Menorca (Balearic Islands, Spain), 18 - 20 May 2022


Port of Ciutadella (Menorca) after the catastrophic rissaga (meteotsunami) of 21-Jun-1984

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.

The 1st World Conference on Meteotsunamis was held in Split (Croatia) in 2019. After the big success of that event (see the special issue of Natural Hazards devoted to the Conference) it was considered of great interest to give continuity to that kind of meetings.

Therefore, the aim of the 2nd World Conference on Meteotsunamis is to deepen, extend and share our knowledge on scientific, technical and societal aspects of meteotsunamis. Submissions concerning all these 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.


Organised by Institut Menorquí d’Estudis (IME), Consell Insular de Menorca (Conselleria de Medi Ambient) and Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB), with the support and funding of the following institutions: Govern de les Illes Balears (Conselleria d’Educació), Ajuntament de Ciutadella, Balearic Island Coastal Observing and Forecasting System (SOCIB), Ports de les Illes Balears, Ministerio para la Transición Ecológica y Reto Demogràfico (AEMET). With the endorsement of IAPSO.

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