VAlIDATE: VOLCANOES – MONITORING THEIR INTERACTION WITH DIVERSE EARTH & HUMAN ENVIRONMENTS lead by Dr Luca De Siena, University of Aberdeen.

Forecasting volcanic eruptions and the interaction with Earth’s atmospheric and surface processes as well as monitoring Earth’s resources in volcanic settings are among some of the most important challenges humanity faces. The aim of VAlIDATE is to address issues of fundamental and technological importance in volcano monitoring with a focus on their interplay with diverse Earth environments, resource monitoring, hazard, and human resilience, therefore including all SAGES themes. The long-term outcome will be an improved platform devised for researchers in any volcano-related discipline to apply for large-, medium-, and small-scale funding. The short-term outcome will be to establish connections between these disciplines in order to produce high-impact research and awareness regarding volcano-related settings.

The VAlIDATE workshops are being led by Luca De Siena from the University’s School of Geosciences, following a funding award from the Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society (SAGES).

Explaining the purpose of the forum, Dr De Siena said: “Forecasting volcanic eruptions and the interaction of volcanoes with our human environment are among some of the most important challenges humanity faces.

“The aim of VAlIDATE is to address issues of fundamental and technological importance in volcano monitoring with a focus on their interplay with diverse environments, resource monitoring, hazard, and human resilience.

“The ultimate aim of the VAlIDATE workshops is to devise an improved platform for researchers in any volcano-related discipline to apply for funding. In the short-term, the workshops will enable connections between these disciplines to produce high impact research and awareness regarding volcano-related settings.

The ultimate aim of the VAlIDATE workshops is to devise an improved platform for researchers in any volcano-related discipline to apply for funding.”

“This is the first time that the University has received funding from SAGES for this kind of project, which will be of huge interest to anyone with a research interest in volcanoes or risk. We are particularly keen for PhDs and postdoc researchers to come along and take advantage of this exciting opportunity.”

Dr Luca De Siena

FIRST VAlIDATE MEETING

The first of a series of workshops that will concentrate on volcano monitoring and forecasting will be held at the University of Aberdeen on 23 January 2017.

The VAlIDATE workshops are being led by Luca De Siena from the University’s School of Geosciences, following a funding award from the Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society (SAGES).

The first workshop will be held at the Sir Duncan Rice Library on Monday, January 23rd, from 10am to 5pm. Anyone who is interested in attending is invited to contact Dr De Siena to register their interest.

Please refer to the meeting report for further details.

SECOND VAlIDATE MEETING

The 2nd VAlIDATE meeting led by Dr Luca De Siena from the University of Aberdeen and Dr Andrew Bell from the University of Edinburgh, following a funding award from the Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society (SAGES), will be held at the University of Edinburgh on Friday 16 June 2017.

Please refer to the agenda for further information.

Please refer to the meeting report for further details.

THIRD VAlIDATE MEETING

The 3rd VAlIDATE meeting led by Dr Luca De Siena from the University of Aberdeen and Dr Irena Connon, University of Dundee; following a funding award from the Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society (SAGES); will be held at the University of Dundee on Monday 04 September 2017.

The meeting will be focused on the Social dimension of volcano-related hazard.

Please refer to the agenda for further information.

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SAGES VALIDATE Town Hall meeting – EGU2018 – 12/04/2018, 19:00-20:00

SAGES has funded the Town Hall meeting in subject through the PEER Scheme at the European Geosciences Union. The meeting is designed to showcase the activity of the VALIDATE forum to the international community, but is also more widely intended as an assembly point for our community. International researchers of different disciplines will attend the meeting in order to liaise with Scottish researchers and continue/start cooperation for writing proposals for EU funding. With this Town Hall meeting, we will try and establish SAGES as a permanent partner for EGU as well as increase visibility for Scottish research.

Thanks to the funding, catering will be offered to participants and flyers will be distributed at the conference prior to the event. A splinter meeting will precede the Town Hall meeting. Attendance is reserved to SAGES members only: here, we would like to discuss the state-of-the-art of all Fora and Themes, so the presence of Fora leaders and researchers who received funding from SAGES would be greatly appreciated. Please add to your personal program both events:

Session SMP25
SAGES VALIDATE meeting
Convener: Luca De Siena
Thu, 12 Apr, 17:30–19:00 / Room 2.17/RED Level

Session TM1
SAGES VAlIDATE – VOLCANOES – Monitoring their interaction with diverse Earth and human environments
Convener: Luca De Siena
Thu, 12 Apr, 19:00–20:00 / Room 2.31/RED Level

Please refer to the event flyer for further details.