New members of the working group

New members of the working group

We are happy to welcome the newly elected members of the ECR-Net Working Group, and bid a fond farewell to the members who are rotating out of the group. Stay tuned for more updates!

October 2020 – The ECR-net working group is recruiting new members

October 2020 – The ECR-net working group is recruiting new members

Do you want to help support our fantastic community and improve career development and well-being? The IAVCEI’s Early-Career Researcher Network (ECR-Net) is renewing its working group, and seeking 5 motivated and enthusiastic new ECR members. The aim of the working...

2023 conference highlights

2023 conference highlights

2023 has seen two of the IAVCEI community’s biggest conferences, usually held two years apart from each other. Check out our recent activities page to find out how the ECR-Net was getting involved!

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Early-Career Researchers Network

Meet the current ECR-Net Working Group members (2015-2017)

Meet the current ECR-Net Working Group members (2015-2017) Go to the webpage

Volcano Links

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Memorandum of Understanding

About IAVCEI’s Early-Career Researchers Network

The IAVCEI ECR-Net is a global group of volcanology researchers dedicated to connecting Early-Career Researchers in volcanology and related subdisciplines worldwide, and providing them with useful resources for career development.

The IAVCEI Early-Career Researchers Network (ECR-Net) was established during the IAVCEI 2013 conference in Kagoshima (Japan) by a group of Early-Career enthusiasts and then-IAVCEI President Ray Cas, in order to (1) support career development, (2) form an active network and (3) coordinate specific activities for early-career volcanologists. Since then, the ECR-Net working group has held several social meetings, interacted with IAVCEI’s Executive Committee, set up ECR discussion platforms on social media, organised virtual panels, as well as developed ECR-dedicated programs during major conferences (e.g. IAVCEI General Assembly, Cities on Volcanoes conference, IUGG General Assembly).

Ongoing efforts include the following:

Supporting career development

  • Hold workshops at IAVCEI-sponsored meetings: Q&A sessions with senior scientists, scientific CV writing, job opportunities, publishing, grant proposal writing, etc.;
  • Hold virtual Q&A panels with members of the research community to discuss career development;
  • Develop an online forum for Q&A with senior scientists, linking to job opportunities, etc.

Forming an active network to share resources

  • Use social media (Facebook, Twitter, VHUB) as informal ways to distribute ECR-specific information,g., international funding and partnership opportunities, ECR-Net activities, etc.;
  • Produce an ECR-Net newsletter highlighting cutting-edge research by early-career volcanologists worldwide (within IAVCEI News);
  • Highlight ECR news and science from listservs, websites, and journals.

Co-ordinate early-career specific activities at IAVCEI assemblies and involvement in IAVCEI

  • Increase opportunities for ECR involvement and recognition, e.g., develop an award to recognize early career scientists, and/or dedicated ECR events.
  • Increase involvement of early-career researchers in convening sessions and IAVCEI commissions;
  • Hold early-career specific pre-/post-conference workshops to provide training, networking and feedback/advice on presentations of other topics of early-career interest.