Update - 2019/05/08 23h00

As we had noticed this afternoon, the NatHaz19 workshop presentations will take place on Friday 10th of May from 9h to 17h.

The technical visit was rescheduled for tomorrow afternoon (Thursday 9th of May).

The visit starts at 13:15 hrs at Torres Caves (lunch not included). For this field trip the pick-up points and hours are the following

    • Lages do Pico: 12:00 a.m
    • Aldeia da Fonte 12:15 p.m
    • Caravelas Hotel 13:00 hrs.

In order to minimize the inconvenience caused by meteorological conditions the organizing committee will offer the Thursday dinner to all participants in the workshop. The dinner will take place at Lagoa restaurant, Lajes do Pico. The meeting point will be at Museu dos Baleeiros (the place where NatHaz19 is going to take place) at 7h15 p.m.

All the colleagues that participate in the field trip will go directly to the dinner place.

After dinner, transport will be provided to Aldeia da Fonte and Caravelas Hotel.

Update - 2019/05/08 19h00

Due to meteorological issues in Pico island, the organizing committee was forced to change the workshop program.

The NatHaz19 workshop presentations will take place Friday 10th of May from 9h to 17h.

We are planning to organize a technical visit tomorrow (Thursday the 9th of May) in the afternoon, for those who arrive to Pico until tomorrow morning. Further information will be given later by email.

The organizing committee apologizes for any inconvenience created by this problem.

The Program for NatHaz19 is now available. Check it out on this link

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 Hydrological Risks: Meeting the Challenge - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Natural Hazards (NATHAZ'19), Pico Island - Azores 2019). In addition, all corresponding authors will be invited to submit an original manuscript in an expanded version ("full papers") to the international journal “Springer Nature Applied Sciences” (https://www.springer.com/engineering/journal/42452). The submission of the selected manuscripts will be open by June to late 2019 and the expected themed volume will be published during 2020.

The Regional Laboratory of Civil Engineering – LREC - announces the International Workshop on NATURAL HAZARDS - NatHaz19 - under the theme “Hydrological Risks”, to be held in Lajes do Pico village, in Pico island (Azores), on the 9th and 10th of May 2019.

The Workshop will offer a good opportunity for a forum on several issues related with natural hazards, particularly about hydrological risks and hazards, in this second edition.

Due to its tectonic and volcanic environment, the Azores region is affect by most of all natural hazards, namely, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, floods, costal erosion, etc. So, it is the perfect place where professionals in these areas can discuss their problems. And it will 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 Pico 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 and take advantage of this excellent opportunity to visit the Azores, particularly the so-called “Triangle” (Pico Island and its nearest islands, Faial and S. Jorge).