Chapman Conference: Submarine Volcanism: New Approaches and Research Frontiers, Hobart Tasmania January 30 - February 3, 2017

An AGU Chapman Conference - Submarine Volcanism: New Approaches and Research Frontiers - will be held in Hobart, Tasmania (Australia) during the week of January 29 through February 3, 2017.  This international conference aims to bring together researchers and students to discuss the past decade’s advances in understanding various types, mechanisms, consequences and tectonic environments of submarine volcanic eruptions. We also plan to take advantage of the assembled expertise to plot a course for possible future directions of submarine volcanology. The meeting will have invited talks, contributed talks, workshops, and posters. There will be a single session each day, ensuring that attendees remain together to maximize interactions and exposure to new ideas and subjects. There will be a field trip on day 3 of the conference and field trips offered before and after as well. The AGU conference website will be online shortly! Stay tuned!

PAST Conferences



V31F: Eruptive processes and watery hazards of "wet" volcanoes on land, in the sea, or under ice.

Session Convenors:

  • James White, University of Otago
  • Jessica Ball, USGS Menlo Park
  • Alexa Van Eaton, USGS Cascade Volcano Observatory
  • Corentin Caudron, Earth Observatory of Singapore


Fall American Geophysical Union, San Francisco December 14-19, 2014

“Physical volcanology of eruptions involving groundwater, water or ice“

Session Convenors:

  • James White, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Magnus Tumi Gudmundsson, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • S. Adam Soule, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institue, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
  • Rebecca J. Carey, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

IUGG, 2015, Prague:

Proposal: Volcaniclastic sediments: Modern applications for Marine and Earth Sciences

Session Convenors:

  • Steffen Kutterolf, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany;
  • Richard W Murray, Boston University, USA.
  • Julie C Schindlbeck, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany;
  • Rachel P Scudder, Boston University, USA.
  • (Martin Jutzeler, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK.