NEO News (03/10/05) story:
A workshop was held last year considering the consequences to human life and society from comet/asteroid impacts. The primary aim of the workshop was to establish the necessary contacts for a long-term research effort across all academic subject borders, and to produce a first, albeit preliminary version of the assessment of risks from such events. Funding had been allocated to the project within the 2004 ICSU/UNESCO Grant Programme. The workshop brought together a number of world experts covering most aspects of the problem. The workshop was held on November 29 -- December 1, 2004, in the town of La Laguna, Tenerife, and the local organizer was Mark Kidger of the Astrophysical Institute of the Canaries.