Dear participants to the COV11, dear colleagues,
We hope that you and your beloved ones are safe and well in these especially hard times. We are facing an unprecedented international crisis that has been raising great uncertainties in project our immediate future.
In previous communications we promised you a periodic and timely information about our actions for the organization of the postponed COV11. We are daily watching the evolving situation of the epidemics in Greece, whole Europe and worldwide, and regularly update our plans
in order to guarantee both a safe and well attended COV11 in Crete.
At present, we still keep on with holding the meeting in the period of September 25-30, 2020. We work on options for a re-opening of the procedure for registration to the meeting, the workshops and the field trips at a reasonable deadline that we'll communicate you in due time.
Obviously, we all are strongly dependent on the evolution of the crisis, and we'll take actions accordingly.
Dear registrants of COV11, dear colleagues,
We acknowledge that unprecedented and challenging times are facing the global community, we hope you and your family are safe.
IAVCEI and the Local Organizing Committee, taking into consideration the advice of the Cities and Volcanoes Commission, are officially announcing the postponement of the 11th Cities On Volcanoes (COV11) Conference to September 25-30, 2020 in Heraklion, Crete (Greece).
This decision has unfortunately been imposed on us by the current Covid-19 pandemic and its widespread impacts. International travel to Europe is now essentially prohibited, and international flights will probably be deemed unsafe by governments and world health authorities for several months.
The new date was selected due to contractual constraints associated with the venue and conference organizer. However, we stress that COV11 can only be held when global health authorities and most governments and their agencies again permit international travel.
Of course, we will carefully survey the ongoing crisis in order to adapt our plans and actions if needed. We will provide you all with timely information regarding the new program, field trips and the COV organization as information becomes available. Timely updates will be dispatched on the COV website and disseminated through the IAVCEI mailing list.
We sincerely hope to see you all in Heraklion in September!
Stay safe, stay tuned.
Paraskevi Nomikou - COV11 President
Patrick Allard - IAVCEI President
Roberto Sulpizio - IAVCEI General Secretary
On the occasion of the tragic events that happened at Whakaari / White Island volcano on the 9th of December 2019, IAVCEI, the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, wishes to express its deep condolences to the families of the victims, as well as its professional support to New Zealand colleagues.
The IAVCEI Executive Committee