Expert Group on Antarctic Volcanism


Ongoing Research projects

ICE-VOLC (multiparametrIC Experiment at antarctica VOLCanoes: data from volcano and cryosphere-ocean-atmosphere dynamics)  Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (PNRA), Leader: A. Cannata (UNIPG)

Understanding post-caldera volcanic processes in Deception Island (Antarctica): Implications for assessing future potential volcanic hazards, MINECO, Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra Jaume Almera, CSIC, (2017-2019), Leader: A. Geyer (CSIC)

Past Antarctic Ice Sheet characteristics and stability deduced from lava-ice interactions at Mason Spur, Mt Morning volcano, during Miocene climatic warmth. GNS Science (Adam Martin (PI) & Dougal Townsend); University of Leicester (John Smellie)

Investigating Early Miocene sub-ice volcanoes in Antarctica to provide boundary conditions for ice sheet dynamic models & improved understanding of a large diffuse alkaline volcanic province. Bowling Green State University (Kurt Panter (PI); University of Leicester (John Smellie)

Feedbacks between neotectonics, magmatism, climate and mantle dynamics in the Ross Sea region. Volcanic & environmental aspects – Universita di Pisa (Sergio Rocchi (PI), Samuele Agostini); University of Leicester (John Smellie)

TephRochronology and mArker events for the CorrElation of natural archives in the Ross Sea, Antarctica  Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia – Sezione di Pisa – Ingv, Leader: Dr. Alessio Di Roberto (INGV)

Past Research projects

South Shetland Islands

Analysis of volcanic hazards in Deception Island, Antarctica, MICINN (Spanish Ministry of Research and Innovation) (CTM2011-13578-E/ANT) (2012-2014), Leader: A. Geyer (CSIC)