The next open call for networking activities will be in the autumn of 2013
Participation in all MeMoVolc activities will be subject to open calls announced on the MeMoVolc web site. Calls are open to scientists from all ESF member states, but priority will be given to those from the contributing member organisations, or to people collaborating with those organisations.
Priority will also be given to networking activities falling in these categories:
- Pre-eruption precursors and triggers
- Eruption states and regime transitions (mechanisms and signals)
- Multiparameter measurements on pyroclastic products and inversion techniques
- Multiparameter remote sensing and inversion techniques
- Models of volcano eruption dynamics and their experimental validation
- Importation of research expertise to the volcano observatories
Scientific travel grants
Scientific travel grants for short (up to 15 days) and exchange (15 days to 3 months) visits between laboratories and/or volcano observatories for the purposes of networking on specific projects. Travel grants will form the backbone of the network by building collaborations and sharing data, resources and analytical, computational and monitoring facilities. Grants will be attributed preferentially, but not uniquely, to young scientists.
Two scales of scientific meeting are recognized by the ESF.
Conferences (40-50 participants). Two conferences have already been planned by the MeMoVolc steering committee for the lifetime of the network
- 'Measuring and modelling volcano eruption dynamics 1' (Clermont-Ferrand, 17-18 January 2012; organiser: T.H. Druitt). This initial strategic conference took place in early 2012, with the aims of launching the network, identifying key scientific objectives, setting up working groups, and planning practical details of networking campaigns.
- 'Measuring and modelling volcano eruption dynamics 2' (spring 2016; venu and organiser to be fixed). This closing conference will act as a forum for the presentation of the programme achievements.
Workshops (10-15 participants). These will bring together a small group of experts in order to focus on a specific issue or scientific question.
Summer schools (about 30 participants) will be problem-based, trans-disciplinary, and will involve looking at volcanic systems from different perspectives and using different methods. They will be aimed at researchers at PhD and postdoctoral levels, and will involve round-table brainstorming initiatives on specific cutting edge problems. Three summer schools are planned by the MeMoVolc Steering Committee, each lasting 7 days:
- 'Volcanic ash: from magma to aviation impact' (Catania, summer 2012; organisers A. Neri, M. Coltelli and T. Druitt)
- 'Magmatic volatiles: from reservoir to atmosphere' (Iceland, summer 2013; organisers O. Sigmarsson and colleagues)
- 'Volcanic unrest: linking subsurface physical processes to surface signals' (summer 2014; venue to be decided)
- Summer school courses will be made available online for free access
- Special issues of journals resulting from conferences and workshops
- A graduate-level textbook on techniques in modern volcanology