02 May 2018 FRESH Symposium: VICES: Volcanic Impacts on Climate, Environment and Society

Frontiers in Earth Science Research (FRESH) Symposium 2018…

VICES: Volcanic Impacts on Climate, Environment and Society

Eruption at Eyjafjallajökull April 17, 2010


In April 2010 the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland shut down air travel across Europe and cost businesses and governments billions of dollars. Although Eyjafjallajökull was a relatively minor eruption, it perfectly demonstrated the unique vulnerability of our modern interconnected world to natural hazards.

This symposium brings together an interdisciplinary group of speakers with expertise in volcanology, climate change, geochemistry and history to understand the impacts future volcanic eruptions will have on society. They will evaluate the magmatic processes that generate large bodies of eruptible melt, how volcanic eruptions impact climate, how human societies responded in the past, and the lessons we can learn for our modern globalized world.

Visiting speakers include…

Plus in-house speakers: Dr Andrea Burke, Dr Rob Wilson and Dr Will Hutchison

Location: Irvine Lecture Theatre, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Date & Time: Wednesday 02 May 2018, 13:00-17:00