IAVCEI 5th Volcanic Geology Workshop

Palmerston North and Ohakune, New Zealand
25 February – 4 March 2019

The IAVCEI 5th Volcanic Geology Workshop consists of an on-campus workshop (one day) with presentations and discussions and field trip (six days) to the Taupo Volcanic Zone active and young volcanic terrains.

Ruapehu Laha

About the Workshop

Building on the learnings of previous workshops, the Fifth Volcanic Geology Workshop will provide field-based experience for the participants to see the volcanic facies architecture of active but long-lived intermediate composite to silicic caldera volcanoes in an atypical arc setting along the Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand.

Participants will visit iconic locations from where basic concepts in volcanology emerged such as ignimbrite depositions, volcaniclastic sedimentary respond to major volcanic eruptions, ring plain concepts of stratovolcanoes, volcano collapses and their landscape modifying effects, small volume monogenetic volcanism associated with central volcanoes and application of tephrastratigraphy and chronology in development of mapping units. Read more... 

Thermal activity

Conference themes

The single day workshop will be arranged into 3 major themes:

1)  Volcanic Geology of Ancient [pre-Pliocene] Terrains

2) Volcanic Geology of Modern (post-Pliocene] and active settings and

3) Volcanic Geology and Geological Mapping

Each of these themes will be introduced by an invited 30 minutes plenary talks [invitation to deliver these talks will be communicated directly with the potential presenters]

Each of the themes can allow 12 presentations that will be selected by the Scientific Advisory Board. The selected presenters will have a 5 minutes, 2 slide Power Point option to introduce their work to the audience.

Taranaki distal ring plain deposits



Scientific Advisory Board

Ruapehu Lava flow

Programme and locations

The conference consists of one day of workshops and six days of field trips.
Sport and Rugby Institute, Massey University, Palmerston North is the location for the workshops - being hosted on the Massey University campus. It is in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand.
Ohakune is in the middle of the North Island, in the volcanic zone.
Other practical information - hotels, regions, geology, transportation.

Submitting an abstract

Abstract should be submitted by using the available template - you can attach that electronically below. Abstracts should be maximum two pages.

The submitted abstracts will be included in the Geoscience Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publications.

Submission Deadline - 1 December 2018

Submit your abstract



Deadline for registrations: now closed.

Please email Karoly Nemeth directly to inquire if a place is available.

  • Registration is open to IAVCEI members only.
  • $1400.00 NZ (approx 800 Euro).
  • Registration includes:
  • Welcome Hangi and drink on the 25 February afternoon

  • Coffee, snack and lunch on 26 February workshop day

  • Dinner on the 26 February workshop day

  • Fieldtrip starting from the morning 27 February and returning to Palmerston North on the 4 March evening, including


  • Accommodation in Ohakune and New Plymouth [on the basis of 2, 3 and 4 person shared apartments];

  • Breakfast on the 28 Feb, 1 March, 2 March, 3 March and 4 March;

  • Packed lunch on the 27 Feb, 28 Feb, 1 March, 2 March, 3 March and 4 March;

  • Dinner [a choice of 2 meals] on the 27 Feb, 28 Feb, 1 March, 2 March and 3 March

  • Hotel transfer [limited and requested basis] on the 26 Feb Workshop Day

  • Palmerston North Airport transfer on the 5 March

  • Printed Conference Abstract Volume and Field Guide [electronic version of the volume will be distributed to the participants]

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Sponsored by

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