stands for the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry
of the Earth's Interior. The Association
represents the primary international focus for:
(1) research in volcanology,
(2) efforts to mitigate volcanic disasters, and
(3) research into closely related disciplines,
such as igneous geochemistry and petrology, geochronology, volcanogenic mineral
deposits, and the physics of the generation and
ascent of magmas in the upper mantle and crust. ...
The major activity of the Commission in recent years has been through its Sub-Commission on Decade Volcanoes. This represents the primary IAVCEI contribution to the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR). The aim of the Decade Volcanoes project is to direct attention to a small number of selected, active volcanoes world-wide and to encourage the establishment of a range of research and public-awareness activities aimed at enhancing an understanding of the volcanoes and the hazards posed by them.
Excerpt from: IAVCEI Website HomePage, 1998
The following 16 nominated Decade Volcanoes have been accepted by the IAVCEI Sub-Commission