Dr Katy Chamberlain presenting at international conferences

Our very own Dr Katy Chamberlain recently presented volcanological research on the 2021 Cumbre Vieja eruption at La Palma at two international conferences- the annual European Geosciences Union (EGU) meeting, in Vienna Austria, and the hybrid JpGU annual meeting in Japan (online).  At both conferences Dr. Chamberlain presented the research funded by the NERC urgency proposal held at Teesside University, looking at how the magmas that fed the 3 month long eruption evolved over time. The data from analysing lava and tephra samples show a clear change in how magmas evolved during the eruption which will be linked to monitoring records of the eruptive event. Alongside presenting scientific research, Katy was also a panellist at a ‘Great Debate’ at EGU, where a group of panellist discussed challenges and potential solutions for making geochemical data open and FAIR to increase their longevity and reuse in future studies. This included talking about how the OneGeochemistry initiative can be structured to ensure equitable access to geochemical data for all.

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