International Volcanological Field School announces 2014 field trips to Kamchatka, Russia: Karymsky Volcano: July 12-26, 2014; Mutnovsky/Gorely Volcanoes: July 27 – August 9, 2014. Photo above: 2013 team in the crater of Mutnovsky Volcano, Courtesy of the International Volcanological School.
Department of Geology and Geophysics at The University of Alaska Fairbanks offers this two-week field class in volcanology in cooperation with the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (IVS), Kamchatka Branch of Geophysical Survey (KBGS), and the Kamchatka State University (KSU) in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia.
Fumaroles in the crater of Mutnovsky Volcano. Photo credit: International Volcanological Field School
- Understanding volcanic processes through direct examination of their products.
- Hands-on experience conducting scientific field work in a harsh environment.
- Introduction to volcano research and monitoring techniques.
- Introduction to a wide range of volcanic phenomena and research opportunities in the North Pacific subduction region.
- Discussion of current controversies and themes in volcanology.
Summit crater lake of Gorely Volcano with Mutnovsky Volcano in the background. Photo credit: International Volcanological Field School
The field school in Kamchatka is typically attended by 20 students. The field trips serve as an introduction to volcanology with focus on volcanic processes and their products. Yet, the course provides experience conducting field works in harsh environment. Working with peers from other countries provides an excellent experience.
Curious young bear visiting camp in Kamchatka. Photo credit: International Volcanological Field School