Program of the volcanological conference on Methana 2016


10 June 2016

17:00-18:00 Arrival / Inscription

 18:30 Welcome:

- Mayor of Troezen-Methana MR Costas Karajianni

- Prefect of Attica region MRS Rena Dourou

- Co-Prefect of the islands MR Panajotis Chatsiperos

  20:00-20:30 Tourism & Culture

 20:00-20:15 Former mayor of Methana MR Chirstos Pallis

Tourism and local development

20:15-20:30 Songwriter MRS Lina Nikolakopoulou

Culture & Methana

 21:00-22:00 Live music in the harbour of Methana


11 June 2016

09:00-11:00 Session: Environment

President: Evi Nomikou

 09:00-09:30 Dietrich J. V. (Invited Speaker)

"Will Methana Volcano erupt soon?".

 09:30-09:45 K. Kyriakopoulos

 "Τα Ηφαίστεια ως χώρος έρευνας και δυναμικής αξιοποίησης"
"The volcanoes as area of research and dynamic development"

 09:45-10:00 Michalis Fytikas

"Opportunities for the development of the volcanic penisnual Methana"

 10:00-10:15 Tobias Schorr

"Geological tourism as a chance for sustainable development of Methana"

 10:15-10:30 A. Pavlis

"Culture and the volcanoes of Methana useful for the local development"

 10:30-10:45 Spyros Papaioannou

"Socienty for the protection of the environment in the Saronic gulf"

 10:45-11:00 K. Kouskoukis

"Spa and thermal tourism in the region of Methana"


 11:00-11:15 Georges Flambouris

"The Methana volcanoes and how they can attract tourism".


11:15-11:45 Coffee Break


11:45-13:45 Session: Hazards

President: Dietrich J. V.


 11:45-12:15 D’Alessandro W. (Invited Speaker), Kyriakopoulos K., Daskalopoulou K., Calabrese S.

"Hazard connected to endogenous gas emissions in Greece"

 12:15-12:30 Papadopoulou P., Iliopoulos G., Protopapas D., Koukouvelas I.

"Sousaki Volcano: The Years After…"

12:30-12:45 Smet Ι., Pelsmaeker E. De, Elburg M.A.

"Volcanism on Methana: geological evolution, magma genesis and eruption dynamics."

12:45-13:00 Tzanis A, Efstathiou A., Chailas, S., Stamatakis, M.

"Evidence of Deep Magmatic Activity in the Broader Area of the Argolid, Greece, and its Relationship to Regional Tectonics"

13:00-13:15 Tzanis A., Efstathiou A., Lagios E., Chailas S., Stamatakis M.

"Internal Structure of the Methana Volcanic Complex and Geothermal System:3-D Analysis Based on Magnetotelluric and Aeromagnetic Data"

 13:15-13:30 Paradissis D., Raptakis C.

"GNSS time series on volcanic areas."

13:30-13:45 E. Lekkas

"How can the volcanological danger be managed"

13:45-15:15 Lunch Break

15:15-17:00 Session Geo-Dynamic Structure - Seismicity

Presidnet: Michalis Fytikas

15:15-15:45 Beier C. (Invited Speaker)

"Evolution and origin of oceanic volcanism"

15:45-16:00 Evi Nomikou.

  "Aegean Submarine Volcanoes: Natural Laboratories"

16:00-16:15 Christopoulou M., Mertzimekis TJ, Nomikou P., Papanikolaou D., Carey S., Croff Bell K.

“Nisyros volcano vs Kolumbo volcano: a ctd- based comparison between two submarine volcanoes”.

16:15-16:30 Chronis G., Neofotistos K.

  "Local formation of heavy minerals (placers) and examples from Thermaikos Gulf"

16:30-16:45 Koutsovitis P.

  "Geodynamic and Geochemical evolution of volcanism in the Aegean from the Miocene to present-day"

16:45-17:00 Arvanitis A, Spyridonos E.

"How can the geothermal power be used and the natural beauty of the area be protected"

17:00-17:30 Coffee Break

President: G. Chronis

17:30-17:45 Papadimitriou P.

  "Seismic Activity along the South Aegean Volcanic Arc"

17:45-18:00 Papoulia I, Makris J., Fasoulaka Ch.

  "Tectonic Deformation in the Saronikos-Corintiakos Basins, Central Greece, Derived From long Offset Active Seismic Observations."

18:00-18:15 Maravas G, Stylianou E. Papoulia I

  "Seismic Hazard Assessment in the Saronikos- Corinthiakos Basins, Central Greece, Based on a new Seismogenic Zonation Derived from Active and Passive Observation"

18:15-18:30 Evaggelidis C.P., Sokos E., Konstantinou K.I.

 "Towards a Seismic Network Deployment at Methana Volcano: an Effort to Monitor Seismicity and Seismic Velocity Changes Using Continuous Ambient Noise Records".

18:30-19:30 Discussion-Closing Remarks


Papanikolaou D.

"Το Γεωδυναμικό Πλαίσιο του Ηφαιστείου των Μεθάνων".

Protopapas D., Papadopoulou P, Koukouvelas I., Iliopoulos G.

"A rich lower Pleistocene lacustrine Malacofauna from the Sousaki sedimentary basin ".

12 June 2016

09:00 Geological Excursion to the historic  Methana volcano by Tobias Schorr