Cities on Volcanoes 10

  • 2 - 7 September 2018

  • Napoli - Italy
  • Millennia of Stratification between Human Life and Volcanoes:
    strategies for coexistence

The CoV10 will take place in Napoliat the Conference Center Mostra d’Oltremarelocated in the Fuorigrotta quarter of the city. It is inside the Campi Flegrei caldera Red Zone and very close to the INGV - Osservatorio Vesuviano,also giving the meeting attendants the chance to visit the Monitoring System dedicated to the Surveillance of the Neapolitan volcanoes.

According with the Cities and Volcanoes Commission (CaV) the COV conferences are intended to promote multi-disciplinary approaches to hazards. In submitting the abstracts and associated posters/ presentations we invite you to address the relevance of their topic to some aspect of hazards mitigation, as stated by the mission of CaV "The Cities and Volcanoes Commission aims to provide a linkage between the volcanology community and emergency managers, to serve as a conduit for exchange of ideas and experience between volcano cities, and promote multi-disciplinary applied research, involving the collaboration of physical and social scientists and city officials."

Abstract submission starts on February 10th and ends on May 10st, 2018. It will be carried out online only at:
All abstracts must be written in English.
Abstract format includes: session number, title, author(s), affiliation(s)
and email of corresponding author. Text length is maximum 300 words.
Authors are invited to express their preference for oral or poster
presentation; the final assignement will be made by the session convenors.
Abstract fee - The payment of abstract fee (€ 35) can only be made online at CoV10 website.

Oral presentations
Duration of oral presentations is 15 minutes (12 minutes for presentation and 3 for questions).
Presentations are requested in electronic format (.pptx, .pdf).
Poster presentations
Posters sessions are scheduled in dedicated rooms and time-slots. Maximum poster size is A0 format (841x1189 mm).
The official language of the CoV10 Conference is English.
Simultaneous translation are provided for particular sessions.
artwork by Gennaro Regina
Abstract Submission and Guidelines

Postgraduate Certificate on the Assessment and Management of Geological and Climate related risk, CERG-C, University of Geneva, Switzerland)

Postgraduate Certificate on the Assessment and Management of Geological and Climate related risk, CERG-C, University of Geneva, Switzerland* the 2018 session of the CERG-C training that will be
held at the University of Geneva (Switzerland) between April 9th and June 8th, 2018 (application deadline: September 12th, 2017;

Since 1988, the University of Geneva has held an international training course on geologic risk assessment and management for graduate students and practitioners under a program called the Specialization Certificate in Geological and Climate related risk (CERG-C). The CERG-C is an intensive 9-week long program integrating the physical and social sciences as well as vulnerability and economics into risk assessment. Completion of the Certificate requires a Thesis/Memoir to be conducted in the candidate’s home country or in Geneva in collaboration with various governmental or international agencies (e.g., UNISDR, UNOSAT, WMO), due within 6-months of completion of the main course work. Target modules include: *risk
management, volcanic risk, landslide risk, seismic risk, and flood and climate-related risk.

Field exercises are offered with all CERG-C modules. In particular, as part of the volcanic risk module, the CERG-C offers a 1-week field exercise on the island of Vulcano, Italy, to study geologic risk in the context of volcanic settings. Four main aspects are considered: physical volcanology; vulnerability─ physical, systemic, economic and social; and risk assessment and management. A dedicated educational exercise with the local primary school is also organized as is a table-top emergency exercise simulating a volcanic crisis. The training is strongly aligned with the Italian National Civil Protection Department and includes a 1-day trip to Stromboli to evaluate the interaction between physical science and emergency management.

CERG-C candidates come to Geneva from all over the world to take advantage of faculty expertise and field settings offered in Switzerland, Italy and France and to have access to major international natural disaster governmental and international organizations housed in Geneva. To date, some 400 participants from 85 different countries have been trained. The teaching faculty comprises some 30 international experts from various institutions, including *University of Geneva, Switzerland; University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Zurich (Swiss Seismological Service); Swiss National Emergency Operations Centre; Swiss Humanitarian Aid; World Meteorological Organization (WMO); United
Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR); United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT); National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), Italy; University of Pisa, Italy; East Tennessee State University, USA; Politecnico di Milano, Italy; York University, Canada.

Applications are due annually in September for training beginning April the following year (next deadline: September 12th). A limited number of scholarships is available. All material is presented in English, so CERG-C candidates are required to understand written and spoken English and write and speak English.

Learn more about the CERG-C by going to:

For registration and information, please contact Dr. Corine Frischknecht