May 18-20, 2018 – 3 days (2 nights)
Evolution of La Crosa de Sant Dalmai maar volcano, stratigraphy of the basaltic tuff-ring of El Puig d’Àdri and its phreatomagmatic deposits including basaltic ignimbrites. The participants will discuss on the Montsacopa complex cinder cone that rises right in the heart of the city, one of the five volcanoes that stand inside the city of Olot. The participants will also visit the open fossil excavation in lacustrine sediments of the Camp dels Ninots Pliocene maar crater.
May 23, 2018 (included in registration)
All the attendees to the Conference will visit the youngest monogenetic volcanism of the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park. Phreatomagmatism, maar crater and scoria cones of the Santa Margarita and Croscat natural protected area will be discussed. The paricipants will also visit lava flows of the Castellfollit de la Roca cliff, considered one of the most beautiful landscapes of Spain. The field trip will finish in the Medieval village of Santa Pau.
May 26-30, 2018 – 5 days (4 nights)
Maars and phreatomagmatism of the Massif Central volcanic province in central France. Some of the best examples of Pleistocene to Holocene explosive volcanism can be visited in Chaîne des Puys, Ardéche and Velay.