20.03 - 24.03.2018  
Riederalp, Switzerland
Contact person:
Markus Stoffel, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The workshop "Exposure, vulnerability and resilience of human societies to climate- and weather-related disasters from the Holocene to the Anthropocene" will be held in Riederalp, Switzerland, from 20-24 March 2018. The workshop is organized by University of Geneva, Trinity College Dublin and Yale University.


Although research on weather extremes and related natural hazards is rich and thriving, more inter-disciplinary collaboration is needed to manage and reduce the risks of extreme climatic events, build more resilient communities, and prevent natural hazards from escalating into disasters.

The 2018 Riederalp workshop thus calls for contributions from a wide range of scholars and practitioners representing various disciplines that may include archaeology, climatology, economy, history, hydrology, geography, geology, paleoclimatology and political science.

Possible outputs of the workshop include a joint publication in a leading journal and perhaps the first steps towards building up a consortium for the Horizon-2020 R&D program of the EU.

Abstracts and registration

The deadline is 13 January 2018.

For full details, go to:

You will find all relevant information related to this meeting, including a registration and abstract submission form as well as a dedicated hotel online booking form there.

Further information

Contact Prof. Markus Stoffel: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Climate Change Impacts and Risks in the Anthropocene (C-CIA)
Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Geneva
66 Boulevard Carl-Vogt
CH-1205 Geneva (Switzerland)