MAAR8 Conference Kamchatka August 2020

CVL would like to draw your attention to the upcoming MAAR8 Conference to be held ib Petropavlovsk-Kamtchatsky in late August 2020.

The Conference proposes a “Maar Lake session” where our work can be presented to a broader volcanological community.

Needless to say that MAAR8 includes exciting field trips, pre-, intra- and post-conference.

We hope to meet you in Kamchatka next summer.


Maly Semiachik crater lake. Pic by Dmitry Melnikov



Fall Meeting, Pantelleria Island, Sicily 23-28 September 2019

Fall Meeting: Different perspectives and approaches to study volcanic lakes

Pantelleria Island, Sicily, 23-28 September 2019



The aim of the Fall Meeting is to experience a common scientific activity at the shoreline of the Specchio di Venere Lake at Pantelleria Island (southern Italy), the “Black Pearl” of the Mediterranean. The participants, students as well as young and senior researchers, will be encouraged to promote discussions on the main themes concerning the methodological approaches that can be used to investigate volcanic lakes under a multidisciplinary umbrella. In situ measurements of physical-chemical parameters and collection of samples for lab analysis will be carried out at the lake. The meeting is addressed to: Geochemists, Limnologists, Biologists, Volcanologists etc.


Register HERE

Important dates:

Registration deadline: 1 June 2019

Abstract submission deadline: 1 August 2019

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We present: the new CVL Leaders and Steering Committee members

During the business meeting of the CVL10-New Zealand Workshop (March 2019, Taupo) the new Co-Leaders were unanimously elected by the CVL Community present in New Zealand. After nine years, Dmitri Rouwet has stepped back as CVL-Leader (now webmaster) and has been replaced by Jennifer Lewicki (USGS-Menlo Park, CA) and Corentin Caudron (Université de Savoie, France).

Takeshi Ohba (Tokai University, Japan), former CVL-Secretary (2010-2013), left the Steering Committee and proposed Akihiko Terada (Kusatsu-Shirane Volcano Observatory, TIT, Japan) to replace him. Bertram Boehrer decided to leave the Steering Committee. We’d like to thank Takeshi-san and Bertram for their proactive work and dedication to CVL for many years.

Other newcomers in the CVL-Steering Committee are the young researchers Céline Mandon (Yachay Tech University, Urcuqui, Ecuador) and Maarten de Moor (OVSICORI, Costa Rica). Welcome Céline, Maarten and Akihiko!

The fully updated CVL-Steering Committee is presented here.






Active crater lake session, IUGG General Assembly, Montréal


V12 – Geochemistry and Geophysics of Active Crater Lakes

Convener: Joop Varekamp (USA)

Co-Conveners: Corentin Caudron (Singapore), Dmitri Rouwet (Italy)

Active crater lakes provide the opportunity to watch inside magmatic-hydrothermal systems. The proto-type setting of “wet volcanoes” makes crater lakes prone to phreatic eruptions. Multidisciplinary approaches, by combining geophysical and geochemical measurements, and numerical and probabilistic modelling, have recently proven to be promising means to possibly reveal precursory signals of phreatic and phreatomagmatic eruptions. Hence, this section seeks contributions on how to measure and monitor crater lakes in relation with the activity of the underlying volcanoes.

Volcanic Lake Session SOGEI Congress, Parma, Italy


16-19 September 2019, Parma, Italy

P44. Volcanic lakes: multi-methodological and multi-disciplinary approaches for the characterization of the geosphere-biosphere interactions
Conveners: Dmitri Rouwet (INGV), Stefano Fazi (IRSA CNR), Jacopo Cabassi (UNIFI)
Corresponding e-mail:

In this session, we welcome contributions focusing on peculiar approaches and methods of investigation of volcanic lakes from the geochemical, biological and limnological perspective. Studied lakes may be volcanic lakes from little maars to giant calderas, heated and acidic lakes, Nyos-type lakes (from the Lake Nyos gas disaster in Cameroon in 1986, when a limnic eruption occurred releasing huge amounts of CO2), bio-activity lakes (prone to the development of CO2(CH4)-rich gas reservoirs at depth mediated by bacterial activity), as well as lakes simulating the characteristics of a volcanic lake such as anthropic gas-rich lakes, sinkholes, etc. The aim is to encourage the expertise exchange among scientists in the study of microcosms such as limnic systems of volcanic environments, especially favouring the discussion and the development of new multidisciplinary and methodological research approaches, to shed light on the interactions occurring between geosphere and biosphere.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 20 May 2019

Extension registration deadline CVL10-New Zealand

The scientific program of CVL10-New Zealand is taking shape.
We would like to thank many of you who will contribute to the excellent and original scientific discussion that will take place in Taupo in March.
We inform you that the registration deadline for CVL10-New Zealand is
EXTENDED UNTIL 22 February 2019
Please register ONLINE through (for the scientific sessions only format, 350 NZD$)
and (for the full program, 1050 NZD$)
Information on the full program of CVL10-New Zealand can be found here:
We hope to greet many of you on the shore of Lake Taupo next month.


Abstracts have been rolling in the last couple of days. Thanks to all the wonderfull contributions, CVL10 promises to be an exciting event.

A last step is still needed before heading to Lake Taupo…

Please register ONLINE to participate to CVL10-New Zealand by

31 JANUARY 2019

If you wish to attend only the sessions, proceed to this site:

COST: 350 NZ$ (approx. 210 €)


If you are intending to attend the full workshop, go to this site:

COST: 1050 NZ$ (approx. 630 €)

Click HERE for the full program of CVL10-New Zealand.

Ruapehu (New Zealand) picture by C. Miller