We organised a very successful international conference in Ethiopia in January 2019. This took place at the Haile Resort in Hawassa and there were around 70 delegates, including from the USA, Mexico, Australia, Iceland and of course Ethiopia.

Lake Hawassa
A view of Lake Hawassa from the grounds of Haile Resort

We had a successful Science Meeting in Edinburgh on 23rd - 25th April 2018. Over 40 people attended, including colleagues from the UK, Iceland, Italy, Czech Republic, Ethiopia and the USA.

[Arthur's Seat]
A view of Arthur's Seat over Dynamic Earth and the Scottish Parliament building

A full science meeting was held in July 2017 in the southern peaks when many of our international partners attended.

Peak District

Trig point in the Peak District.

We had a successful interim meeting in Liverpool in January 2017, preceding the VSMG/TSG/BGA meeting which was held on 4-6th January at which several RiftVolc members presented.

Liverpool waterfront.

A longer meeting on the Isle of Mull between 11th and 13th April 2016 with around 40 participants from Ethiopia, Iceland, Italy, France as well as the UK.


There are some great photos from the Mull meeting - please see the side menu for the link.

A view of Tobermory's colourful frontages.

We had our first Science Meeting on 23rd - 25th July 2015 in Bristol.

[Bristol University]
An aerial view of Bristol University

The project kick-off meeting took place in Edinburgh in October 2014 with around 40 people attending.

[Edinburgh Castle]
A stunning view of Edinburgh Castle