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AntVolc Expert Group Report 2019

Antarctic Volcanism (AntVolc) Expert Group - 2018-19 Report

Expert Group of the Geosciences Group

Report Author: Adelina Geyer (Spain)

Summary of activities:

  • Group membership of approx. 110 members, representing 16 countries.
  • Adelina Geyer took over from John Smellie as Chair at the end of 2018.
  • The AntVolc website ( is under continuous update and AntVolc Twitter (@antvolc) and Facebook accounts have been created.
  • AntVolc “White Paper” Workshop being planned for the end of 2019 or into 2020.
  • Organisation of four scientific sessions at major international conferences - SCAR & IASC POLAR 2018 (Davos, Switzerland - June 2018); EGU 2019 (Vienna, Austria - April 2019); IUGG 2019 (Montreal, Canada - July 2019);  XIII ISAES 2019 (Incheon, Korea - July 2019).
  • The major AntVolc deliverable is a landmark review volume titled ‘Volcanism in Antarctica: 200 million years of subduction, rifting & continental break-up’ and writing is well underway.