Preface: 11th Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Storms

Authors: M.-C. Llasat, G. Boni, R. Deidda, A. Mugnai, and J. Salat


The EGU Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Storms was established in 1999 within the framework of the InterdisciplinaryWorking Group on Natural Hazards (IWG-NH) of the former European Geophysical Society (EGS) – since 2002, European Geosciences Union (EGU). Since its advent, the Plinius Conference series has provided a crucial interdisciplinary forum for improving our understanding of hazardous storms over the Mediterranean basin that are capable of producing strong winds, heavy rains, explosive landslides, devastating flash floods and other related extremes. Given the progress both in the understanding of many of the basic scientific aspects of the triggering, growth, maintenance, and physical impacts of Mediterranean storms, as well as in the model prediction concerning storm life cycles and their hazardous impacts, the 11th Plinius Conference encouraged an even greater interdisciplinary participation than in previous editions. This was achieved by continuing to reach out to scientific experts in the fields of meteorology, climatology, hydrology,
and geomorphology, as well as extending the reach into the disciplines of oceanography, sociology, economics, engineering, and the government management sector. Leer más de esta entrada

The 14th Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Storms

The 14th Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Storms will be held together with the MEDEX Final Conference at the Hotel Melia Palas Atenea (Paseo Ingeniero Gabriel Roca, 29), in the city of Palma de Mallorca (Spain), from the 13th to the 16th of November 2012.

The 14th Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Storms is the continuation of the series of EGU Topical Plinius Conferences.

The Plinius Conferences on Mediterranean Storms were born in 1999, as an initiative of Prof. Franco Siccardi (CIMA, Italy), with the support of the EGU Natural Hazards Division, in those times directed by Maria Carmen Llasat (UB, Spain). The Plinius Conferences are interdisciplinary meetings in which the exchange of new ideas and results about the Mediterranean Storms and their hydrological, geological, marine or social consequences takes place. Leer más de esta entrada