Understanding and quantifying hazards related to volcanic activity (including Plinius Medal Lecture) (co-organized)
Convener: Antonio Costa  | Co-Conveners: Costanza Bonadonna , Raphael Paris , James Goff , Alexander Belousov , Matthew Watson , Arnau Folch 
Oral Programme
 / Tue, 05 Apr, 10:30–12:00  / 13:30–17:00  / Room 4
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Tue, 05 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Display Tue, 05 Apr, 08:00–19:30  / Halls X/Y
Volcanic eruptions are devastating natural phenomena. The diversity of volcanic activities can generate different hazards and impacts on people
and land and require different approaches to hazard assessment. Due to complexity and highly nonlinear processes involved, assessment of
volcanic hazards must be based on a multidisciplinary approach. Numerical models of volcanic systems, laboratory studies, field observations and
statistical analyses make a basis for an accurate understanding of volcanic hazards and consequent development of complex protection plans.
This session is thus aimed to bring together modellers, field geologists, hazards assessors and risk managers in order to discuss modern
methods of hazard assessment related to volcanic systems. Presentations that combine different methods for hazard assessment and risk
mitigation are particularly welcomed.