International Workshop on NATURAL HAZARDS
The Regional Laboratory of Civil Engineering – LREC, announces the International Workshop on NATURAL HAZARDS - NatHaz22 under the theme “Volcanic Risks” to be held in Angra do Heroísmo, in Terceira island (Azores), on the 26th and 27th of May 2022.
The Workshop will offer a good opportunity for a forum on several issues related with natural hazards, particularly about volcanic risks and hazards, in this third edition.
Due to its tectonic and volcanic environment, the Azores region is affected by most of all natural hazards, namely, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, floods, costal erosion, etc. So, it is the perfect place where professionals in those areas can discuss those problems. It will also be a great opportunity to closely contact the local reality, in what concerns the natural risks that can affect that island and to visit several peculiar geological/volcanological aspects.
It will also provide an excellent occasion to enjoy the beautiful landscape of Terceira Island. The beauty given by the volcanic nature of Azores islands, its geographical, cultural and gastronomical specificities and the hospitality of the Azorean people, may also be a good justification for combining the technical and scientific interest with the touristic aspects.
Terceira is a volcanic island, which includes five main volcanic systems: Cinco Picos, Pico Alto, Guilherme Moniz and Santa Barbara volcanoes and a fissural zone defined by various alignments of small volcanic cones, lava domes and geological faults. The agricultural landscape, the natural and forest reserve, as well as the natural pools makes the island a very unique place to visit. The historic center of Angra do Heroísmo, is also listed as a UNESCO world heritage. Numerous buildings are a witness of the island history.
We are pleased to announce that all the peer reviewed proceedings presented at the workshop will be published in a special volume of the Springer ASTI series (Advances in Natural Hazards and Volcanic Risks: Shaping a Sustainable Future - Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Natural Hazards (NATHAZ22), Terceira Island - Azores 2022).
25 may 2022
26 may 2022
27 may 2022