Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


22 November 2019

Cities on Volcanoes 11

Greece, Heraklion, 23-27 May 2020

Deadline: 25 January 2020

The Department of Geology and Geoenvironment of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, in collaboration with post graduate programme of “Environmental, Disaster and Crisis Management Strategies” (EDCM) and the Natural History Museum (University of Crete), are honored to invite you to participate in the Cities on Volcanoes 11, in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. It will be our pleasure to welcome you to Crete and give you the opportunity to visit Knossos (the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete called the oldest city of Europe), and the Heraklion Archaeological Museum(one of Europe’s most important museums with archaeological finds from all over Crete, covering over 5500 years of the island’s history). Additionally, we will organize several field trips to Methana, Santorini volcano, Psiloritis UNESCO Global Geopark, The Minoan Villa with the Lilies, etc. We strongly believe that Crete, considered as one of the top global tourist destinations, having easy access and the appropriate infrastructure, will fulfill all your expectations for a successful meeting.

The hosting National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in collaboration with the Natural History Museum of Crete of the University of Crete invites the international scientific community and authorities that are involved in managing risks and hazards in volcanically active areas to participate in the Cities on Volcanoes 11 Conference to be held in Heraklion, Crete from May 23th until May 27th, 2020. The title of the meeting will be ‘Volcanoes and Society: environment, health and hazards’. It will be focused on multidisciplinary monitoring volcanic environments in the vicinity of cities and highly touristic areas. At the same time, the ability to recognize the hazards and their impact on people, emergency management by civil protection authorities, community education, case studies and risk mitigation to reduce the impacts of volcanism and its effects on society will undoubtedly be discussed.

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