MedCity 2014 Conference, Athens, Greece
Adaptation Strategies to Global Environmental Change in the Mediterranean City and the Role of Global Earth Observations

The international Conference was a Greek EU Presidency 2014 event under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Research & Technology (GSRT). It was organised by the European Commission, the Eurisy, the Mediterranean City Climate Change Consortium (MC‐4), the Mariolopoulos – Kanaginis Foundation for the Environmental Sciences, the Research Center for Climatology and Atmospheric Physics, Academy of Athens and the Justus-Liebig University of Giessen.

The Conference gathered Mediterranean-climate cities, scientists, policy makers, elected officials, corporate sustainability leaders, engineers, planners, natural resource managers, NGOs and interested individuals to discuss the adaptation challenges to impacts posed by climate change to Mediterranean-climate cities. Earth observation-based services, tools and options for adaptation strategies were demonstrated with the aim to identify best adaptation programs and approaches to global environmental change in Mediterranean-climate cities.

Distinguished scientists, primary stakeholders, end-users of satellite services and high-level officials provided insight into adaptation strategies on local, national and international level. The Conference was structured with break out sessions, poster sessions and discussion panels is offering ample opportunity to participants to contribute their insights to address adaptation challenges, to learn of and discuss the latest adaptation strategies, EO-based services and methods of implementation. The Conference was a unique opportunity to meet and interact with climate change adaptation experts, scientists, politicians, policy makers.

The Conference Agenda and the keynote speakers are available on the Conference website