The Portuguese Association of Geologists (APG), the European Federation of Geologists (EFG), the Platform for Atlantic Geohazard Risk Management (AGEO), the Geopark Azores and the REFLECT and CROWDTHERMAL projects are co-organising the EuroWorkshop ‘Natural Hazards, Geothermal and Geological Heritage: Expressions of Geodiversity’ on 19-20 and 23-25 May 2022.
The Azores Archipelago is located at the Atlantic Triple Junction, where the boundaries of three tectonic plates intersect: the North American Plate, the Eurasian Plate and the African Plate. This triple junction is located along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Despite the small size of the Azorean territory, the islands have a wide range of landscapes, forms and structures derived from the types of eruption, its dynamics and the subsequent actions of weathering. Due to its tectonic and volcanic environment, the Azores region is affected by most of all natural hazards, namely, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, floods, coastal erosion, etc. Geothermal is strategic for the energy self-sufficiency of the Azores Archipelago and has become the most important source of renewable energy in the Azores.
On 20 May 2022, there will be a pre-conference field trip ‘Geodiversity and Geothermal Resources in Terceira Island’. The event includes a visit to the island and to a geothermal plant.
Between 23 and 25 May 2022, there will be three sessions focusing on natural hazards, geothermal and geological heritage. In addition, two field trips will be organised: ‘Geological wonders and hazards of Pico Island’ and ‘Discovering the Mount Pico: the sleeping volcano’.
More information & registration
More information about the event can be found at this link.
Please register here.