The Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group aims to facilitate discussion, in an inclusive environment, amongst researchers with interests in volcanology, igneous petrology, geochemistry and allied fields. We hold a large annual winter meeting, workshops and field trips, and keep in regular contact with the community via social media and a newsletter. Recent news and events are also posted below.
In response to the uncertainty caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the VMSG 2021 annual meeting is going virtual. It will be held on the afternoons of the 6th, 7th and 8th January in 2021. It will be a little different, but there will be talks, a fieldtrip, a workshop and a social. The VMSG committee will help run the event, which will be hosted by the GeolSoc, but we would love to hear the input of our community too! If you have any suggestions on format, likes or dislikes from other virtual conferences, or session suggestions, please contact us. #vVMSG21
In January 2020 we conducted an online questionnaire to establish if (and how) VMSG fulfils its mission to serve the volcanology, petrology and geochemistry community. The survey was distributed via the VMSG mailing list, publicised at the VMSG annual meeting and shared over social media. The survey results and associated publication are now available on the EarthArXiv Preprint server.
We will be hosting a series of web-based discussion meetings with panelists to address the inequalities in our community. These will acknowledge: i) the historical construction of inequalities; ii) barriers to inclusion; & iii) a manifesto for moving forward. You can register your interest and find out more online.
We have announced a new Code of Conduct, to specify expected behaviour and our continued commitment to involving the whole community in all of our events.
You can now follow VMSG on Instagram for recent news and events combined with beautiful volcanic and magmatic imagery.
We have announced a new ‘inclusivity’ statement, to emphasize our commitment to involving the whole community in all of our events.