The Spanish town of Menorca, in Balearic Islands, will host the ‘2nd World Conference on Meteotsunamis’ scheduled for between 18 to 20 May, 2022.
The 2nd World Conference on Meteotsunamis will take place in Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, from 18 to 20 May 2022.
Meteotsunamis are atmospherically generated long-ocean waves in the tsunami frequency band. The amplitude reached in many ports and coasts around the world is occasionally large enough to produce significant damage.
1st Meteotsunamis Conference
The 1st World Conference on Meteotsunamis was held in Split, Croatia in 2019. After the success of that event (see the special issue of Natural Hazards devoted to the Conference) it was decided to continue such meetings.
Therefore, the aim of the 2nd World Conference on Meteotsunamis is to deepen, extend and share knowledge on scientific, technical and societal aspects of meteotsunamis. Submissions concerning all aspects are highly welcome. Menorca has been chosen to host the event because the inlet of Ciutadella, located on the west coast of the island, is a world-wide meteotsunami hot spot.
The conference will be organised by the Institut Menorquí d’Estudis (IME), Consell Insular de Menorca (Conselleria de Medi Ambient) and the Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB), with the support and funding of the following institutions: IUGG-IAPSO, the Government of Balearic Islands, the Ciutadella de Menorca City Hall, the Balearic Island Coastal Observing and Forecasting System (SOCIB), the Balearic Islands Port Authority, and the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET).
2nd World Conference on Meteotsunamis was awarded an IUGG Meeting Support 2022 grant.
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