The next SOTA 7 conference will be held in San Pedro de Atacama from Sept. 2-8, 2018.

SOTA („State of the Arc“) meetings are informal, open-forum scientific gatherings of between 60 and 70 researchers that are interested in all aspects of arc magmatism, arc and subduction physics and modelling, and the role of arcs in the formation and evolution of planet Earth and its continents. Informal scientific discussion is the main mode of interaction, based on selected short presentations on certain topics. Organisers strive to include a number of prospective young scientists at the postdoc level as well as researchers from local institutions of the host country.

Organisation  :
Felipe Aguilera
Shan de Silva
Gerhard Wörner

Programm Committee
Felipe Aguilera             (volcanic gases CVZ)
Diana Comte                 (crustal seismicity and structure)
Susan Kay                     (geochemistry and geophysics)
Shan de Silva                (silicic magmatism CVZ)
Matthew Prichard        (volcanic unrest, crustal geophysics)
Gerhard Wörner           (regional volcanology, magma systems)

Young Scientists Panel
(responsible for organizing one day „young scientists presentations“)
Luca Caricchi       (modelling and ore deposits)
Philipp Ruprecht  (modelling and magma systems)
Lucy McGee         (U-series in volcanic systems to be confirmed)

Preliminary Programme:
Please note that the conference starts in the morning of Sept 2 with a informal gathering of „Young Scientists“. For a full (first) day, they all will present and discuss their own work.
Icebreaker reception will be on Sept. 2 at 19:00 for all attendees
Keynote presentations, sessions and discussions will take place on Sept. 3-4 and 6-7.
For further information see the schedule in table form here (Preliminary Programme), keynote speakers tba.

There will be two different parallel one-day excursions (Sept. 5 and 8) that all SOTA attendees will be able to join:

(1) Ignimbrites of the Altiplano-Puna Volcanic Complex and the  Pacana Caldera (led by Shan de Silva) and
(2) Lascar Volcano (led by Felipe Aguilera) on Sept. 5.

If you have a preference for only one of the two excursions om Sept. 5 and need to leave early on Sept. 8, please let us know as soon as possible.

There will be two post-conferece field trips, one includes a climb to the summit of Lascar at 5592 m and one to parnacot volcano and its sourroundings near Arice. For further information on field trips see here (Field-Trips).

Young Scientist Support
We will make every attempt to provide young scientists, in particular from Latin American countries, with travel support. If you need financial support please apply here (Travel Support).

This conference is supported by ….. (tba)