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Cities on Volcanoes 11. CoV11
September 25 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
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.
Crete is a well-known island in the Mediterranean not only because of its geographic position at the crossroads of three continents, but also because of its friendly and warm people, amazing landscapes, delicious food and famous archaeological sites like Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete.
Heraklion is the capital of Crete and one of the most fascinating and vibrant cities in the Mediterranean. It is full of places to discover, like the wonderful mediaeval city centre. The city is also the commercial and technological centre of the island. It has a strategic geopolitical position in the south-eastern Mediterranean Sea connecting three continents and many different cultures. It offers a wealth of museums,a summer-long arts festival, historical sightseeing, amazing nightlife and events throughout the year. Heraklion has been the home town of some of Greece’s most significant spirits, including the novelist Nikos Kazantzakis, the poet and Nobel Prizewinner Odysseas Elytis and the world-famous painter Domenicos Theotokopoulos (El Greco).