In October 2014, the 2nd GEO Cooperation Meeting for Members from SE Europe took place at Electra Palace Hotel. This meeting was co-organized by the Greek GEO Office, the National Athens Observatory, the Mariolopoulos-Kanaginis Foundation for the Environmental Sciences and the BEYOND Program in order to focus on natural disasters in SE Europe.
There was discussion about issues pertaining to all kinds of disasters caused by natural phenomena, such as earthquakes, extreme weather conditions, forest fires, emissions of toxic gases, Sahara dust intrusions, air quality and volcanic eruptions and their impact on human health. It was attended by scientists from Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, FYROM, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Turkey. This meeting reinforced an ongoing cooperation among scientists from these countries.