To coincide with the 5th year anniversary of the birth of Indonesia's LUSI mud volcano an international scientific symposium  was held in Sidoarjo and Surabaya in East Java, Indonesia on May 25, 2011 and May 26, 2011. 

This symposium was sponsored by the Humanitus Sidoarjo Fund (HSF) and co-hosted by the Indonesian Government Agency, Badan Penanggulangan Lumpur Sidoarjo (BPLS) and the Humanitus Sidoarjo Fund.

Scientists, engineers and government officials gathered to discuss the current state of understanding of this system and propose future research and mitigation strategies. Scientists from Indonesia, Russia, Norway, Ukraine, Japan, USA, Australia and Great Britain were invited to participate in the symposium, with all participants having carried out indepth studies into this geological phenomenon since 2006.

Despite continued interest from the media and general public on the trigger of LUSI the scientists did not dwell on the triggering debate, moreso, their presentations and discussions were focused on understanding the system in its present state.

Please follow the links in the left menu to download presentations and view further information about the symposium.

Whilst this symposium was a strictly invitation only event, requests were welcomed from interested parties who wished to attend and contribute to the event