General information

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the Plinius17 organising committee has decided to postpone the conference. The 17th Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Risks will take place from 12 to 15 October 2021 near Frascati, Roma, Italy, at the Villa Mondragone Congress and Event Center (Via Frascati, 51 00040, Monte Porzio Catone, RM).

The objective of the 2021 edition is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for discussions on our current state of knowledge of Mediterranean risks in a climate change context. Different aspects related to monitoring, assessment, diagnosis, prediction, and definition of weather extremes and hydro-geological effects, impacts on natural resources, agriculture, health and society, as well as adaptation capacity and preservation strategies for natural and cultural heritage at risk, will be addressed with a multi-sectorial approach. This will be achieved by bringing together scientific experts in the fields of meteorology, hydrology, geomorphology, sociology, engineering, cultural heritage conservation, and also governmental or private risk management actors.

The active participation of early career scientists will be encouraged via reduced participation fees and awards for best oral and poster presentations.