Partnership for Volcanological Research and Education

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Bezymianny in 2008

Bezyimianny Volcano in July 2008 by Pavel Izbekov.

Welcome to the U.S.-Russia Partnership for Volcanological Research and Education website. The goal of this partnership, led by the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks in the U.S. and the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology in Russia, is to study the causes and mechanics of explosive volcanism and sector collapse while strengthening ties between scientists in the United States and Russia. This program is one of several international projects funded over a long period by the NSF, called Partnerships in International Research and Education (PIRE). Current work is focused on Bezymianny volcano in Kamchatka, Russia, with related studies at Shiveluch volcano in Kamchatka and Mt. St. Helens in Washington.

In addition to UAF and IVS, our program has involved students and scientists from several US and Russian universities.

News and Announcements

Feb. 3, 2009: Application materials for the year 2009 are posted here.

Jan. 30, 2009: As discussed at the Fall AGU meeting, the new Collaborative tool is under development at http://sites.google.com/site/pirekamchatka/. Please contact Pavel if you have difficulties accessing it.

Jan. 15, 2009: We will have a PIRE-Kamchatka workshop and then a scientific session during the 2009 JKASP meeting in Fairbanks. Please visit http://gps.alaska.edu/JKASP/ for details. Abstracts are due by March 1, 2009.

Previous announcements.

Bezymianny by Ozerov

October 2007 pyroclastic flow at Bezymianny. Photo by Ozerov, November 2007