vmsg 2016 - Trinity College Dublin



Poster Programme


Talk Programme


Lips, rifting1 - LIPs, rifting and element cycling in the mantle

This session will investigate the genesis of the wide variety of primitive magmas that are found in intraplate settings, LIPs, rifts and ocean basins. In addition to petrological studies and emplacement histories, we also invite contributions that attempt to decipher the chemistry and isotope composition and heterogeneity of the mantle and their information on long-term element cycling in the silicate Earth.  

  • Keynote: Balz Kamber (Trinity College Dublin) "Planetary magmatism - the deep time perspective?"
  • Chairs: Mike Widdowson (University of Hull), Sally Gibson (University of Cambridge) and Emma Tomlinson (Trinity College Dublin)

    Subduction zone magmatism2 - New views on subduction zone magmatism in the wider context of making continental crust

    This session will investigate the conundrum of making intermediate magmas at subduction zones. It will look at melt generation in the mantle and crust and processes and transformations from the sub-arc mantle wedge to the surface, including the roles of fractional crystallization, magma mixing, mantle assimilation, crustal assimilation and ascent and emplacement of both plutonic and volcanic arcmagmas.

  • Keynote: Jon Blundy (University of Bristol)
  • Chairs: Balz Kamber (Trinity College Dublin) and John Caulfield (Trinity College Dublin)

    Magmatic histories3 - Magmatic histories – linking geochemical, physical and geophysical evidence

    This session welcomes research on the reconstruction of crystallisation in magmas, considering factors such as changes in T, P, fO­2, and volatile content and also magmatic recharge events. We are looking for studies using analytical, experimental and numerical approaches to investigate processes and timescales of magma storage, evolution, recharge and ascent, and reconstruction of magmatic plumbing systems.

  • Invited: Szabolcs Harangi (MTA-ELTE Volcanology Research Group, Budapest) “How could a seemingly inactive volcano reawaken? Anatomy of the late Pleistocene Ciomadul volcano (eastern-central Europe)”
  • Chairs: Teresa Ubide (Trinity College Dublin) and John Maclennan (University of Cambridge)

    Volatiles4 - Effects of volatiles on eruptions:  the view from deposits

    Volatiles assume a critical but highly variable role in explosive eruptions; at times they effectively drive the eruptions and at times they likely don't.  This session invites submissions that examine volcanic deposits, with a particular focus on seeking to understand volatile contents and their behaviour in the context of magma rheology and explosive and effusive eruption styles.

  • Keynote: Guido Giordano (Università Degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy) “Volatiles that work and volatiles that do not work: explosive eruptions as seen from deposits”
  • Chairs: Nancy Riggs (Northern Arizona University, USA) and Guido Giordano (Università Degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy)

    Volcanism5 - Volcanism as a hazard and an environmental and climatic agent

    This session will investigate hazards close to and far afield from volcanoes. This will include contributions on hazard mapping, volcano monitoring and eruption forcasting and reports on the emission and transport of volcanic aerosols and tephra, volatile element cycles and the effect of volcanic gases on climate.

  • Hallimond lecturer: David Pyle (University of Oxford)
  • Chairs: Brian McConnell (Geological Survey of Ireland) and Rebecca Williams (University of Hull)

    Volcanic & Magmatic Studies6 - Volcanic and Magmatic Studies

    Research on recent and ongoing eruptions, novel concepts and new approaches to volcanic and magmatic studies as well as other exciting contributions to the wider field of Volcanic and Magmatic Studies.

  • Invited: Ian Saginor (Keystone College, USA) “Improving Volcanic Hazard Education with 3D Printed Models”
  • Chairs: Kathy Cashman (University of Bristol) and Michael Branney (University of Leicester)