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Lessons learned from the 2022 CONVERSE Monogenetic Volcanism Response Scenario exercise

October 4, 2023

When volcanic unrest occurs, the scientific community can advance fundamental understanding of volcanic systems, but only with coordination before, during, and after the event across academic and governmental agencies. To develop a coordinated response plan, the Community Network for Volcanic Eruption Response (CONVERSE) orchestrated a scenario exercise centered around a hypothetical volcanic crisis in Arizona’s San Francisco Volcanic Field (SFVF). The exercise ran virtually from February 4 to March 4, 2022. Over 60 scientists from both academic and governmental spheres participated. The scenario exercise was assessed for its effectiveness in supporting collaborative production of knowledge, catalyzing transdisciplinary collaboration, supporting researcher confidence, and fostering a culture of inclusion within the volcanology community. This identified a need to support early career researchers through community and allyship. Overall, the 2022 CONVERSE exercise demonstrated how a fully remote, extended scenario can be authentically implemented and help broaden participation within the volcano science community.

Publication Year 2023
Title Lessons learned from the 2022 CONVERSE Monogenetic Volcanism Response Scenario exercise
DOI 10.30909/vol.06.02.345366
Authors Yolanda C Lin, Einat Lev, Ria Mukerji, Tobias P. Fischer, Charles Connor, Wendy K. Stovall, M. Poland, Alexandra M. Iezzi, Christelle Wauthier, Judit Gonzalez-Santana, Heather M. Wright, Samantha Wolf, Tobi Kasali
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Volcanica
Index ID 70249364
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Volcano Science Center