6th International Summit on Hurricanes and Climate Change: From Hazard to Impact

  • When: 04/06/2017 - 09/06/2017

  • Where: Heraklion, Crete, Greece

  • Conference Center: Aldemar Knossos Royal Village Conference Center

  • The challenge to society from extreme events continually increases with coastal population growth and sea level rise. The 6th Summit provides an opportunity for in-depth presentations and discussions focused on quantifying the hazard, vulnerability and impact of hurricanes and the influence of climate change. In particular, we seek contributions that consider the use of physically-based models and focus on risk assessment. Submissions may focus on modern, past, or future climate states.


    Topics include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Statistical and dynamical approaches to wind, surge, and rain event risk
    • Accounting for climate change in assessing event risk
    • Tropical cyclone damage functions
    • Demographic trends and tropical cyclone risk
    • Assessing tropical cyclone economic risks
    • Communicating TC risk


    The intellectual merit of the Summit is the bringing together diverse views  and  expertise  and  the  expected  outcome  of  a significant advance  in  our  ability  to understand  and   assess  the  risk  associated  with  hurricanes.  The  broader  impacts will  be  a  better  understanding  of  the  future  hurricane  threat  to  the  U.S.  and  elsewhere,  together  with  improved risk and impact communication approaches, and better ways of disseminating knowledge among government  agencies  and  the  public  and  private  sectors.

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Open for Abstract Submission until: 15/04/2017
Open for Travel Award Application until: 15/02/2017
Open for Registrations until: 01/06/2017
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