The Local Organizing Committee and the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of Earth´s Interior (IAVCEI) are pleased to welcome you to the 7th International Maar Conference (IMC) in Olot (Spain) in May 21- 25, 2018. The conference will include three days of scientific sessions, which will combine keynote speakers, oral presentations and posters, and an intra-meeting fieldtrip. The conference will cover a wide spectrum of interesting topics related to maar-volcanoes including eruptive processes and depositional mechanisms, field and experimental studies, numerical and analogue modelling of volcanic processes, magmatic and petrogenetic aspects, geodynamic and tectonic constraints, environmental studies of maar lakes and therefore, contributions on biology, ecology, limnology, paleoclimate and lake sedimentation are welcome. Finally, aspects related to hazards and the geological and cultural heritage in monogenetic volcanoes will be also considered during the 7IMC.

Since the first “International Maar Conference” (IMC), these meetings have become one of the most successful discussion forums in volcanology, mainly because they provide a unique opportunity to bring together researchers from many different volcanological fields (physical volcanologists, sedimentologists, modellers, geophysicists, petrologists, etc.) and environmental and post-volcanic subjects.

The city of Olot, known as the city of volcanoes, is located at the foot of the Pyrenees Range, close to Barcelona. This volcanic region provides a unique location for hosting this multidisciplinary volcanological forum because it offers all logistic facilities for the participants. In Olot and its surroundings, volcanoes are very important so they are present in many aspects of the society, as its cultural heritage, local history, architecture, or even in the excellent cuisine.

Local Organising Committee



Xavier BOLÓS
Univesidad Nacional Autónoma de México.


Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas.
Scientific advisor

José Luis MACÍAS
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
Scientific advisor

Oriol OMS
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Scientific advisor

Massey University.
Scientific advisor

Fundació d’Estudis Superiors d’Olot.
Logistical advisor

Fundació d’Estudis Superiors d’Olot.
Logistical advisor

Xavier PUIG
Parc Natural de la Zona Volcànica de la Garrotxa.
Logistical advisor

Ajuntament d’Olot
Logistical advisor



Abstract submission deadline: December 15, 2017 – January 20, 2018
Abstract acceptance deadline: January 15, 2018 – February 10, 2018


Grant aplications deadline: October 30, 2017 – December 15, 2017

Early Bird Registration deadline

Before: February 10, 2018

Venue & Info

El Torín
C. DEL ROSER, 19, 17800 OLOT (SPAIN)

Passport / Visa

In general, most visitors will not require European Union Visas in order to enter in Spain, but citizens of some countries need one. Please consult the Spanish Embassy or Consulate General in your area for information about Visas.
If a participant needs and invitation letter with the signature of the chairmen, one will be provided after completion of the registration for the conference. This invitation letter is intended to assist participants in travel and visa arrangements and does not imply financial support.


The registration fee does not include insurance for the participants regarding accidents, sickness or loss of personal property. It is advisable that participants make their own arrangements in respect of health and travel insurance before leaving their countries.

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