Expert Group on Antarctic Volcanism


AntVolc contacts: Kurt Panter (; Adam Martin (

  • Work towards establishing open-access petrological databases including published (& where possible unpublished) petrological and geochemical data for Antarctic rocks, and including intrusive, extrusive and xenolithic materials
  • Better-characterise the volcanism that traverses from oceanic to continental lithosphere (e.g. Hallett Coast area—Adare Trough; Marie Byrd Land—Peter First Island/Mt. Siple). Antarctica can provide unique geochemical data in this respect
  • Consider comparing data from gas monitoring on active magmatic systems and petrological data on magmatic degassing processes (melt inclusions)
  • Bring state-of-the-art analytical techniques to bear on the above items