primary international focus for research in volcanology, efforts to mitigate volcanic disasters, and research into 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.

IAVCEI is run by an Executive Committee whose membership changes every four years. The Executive determines policies for the Association, enacting them through a series of commissions and task groups. IAVCEI publishes the "Bulletin of Volcanology" journal.

History

The International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) is a non-governmental organisation that was established in 1919. IUGG consists of seven Associations of which IAVCEI is one.

The International Association of Volcanology (IAV) was the forerunner of IAVCEI and was founded in 1919. IAV statutes and by-laws were adopted in Helsinki in 1960 and were revised in Zurich in 1967 and in Canberra in 1979. 'Chemistry of the Earth's Interior' (CEI) was appended to 'IAV' in 1967 in order to harmonise with the name of the International Association of Seismology and the Physics of the Earth's Interior (IASPEI).

IAVCEI Statutes and Objectives

The statutes of IAVCEI include four objectives:

*To study scientific problems related to volcanoes and volcanic processes, past and present, and to the chemistry of the Earth's interior.
*To encourage, initiate and coordinate research, and promote international cooperation in these studies.
*To encourage volcanologists to alert appropriate authorities about the importance of adequate surveillance of active and potentially active volcanoes, and of volcanic risk assessment.
*To arrange for the discussion and publication of the results of scientific research on volcanology and on the chemistry of the Earth's interior.

Countries are members of IUGG. After 1996 individuals have been able to become members of IAVCEI.

Bulletin

The "Bulletin of Volcanology" is the journal of IAVCEI. Earlier it was called the "Bulletin Volcanologique" which first started publication in 1922. The annual volume consists of eight issues.

Awards

*Thorarinsson Medal, in honor of Sigurdur Thorarinsson (1912-1983)
*Wager Medal, in honor of Lawrence Wager (1904-1965)
*Krafft Medal, in honor of Katia Krafft (1942-1991) and Maurice Krafft (1946-1991)
*George Walker Awards, in honor of George P.L. Walker (1926–2005)

References

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External links

* [http://www.iavcei.org/ IAVCEI website]


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