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Patrick Allard elected President of IAVCEI

Patrick Allard elected President of IAVCEI

Publication date: 17/05/2019

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Patrick Allard, emeritus CNRS research director in the Volcanic Systems team at the IPGP, has been elected president of the IAVCEI(International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior) for the 2019-2023 quadrennium. He will be inducted on 14 July in Montreal at the General Assembly of the IUGG (International Union of Geophysics and Geodesy), where the centenary of IAVCEI will be celebrated.

A specialist in the study of volcanic outgassing, Patrick Allard obtained his doctorate at the IPGP/Université Paris 7, then a state doctorate at the CEA, before working as a CNRS researcher in various French institutes (CFR, LSCE, Lab. Pierre Süe, IPGP) and abroad (Italy, Japan, Singapore). He was only the 3rd French president of international volcanology in a century (after Alfred Lacroix, 1922-1927, and Albert Michel-Lévy, 1936-1948) and the very first president to come from volcanic gas research.

About the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior

The IAVCEI, which has a membership of between 1100 and 1700, has as its principal mission to promote :

  • fundamental research in volcanology,
  • interactions between the various disciplines (petrology-geochemistry of igneous rocks, geochemistry, geophysics, geochronology, magma transfer dynamics in the mantle and crust, genesis of metalliferous deposits, etc.), and
  • international efforts to predict and limit the impact of volcanic disasters.

The IAVCEI, which is made up of thematic commissions and task groups, also manages the international journal Bulletin of Volcanology.

IAVCEI website

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