This workshop is co-sponsored by the AXA Research Fund, Bristol's Cabot Institute and the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol.
The specific motivation is the launch of Kathy Cashman’s AXA-sponsored Research Chair at Bristol.
This one-day workshop will explore the multiple facets of environmental risk through the theme of volcanoes and society.
Challenges to developing sustainable societies include not only
understanding the physical processes responsible for generating specific
hazards, but also the impacts of those hazards on all aspects of the
built and human environments. Key to bridging between physical process
and impact is development of knowledge and communication networks
capable of bringing together practitioners of different disciplines.
In the morning, we will foster interaction among AXA-funded graduate
students and postdoctoral researchers by combining a Master Class taught
by Cashman with poster presentations from the students (to which everyone is invited).
the afternoon, we will motivate cross-disciplinary conversations among a
broad group of students and professionals using three themed sessions,
each with two speakers and a chair:
- Volcanology and climate
- Modern impacts of volcanic eruptions
- Social perspectives on volcanic disasters.
Speakers will be asked to develop questions that call for multidisciplinary solutions.
Chaired round table discussions following each session will provide
the opportunity for small groups to explore different themes that will
be shared with the larger group in a summary session.
Cashman will end the afternoon session will end with a plenary talk, which will be followed by a drinks reception for all participants.
Programme and registration at: http://volcanoesandsociety.eventbrite.co.uk/