Summer School on Geodynamics and Magmatic Processes (2007)

Summer School on Geodynamics and Magmatic Processes

Lake Mývatn near Krafla volcano,
Northern Volcanic Zone, Iceland 
August 20-29, 2007

The summer school is a venue for graduate students and post-docs to meet with an international group of researchers dedicated to the theme of the summer school with the aim of gaining further insights in geodynamics and magmatic processes. The summer school is a mixture of talks by invited speakers, presentation by participants, and field trips to relevant geological localities in the Northern Volcanic Zone of Iceland. The school is sponsored by Nordforsk and Nordvulk, Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland.

The school will be opened in the evening of August 20, 2007 in Reykjavík, followed by a field trip from south to north Iceland on August 21. The following seven days will include 4 days of oral and poster presentations, and 3 field trips (including the site of the 1975-84 Krafla rifting episode, the Askja caldera and its 1875 eruptive products, and a unique subaerial rift-transform intersection in N-Iceland). The school will end with a field trip back to Reykjavik on August 29.

Organizing committee:
Freysteinn Sigmundsson (Nordic Volc. Centre, Inst. of Earth Sciences, Univ. of Iceland)
David P. Hill (U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California, USA)
Reidar G. Trønnes (Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Norway)
Peter La Femina (Pennsylvania State University, USA)

Main contact:  Freysteinn Sigmundsson, email:

Costs: All participants are required to pay a registration fee of 28000 Icelandic kronas (about US $400), their travel to and from Iceland, as well as accommodation in Iceland before and after the school.

For students and post-docs based in Nordic institutions (Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland) the cost of hotel accommodation and meals during the school is covered by NordForsk. Students from other countries need to cover the cost of 87000 Icelandic kronas (about US$ 1300) for hotel accommodation and meals at the venue, and their travel to and from Iceland. We encourage the applicants to seek funding for their own expenditures.


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