Environmental assisted cracking of metals is an important topic related to many industries in lives. Although the problem with this type of corrosion has been known for many years, the debate on the effects and possible remedies available under different environmental conditions is ongoing and topical. Previous volumes have tended to concentrate on single aspects and causes (e.g. stress corrosion fracture), while ignoring other mechanisms such as hydrogen embitterment, corrosion fatigue and more modern concerns such as the near neutral SCC pipelines. It presents an up-to-date and comprehensive view of this industrially important topic. The organisers of this conference have chosen authors who cover a diverse range of topics.