The Volcanic & Magmatic Studies Group Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Report 2020

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Samantha Engwell, Sally Gibson , Janine Lynsey Kavanagh


The Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group (VMSG) takes equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) seriously and we recognise that the under-representation and/or unconscious marginalisation of any group impacts on our ability to fulfill our mission to serve the volcanology, petrology and geochemistry community. The following report summarises the findings from both the 2016-2020 VMSG annual meetings statistics and the VMSG 2020 Members Survey, which was held online in January-March 2020. The Members Survey was anonymous and included questions relating to gender, sexual orientation, place of residence and career stage. Due to limitations related to our historic data, the analysis presented here of past events is focused only on gender identity. Nevertheless, we are aware of the biases that exist within our scientific community -- such as ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, physical ability and socioeconomic background -- and recognise that any future analysis needs to include these important factors, and also to look at trends in EDI over a longer time period.



Earth Sciences, Education, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Volcanology


Diversity, Equality, Inclusion, vmsg, geoscience, science, volcanoes


Published: 2020-07-23 22:08

Last Updated: 2020-08-21 23:53

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