Trieste is an international and multicultural city by long tradition, proudly maintaining its historical and architectural heritage from Roman foundation to Hapsburg times. One of the largest hub for research institutions in Italy, Trieste is located in a region where earthquakes have no border: 2016 will mark the 40th anniversary of the 1976, Friuli earthquake, a turning point for earthquake research and seismic risk mitigation. Together with institution in the close and neighboring countries of Slovenia, Austria and Croatia, the pre- and post-confererence technical tours will focus on large historical earthquakes in this border region and to the unrivaled collections of historical seismometers still operating in the area.

The General Assembly will be held at the Congress Center of Maritime Station, surrounded by the sea on three sides, located just a few meters from the main square (Piazza Unità d’Italia).


For a first look to accommodation and sightseeing opportunity in Trieste: Turismo FVG