First Symposium on the Central Volcanic Zone of the Andes

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First Symposium on the Central Volcanic Zone of the Andes

On behalf of Núcleo de Investigación en Riesgo Volcánico – Ckelar Volcanes (Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile), Instituto Geofísico del Perú (IGP), Instituto Geológico, Minero y Metalúrgico del Perú (INGEMMET) and Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (Bolivia), and sponsored by IAVCEI and ALVO, we invite members of the international volcanological community to participate in the 1st Symposium on the Central Volcanic Zone of the Andes, which will be held between 30 June and 2 July 2021 in a virtual format.

The symposium’s objective is to share and discuss the past, current, and future contributions to the knowledge of this very active volcanic area and promote collaborations among the participants and their institutions.

The symposium will have three formats of presentations: Keynote speakers (25 minutes + 5 minutes for questions), oral (15 minutes + 5 minutes for questions), and posters (with 2 minutes oral pitch). Attendees without presentations are also welcome. The symposium is scheduled to take place from 13:00 to 17:00 hrs UTC.

The deadline for registration to the symposium is Monday 31 May 2021 and can be done exclusively at the following link:

No abstract is required, but the title of the presentation, the thematic session, and the preferred presentation format (oral or poster) must be indicated. The symposium is completely free to access (no fee or registration payment is needed). The official language of the symposium is English; however, presentations in Spanish can be considered (simultaneous translation will not be available).

Thematic sessions:

1. Deep magmatic processes

We invite contributions on field observations, petrological, geochemical, and isotopic data, analogue models of dike propagation, and experimental petrology of magma ascent, as well as diffusion timescale records based on the distributions of the chemical compositions in minerals. Similar topics related to deep magmatic process are also welcome.

2. Geodynamics related to volcanism

Contributions related to physics of volcanic processes, geological cartography, geomorphology, structural geology, regional tectonics, among others, are welcome. We encourage to present data from field studies, geophysical methods, numerical and analogue modeling of volcanic processes, GIS analysis.

3. Superficial volcanic processes

We invite contributions related to field studies, volcanic stratigraphy, geophysical methods, numerical and analogue modelling of volcanic processes, GIS analysis, petrological studies focused on magma plumbing systems and eruption dynamics.

4. Monogenetic volcanism

We invite contributions focused on field studies, geophysical methods, GIS analysis, morphometry, petrography, geochemistry, tectonics, among others, of monogenetic volcanoes.

5. Polygenetic volcanism

We invite contributions focused on field studies, geophysical methods, GIS analysis, morphometry, petrography, geochemistry, tectonics, eruptive histories, among others, of polygenetic volcanoes such as stratovolcanoes and collapse calderas.

6. Geophysics applied to volcanism

We invite contributions on all types of multidisciplinary investigations related to volcanic seismology, seismic noise tomography, innovative techniques for the analysis of seismic data collected in volcanic systems, modeling of the reservoir and fluid rise zones, remote sensing data using optical satellite images, InSAR and GPS data, among others.

7. Fluid geochemistry

Contributions related to the use of in situ and remote gas measurements, interpretation of fluid geochemical data, construction of theoretical models, and estimation of geothermal potential based exclusively on magmatic and hydrothermal geochemical data are welcome.

8. Volcanic hazards and risks

In this session, we encourage contributions related to objective and replicable mapping techniques and methodologies of volcanic hazards and risks, knowledge and experiences with numerical models, and the development of protocols for the proper use of these analyzes by the community.

9. Cultural implications of volcanism

This session calls on contributions that compile and present legends and/or cultural implications of volcanoes in the Central Volcanic Zone of the Andes in a wide spectrum of topics as mythology, legends, art, archaeology, anthropology, among others.

10. Geoheritage and geoconservation

In this session, we invite contributions about Central Volcanic Zone geoheritage/geoconservation projects, tourism, and geotourism on volcanoes; ongoing research on the feasibility of providing an alternative way of developing the region through geotourism; as well as comparative studies on other volcanic regions outside the Central Volcanic Zone.

Further information can be found by writing to or visit

Kind regards

Organizing committee

Organizing committee:

Núcleo de Investigación en Riesgo Volcánico – Ckelar Volcanes (Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile)

Felipe Aguilera

Alfredo Esquivel 

Cristóbal González

Rodrigo González 

Manuel Inostroza

Susana Layana

María Paz Reyes-Hardy (Supported by Université di Genéve, Switzerland)

Pablo Salazar

Alexander Scheinost

José Pablo Sepúlveda (Supported by Università degli Study di Firenze, Italia)

Gabriel Ureta (Supported by CIGIDEN – Centro de Investigación para la Gestión Integrada del Riesgo de Desastres, Chile)

Instituto Geofísico del Perú (IGP, Perú)

Luisa Macedo

Marco Rivera

Instituto Geológico, Minero y Metalúrgico del Perú (INGEMMET, Perú)

Rigoberto Aguilar

Nélida Manríquez

Jersy Mariño

Instituto de Investigaciones Geológicas y del Medio Ambiente (Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, Bolivia)

Néstor Jiménez

Rodrigo Iriarte

CONICET (Argentina)

Pablo Grosse