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Cities on Volcanoes 10
SEPTEMBER 2-7 2018

Artwork of Gennaro Regina

‘Millennia of Stratification
between Human Life and Volcanoes:
strategies for coexistence’
In collaboration with: www.citiesonvolcanoes10.com

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Cities and Volcanoes
The Cities and Volcanoes Commission of IAVCEI aims to provide a linkage between the
volcanology community and emergency managers, to serve as a conduit for exchange of
ideas and experience between “volcano cities”, and to promote multi-disciplinary applied
research, involving the collaboration of physical and social scientists and city officials.
The Commission selected Napoli as the venue for the Cities on Volcanoes Conference in 2018.

Invitation to Participate
The Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), in collaboration with the
Associazione Italiana di Vulcanologia (AIV), Dipartimento della Protezione Civile (DPC),
Parco Nazionale del Vesuvio, Regione Campania, Comune di Napoli and the Università
di Napoli Federico II, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, dell’Ambiente e delle Risorse
(DISTAR), invite to partecipate at the 10th edition of Cities on Volcanoes (CoV10) to be held
on 2 – 7 September in the city of Napoli, Italy.
The title of CoV 10 is “Millennia of Stratification between Human Life and Volcanoes:
strategies for coexistence” and intends to focus the attention of the Conference on the
inherent resilience of human societies to volcanic risk, as millennia of coexistence with
volcanoes prove that volcanic environments are fundamentally perceived as resources. At
the same time, building and strengthening this resilience in modern and complex societies
exposed to volcanic risk, especially on volcanoes with long periods of dormancy where risk
is poorly perceived, is a great challenge.

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Volcanism in the Neapolitan Area
Italy is one of the most highly exposed countries to volcanic risk. The Neapolitan area in
particular, with the two active explosive volcanoes of Vesuvio and Campi Flegrei, as well as
the active volcanic island of Ischia, is the region with the highest volcanic risk in Italy and
indeed one of the highest in the world. The Metropolitan City of Napoli, with its more than
3 million people and a population density of about 2,700 inhabitants/km2, is one of the best
examples of Cities on Volcanoes.
The city of Napoli partially lies, with its western sector, within the still active and restless
Campi Flegrei caldera, while its eastern periphery is at the foot of the western slopes
of Somma-Vesuvio. The two volcanoes, separated by the Sebeto alluvial plain, are very
different. The Somma-Vesuvio (last eruption 1944) is a strato-cone, 1281 m high and visible
from all the Campanian area, while the Campi Flegrei is a more complex caldera system,
composed of many hills that are either remnants of volcanoes predating the main caldera
collapses or younger monogenetic volcanoes (last eruption 1538).

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The active volcanoes in the Neapolitan area may produce effusive and explosive eruptions,
the latter being associated with higher hazard. The most severe hazards arise from ash
fallout and pyroclastic flows generated by explosive eruptions involving the formation of a
large volcanic column with partial collapses. Pyroclastic flows are considered so destructive
that the only counter-measure is the complete evacuation of the risk zone at the very onset
of the volcanic crisis and before the eruptive phase occurs.

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Scientific Issues and Call for Session
CoV10 at Napoli will develop themes focused on “Millennia of Stratification between Human
Life and Volcanoes: strategies for coexistence” that are closely related with the objectives
of The Science and Technology Roadmap to Support the Implementation of the Sendai
Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 of United Nations.
We invite to submit session proposals for the Cities on Volcanoes 10 on the main scientific
topics related to these specific symposia:

Symposium 1: Multi-disciplinary approaches to improve the understanding
of volcano dynamics and hazards
Suggested Topics:
• Volcanic processes: magma transport, storage and eruption
• Bridging the long term field geology-based record with the short term monitoring-based
• Time and length scales of precursors and unrest phase
• Eruptive scenarios, occurrence probabilities and mapping volcanic hazards and their
• Hazards on Volcanic Islands
• Hazard related to mass movements in volcanic and peri-volcanic areas

Symposium 2: Assessing and managing volcanic risk
Suggested topics:
• Risk mitigation strategies: understanding local and specific requirements, and public
• Communicating volcanic hazards and risk, and the relationships between knowledge
and responsibility
• Volcanic emergency and false alarms
• Leadership and coordination mechanisms
• Learning from past experiences: post-eruptive reviews and sharing best practices
and failures

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Symposium 3: Cities on Volcanoes: enhancing preparedness and resilience
Suggested topics:
• Impact of explosive volcanic activities and human resilience Best practices in “Build
Back Better”
• This is my volcano! Learning to love and respect our territory as a practice to enhance
relationships between human communities and volcanoes
• Volcanoes as resources: Geothermal exploration, Geotourism and Geoparks
• Volcanic hazard/risk and Media
• The official language of the Conference is the English

Workshops and Courses
To be held either before or after the meeting. We invite to submit  workshop/
courses proposals related to Cities on Volcanoes 10 symposia.

Preliminary Field Trip Program
• The metropolitan city of Napoli and its active volcanoes: Campi Flegrei and Vesuvio
• The eruptive activity of Mount Etna and its impact on the urban area
• Geothermal resources in volcanic regions and public acceptance: The Roman
Geothermal Province
• Present state and dynamics of Etna by Monitoring System

• The Campi Flegrei caldera, post caldera volcanism and Bradyseism from Roman times
to the present
• Somma-Vesuvio volcanic history and impact of the 79 AD eruption in archaeological
• Napoli and its volcanic tuffs: cavities and monuments

• Ischia volcanic island: volcanic history and hazard
• The Neapolitan volcanoes as source for landslides
• Etna and Aeolian Islands volcanic systems and their volcanic hazard
• Present state and dynamics of Neapolitan Volcanoes by Monitoring system

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The proposed field trips are delineated to show the variability of eruptive activity of the
different volcanoes of Italy and the related impact on the territory. The field excursions
mainly focusing on volcanic hazard aspects, monitoring systems and mitigation action
adopted for the communities living close to the volcanoes. Itineraries have been also
developed to discuss about the volcanoes as resources.

Dates and costs will be announced in the Second Circular.

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Parallel Program
In order to extend the impact of CoV10 in the Neapolitan volcanic area, we promote the
interaction between scientists attending the conference and resident communities. In
particular, we intend to develop initiatives devoted to:

Interacting with the education system; Interacting with the local community; Interacting
with local civil protection representatives and operators

Important Dates
• July 18 2017; First Circular, opening of Web-Site, and opening of Call for Session/
• October 30 2017; Deadline for submission of Session/Workshop proposals;
• December 15 2017; II Circular (containing the scientific-technical program, with sessions,
workshops and field trips)
• February 1st 2018; Abstract submission and Registration opening
• May 1st 2018; Deadline for abstract submission
• June 15 2018; Final conference program and closing of early bird registration

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Steering Committee
Roberto Isaia Chair; Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia – Italy
Carlo Doglioni President Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia – Italy

Augusto Neri Director Volcanoes Division, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia – Italy

Roberto Sulpizio IAVCEI Secretary General, DSTG Università di Bari – Italy

Guido Giordano President of Associazione Italiana di Vulcanologia, Università Roma Tre – Italy

Chiara Cardaci Dipartimento della Protezione Civile – Italy

Domenico Calcaterra Head of DISTAR, Università di Napoli – Italy

Scientific Committee
Rosa Anna Corsaro Coordinator; Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia – Italy
Roberto Isaia Coordinator; Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia – Italy
Alessandro Aiuppa Università di Palermo – Italy

Supriyati Andreastuti Geological Agency – Indonesia

Jenny Barclay University of East Anglia – United Kingdom

Sara Barsotti Icelandic Meteorological Office - Iceland

Costanza Bonadonna University of Geneva – Switzerland

Giovanni Chiodini Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia – Italy

Antonio Costa Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia – Italy

Luca D’Auria Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias – Spain

Christopher Gregg East Tennessee State University – United States

Lorella Francalanci Università degli studi di Firenze - Italy

Salvatore Inguaggiato Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia – Italy

Riccardo Lanari Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Italy

Graham Leonard Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences – New Zealand

JeanLuc Le Pennec Observatoire de physique du globe de Clermont-Ferrand – France

Giovanni Macedonio Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia – Italy

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Joan Martì Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas – Spain

Hiromu Okada Crisis and Environment Managing Policy Institute of Hokkaido – Japan

Michael Ort Northern Arizona University – United States

Paolo Papale Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia – Italy

Natalia Pardo University of Los Andes – Colombia

Lizette Rodriguez University of Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico

Mauro Rosi Università di Pisa – Italy

Local Organizing Committee
Francesca Bianco Coordinator; Director of INGV Osservatorio Vesuviano, Napoli – Italy
Rosella Nave Coordinator; INGV Osservatorio Vesuviano, Napoli – Italy
Vincenzo Augusti INGV Osservatorio Vesuviano, Napoli – Italy

Massimo Bilotta INGV Amministrazione Centrale, Roma – Italy

Antonella Bobbio INGV Osservatorio Vesuviano, Napoli – Italy

Sandro De Vita INGV Osservatorio Vesuviano, Napoli – Italy

Mauro Di Vito INGV Osservatorio Vesuviano, Napoli – Italy

Diana Duilio INGV Osservatorio Vesuviano, Napoli – Italy

Margherita Lo Bascio INGV Osservatorio Vesuviano, Napoli – Italy

Anna Maiello INGV Osservatorio Vesuviano, Napoli – Italy

Enrica Marotta INGV Osservatorio Vesuviano, Napoli – Italy

Rosa Nappi INGV Osservatorio Vesuviano, Napoli – Italy

Monica Piochi INGV Osservatorio Vesuviano, Napoli – Italy

Valeria Siniscalchi INGV Osservatorio Vesuviano, Napoli – Italy

Fabio Sansivero INGV Osservatorio Vesuviano, Napoli – Italy

Giovanni Scarpato INGV Osservatorio Vesuviano, Napoli – Italy

Vincenzo Torello INGV Osservatorio Vesuviano, Napoli – Italy

Emilia Trimarchi INGV Osservatorio Vesuviano, Napoli – Italy
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Conference Venue
The venue meeting is located within the City of Naples, close to the INGV - Osservatorio
Vesuviano, also giving the meeting attendants the chance to visit the Monitoring System
dedicated to the Surveillance of the Neapolitan volcanoes.

Transportation Options
Napoli International Airport, is located 7.5 Km north of Napoli. Buses with stops at Piazza
Garibaldi and Piazza Municipio are frequent. Taxis are available outside the arrivals hall. It
is the largest airport in southern Italy, with around 140 national and international flights
arriving or departing daily.

The city of Napoli is provided with an underground railway system which integrates both
surface railway lines and the city’s, are noted for their decorative architecture and public
art. Moreover, the city has an extensive public transport network, including trams, buses,
funiculars and trolleybuses.

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Social Program
The official social program will include events in the city and neighbourhood tours, historical
reviews and artistic presentations. Details will be announced in the Second Circular.

Registration Fees
Early bird Registration 01 February 2018- 15 June 2018

Late Registration 16 June 2018- 15 August 2018

Participant Category Early bird Late

Life member IAVCEI Euro 450 Euro 500

Regular member IAVCEI Euro 500 Euro 550

Student member IAVCEI Euro 200 Euro 250

Non member of IAVCEI Euro 600 Euro 650

Student non member of IAVCEI Euro 250 Euro 300

Accompanying person Euro 350 Euro 400

Non accademic local participant Euro 50 Euro 100

The Pre-Registartion Form is available at www.citiesonvolcanoes10.com

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For Further Information please contact:
Francesca Bianco
Roberto Isaia
Rosella Nave
Via Diocleziano 328, 80124
Napoli – ITALY
Phone: +390816108524
E-mail: cov10@ingv.it

• Napoli city centre with Somma-Vesuvio in the background, page 3;
• Napoli; Crater of Vesuvio with city of Napoli and Campi Flegrei in the background, page 4;
• Yellow stratified tuff at Castel dell’Ovo, page 5;
• La Fossa crater of Vulcano Island with islands of the Aeolian archipelago in the background, page 8.