Expert Group on Antarctic Volcanism (AntVolc)

Terms of Reference

The group aims to:

  • Promote the study of Antarctic volcanism and disperse information;
  • Discuss protocols, methods, best practices;
  • Integrate and share geological information;
  • Facilitate regional correlations (e.g. tephrochronology);
  • Compile, integrate and publish databases (e.g. outcrop maps, geochemistry);
  • Identify priorities, critical issues, future scientific directions;
  • Develop collaborations and international joint research projects;
  • Exchange data and ideas with other SCAR Scientific Programmes or Expert Groups;
  • Provide a clear route map for obtaining expert advice in case of volcanic crises, e.g. Deception Island, Mount Erebus, Mount Melbourne;
  • Develop productive links with related science disciplines (e.g. glaciology, biology, modelling).