Expert Group on Antarctic Volcanism

2nd AntVolc Workshop

Dates:  22-24 November 2017

Venue:  The 2nd AntVolc Workshop will take place at the

Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera (ICTJA-CSIC) 

Lluis Solé i Sabaris s/n , 08028 Barcelona, Spain

ICTJA location map


Needs to be arranged by each participant, there are also several good hotels at a walking distance to the ICTJA.


22 November, 2017

9:00-9:30 Arrival and registration of the participants

9:30-10:30 Opening Ceremony

9:30-9:40 Welcome to the participants (ICTJA-CSIC Director, Dr. J.L. Fernández- Turiel)

9:40-10:00 Spanish Polar Research (Plan Polar Español, Dr. A. Barbosa)

10:00-10:30 Antarctic Volcanism: Past, Present and Future of AntVolc (Prof. J. Smellie)

10:30-13:00 Oral Session I

10:30-11:00 “A new volcanic province: an inventory of subglacial volcanoes in West Antarctica” M. van Wyk de Vries et al., invited talk 

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:35-11:55 “The Pleiades volcanic complex in the West Antarctic Rift System: evidences of an extended magmatic differentiation induced by a thick ice cap during the last glacial maximum” , S. Agostini et al.

12:00-12:20 “Melbourne and Rittmann volcanoes: preliminary results from the ICE-VOLC multiparametric investigations”, A. Cannata et al.

12:25-12:45 “Mapping glaciovolcanic deposits to determine Pleistocene eruptive environments in New Zealand”, R.P. Cole et al.

12:45-13:15 Discussion

13:15-14:30 Lunch 

14:30-16:30 Oral Session II

14:35-15:05 “The volcano monitoring system of Deception Island, Antarctica” J. Almendros & B. Rosado et al., invited talk

15:10 -15:30 “ASTER satellite imagery for geological exploration in Deception Island (Antarctica)” A. Lobo et al.

15:35-15:55 “Historic hydrovolcanism at Deception Island (Antarctica): implications for eruption hazards” D. Pedrazzi

16:00-16:20 “Observations of enhanced seismic activity at Deception Island volcano following the 2014-2015 Livingston Island seismic swarm” J. Almendros  et al.

16:30-17:30 Discussion

23 November, 2017

10:00 – 13:00 Oral Session III

10:00-10:20 “BRAVOSEIS: A research project to investigate the seismic activity of submarine volcanoes in the Bransfield Strait, Antarctica” J. Almendros et al.

10:25-10:45 “Geological mapping and geochemistry of volcanic rocks from the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica” P. Ferreira et al.

10:50-11:10 “Recent advances in the knowledge of the volcanism in the Bransfield Basin from paleomagnetic studies” B. Oliva-Urcia et al.

11:15-11:45 Coffee Break

11:55-12:15 “Potential ash impact from Antarctic volcanoes: Insights from Deception Island’s most recent eruption” A. Folch  et al. 

12:20-12:40 “A tephra assessment of Laguna Potrok Aike, Argentina, detailing the frequency of past volcanic activity and compositional changes since 51.2 ka cal BP” R.E. Smith et al.

12:45 – 13:05 “The large eruption 4.2 ka cal BP in Cerro Blanco, Southern Central Volcanic Zone, Andes: could its ash have reached Antarctica?” J.L. Fernández-Turiel et al.

13:15-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:30 Oral Session IV

14:35-14:55 “Eocene fossil volcanic centers from King George Island, West Antarctica” A. Mozer .

15:00-15:30 “Victoria Land Volcanism: An Overview of Recent Palaeoenvironmental Researc” J. Smellie, invited talk

15:30-16:30 Discussion
16:30-17:15 Closure

16:30 -16:50 “Spanish Polar Committee: Aims and Tasks” (Comité Polar Español, Sonia Ramos)

16:55 -17:15 “Book: Antarctic Volcanism” J. Smellie

24 November, 2017

07:00 – 19:00 Field trip