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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 11th-13th January 2012

The 2010 Eyafjallajökull eruption demonstrated that active volcanism on magmatic rifts can have a considerable impact on society, even well beyond its immediate location. In the past decade, new findings from active magmatic rifts on the continents, rifted margins and mid-ocean ridges have shown the importance of magmatism in governing the style of continental rifting and seafloor spreading. The meeting is being held to mark the end of the 5-year Afar Rift Consortium project and will bring together people investigating the causes and impact of magmatic rifting and active volcanism in a variety of tectonic settings to share their latest findings. The meeting will be wide in scope, and we encourage contributions that encompass processes occurring from the deep mantle to the surface.

The conference will cover the following themes:

There will be a variety of field trips before and after the conference including:

International scientific committee:

We are awaiting confirmation from other committee members that will add strength in the area of geothermal and petroleum resources in magmatic rifts.

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