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About ADAPTtoCLIMATE conference

The Scientific & Organising Committee is pleased to announce that the 2nd International Conference “ADAPTtoCLIMATE” will be held in Heraklion in Crete Island, Greece, on 24th & 25th June 2019. The Conference is held under the LIFE ADAPT2CLIMA project whose main focus area is the adaptation of agricultural sector to climate change. The Conference addresses a wider array of topics including climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation.

Paper Submissions

After the end of the review process of the abstracts, the authors of the papers accepted for oral and poster presentation are asked to submit a full paper with maximum length of 12 pages. Please send the full paper by email to konmoust@central.ntua.gr until 15th May 2019 at the latest.

Important deadlines

10 December 2018 First call for papers
10 January 2019 Second call for papers
28February 2019 Extended for submission of abstracts
28 February 2019 Notification of abstract acceptance
30 May 2019 Deadline for authors to register
29 May 2019 Deadline for submission of full papers

Registration: There is no registration fee. Advanced registration is strongly recommended.

The deadline for registration for participating in the AdaptToClimate social events is on the 15th May 2019.

It is noted that certificates of attendance will be provided to all participants of the ADAPTtoCLIMATE Conference.

Call for Abstracts

Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of maximum 2 pages in English, including figures and tables (as MS Word file). The abstracts can be submitted electronically via the specific form no later than 28th February 2019.

Abstracts will be accepted based on quality, originality and relevance to the conference themes. All accepted papers will be published as the conference proceedings (USB stick), while the best papers after evaluation will be published in scientific journals. We look forward to receiving your paper and we hope to see you actively taking part in the ADAPTtoCLIMATE 2019 Conference.


  • Observed & projected impacts in natural & human systems
  • Climate change services
  • Adaptation strategies and plans
  • Monitoring and measuring adaptation
  • Adaptation cases studies: organisational, sectoral & regional
  • Stakeholder needs and adaptation
  • Participatory processes and co-production of adaptation knowledge
  • Disaster preparedness and emergency planning
  • Modelling climate change and its application to agriculture
  • Crop and hydrological modelling
  • New crops for a new climate
  • Application of GIS and remote sensing in agriculture
  • Impact and risk assessment for agriculture
  • Decision support tools in agriculture
  • Adaptation and mitigation policies in agriculture
  • Agricultural water management
  • Water policy in agriculture

Welcome to Crete

Crete is the largest island in Greece, and the fifth largest one in the Mediterranean Sea. Here, you can admire the remnants of brilliant civilizations, explore glorious beaches, impressive mountainscapes, fertile valleys and steep gorges, and become part of the island’s rich gastronomic culture. Crete is, after all, a small universe teeming with beauties and treasures that you will probably need a lifetime to uncover!

The largest and most densely populate region on the island of Crete is Heraklion (pronounced Iraklion). Nestling picturesquely among two imposing mountain ranges – Idi (Mt Psiloritis) to the west and Dikti (Lasithiotika mountains) to the east– Heraklion boasts exceptional archaeological treasures, significant coastal settlements, a series of picturesque villages, vast valleys with olive groves and vineyards as well as the best organised tourist infrastructure in Crete. A unique combination of urban scenery and natural wealth makes the region of Heraklion an appealing all-year-round destination.

Publications in journals

2nd ADAPTtoCLIMATE Conference

The best water related papers papers will be published in a Special Issue of DESALINATION & WATER TREATMENT (Impact Factor: 1.631).

More collaborating journals will be announced in the next weeks.

1st ADAPTtoCLIMATE Conference

The best water related papers were published in a Special Issue of DESALINATION & WATER TREATMENT (Impact Factor: 1.631) that is available here, while the best climate papers were published in a Special Issue of REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE (Springer, Impact Factor: 2.872) with title: "Special Issue on climate change impacts and adaptation options in the Mediterranean basin” (Guest Editors: M. Loizidou, C. Giannakopoulos, M. Bindi, K. Moustakas) that is available here.

Desalination water

Regional Environmental Change
Desalination water

Social Events

The Dinner of the ADAPTtoCLIMATE 2019 Conference will be held on Tuesday 25th June 2019.

Our Sponsors

Our Partners

National Observatory of Athens National Technical University of Athens Agricultural Research Institute Institute of Biometeorology IBIMET Region of Sicily Region of Crete

1st International Conference ADAPTtoCLIMATE


Adaptation to Climate change Impacts on the Mediterranean islands' Agriculture

LIFE Ref. No: LIFE14 CCA/GR/000928

The project is co-financed by the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action (2014-2020)

Contact Information

Conference Place Address

Heraklion, Crete Island, Greece

Send an Email to

Scientific Secretariat, Dr. Konstantinos Moustakas: konmoust@central.ntua.gr