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2023 Activities

2023 Activities

IAVCEI Scientific Assembly 2023 in Rotorua, Aotearoa New Zealand

After being postponed (twice!), the IAVCEI Scientific Assembly was held in Rotorua in January. More details can be found at the IAVCEI Scientific Assembly website. The ECR-Net working group organised several events, including a documentary screening, a careers panel, and a panel on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity. The working group also co-facilitate a virtual quiz, run by the ECR Volcano Reading Rendezvous.


A pre-conference workshop gave ECRs the opportunity to hear from and interact with a range of experts with different career trajectories.

Fire of Love

ECR-Net facilitated a social event structured around the screening of the documentary Fire of Love (2022), about renowned French volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft.

Volcanologists—who are we and where are we going?

ECR-Net facilitated an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity (EDI) panel discussion event, based on the recent open-access article by Janine Kavanagh and others: Volcanologists—who are we and where are we going?. The article reflects on “the progress of EDI in volcanology by presenting data related to memberships of international volcanology organisations, positions on volcanology committees, volcanology awards and lead-authorship on volcanology papers”. It provided a springboard for enthusiastic discussion in a packed room.

28th IUGG General Assembly in Berlin, Germany

IUGG (the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics) is an umbrella organisation of eight associations, including IAVCEI. General Assembly meetings are usually held once every four years. This year marked the first time that early-career events were organised at the executive level: this included a social event and an IUGG “Big Theme” on Early Career Scientists – Needs, Wishes and Demands. ECR-Net working group members helped organise the cross-association social event—food! beverages! networking!—and facilitated a semi-formal survey of attendees perspectives on a range of early career topics. These data were used to structure the inter-association panel discussion the next day. A panellist from IAVCEI was present, and ECR-Net representation in the audience made sure IAVCEI’s perspectives were included in the discussion.

Some photos from the social event

Some photos from the panel discussion

The IUGG General Assembly is also when the IAVCEI annual general meeting is held. The new Executive Committee was welcomed in, including Dr Joali Paredes, who joins as the Early Career member of the IAVCEI Executive Committee.