LandAware is a network of individuals interested in cooperating for addressing and promoting issues related to LEWS. Members of LandAware are physical persons sharing the objectives of the network.

The network comprises two categories of membership:

  • associates of at least one working group (with voting right)
  • observers (without voting right)

At any time, the executive committee may suspend the membership status of individuals whose activities are in contrast with the objectives of LandAware. Suspended memberships are always discussed in the following general assembly, who finally decides on whether to terminate or reinstall the membership status suspended by the executive committee. Existing members can request to withdraw their membership to the network at any time, by simply requesting it to the executive committee


Members that are associates of at least one working group have the following rights:

  • voting right in the general assembly;
  • eligibility to coordinate a working group.


Observers have the following rights:

  • participation in the general assembly, without voting rights;
  • participation to activities of a working group, upon acceptance by the chair(s) of the working group.

List of members

In alphabetical order (as of 10 February 2024)

A. L. Achu – Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, India
A. Rajaneesh – University of Kerala, India
Aadityan Sridharan – Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India
Abd Rasid Bin Jaapar – GMT Group, Malaysia
Abdul Aziz Hanifah – Meridian 2000 Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
Abdul Waris Kenue – Indian Institute of Technology, India
Adolfo Quesada-Roman – University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Adrian Wicki – Swiss Federal Research Institute, Switzerland
Alessandro Mondini – Italian National Research Council (CNR-IRPI), Italy
Alessandro Novellino – British Geological Survey, United Kingdom
Alessandro Valletta – University of Parma, Italy
Alexander Guerra – Disaster risk management department of Medellín, Colombia
Alexey Dudashvili – Tien-Shan Geological Society, Kyrgyzstan
Alfred Mark Rosete – People in Need, Philippines
Alfredo Quinonez – INSIVUMEH, Guatemala
Alister Smith – Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Amanda Alves da Silva – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Amin Askarinejad – TU Delft, Netherlands
Ana Coelho-Netto – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ana Elisa Silva de Abreu – University of Campinas, Brazil
Andy Subiyantoro – Ministry of Public Work and Housing, Indonesia
Andrea Carri – Advanced Slope Engineering, Italy
Andrea Manconi – ETH Zurich/GAMMA Remote Sensing, Switzerland
Andrea Segalini – University of Parma, Italy
Andrea Tamburini – Imageo Srl, Italy
Andreas Aspaas – Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate, Norway
Andrew Kos – Terrasense Switzerland Ltd, Switzerland
Angel Garcia-Fontanet – PRO GEO Consultants, Spain
Angel Alberto Valdiviezo Ajila – National Risk and Emergency Management Service, Ecuador
Ankur Sharma – Punjab Engineering College, India
Anna Peixoto – Paulista University, Brazil
Anna Scolobig – University of Geneva, Switzerland
Anna Twomlow – Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Anne Felsberg – KU Leuven, Belgium
Anne Hormes – Austrian Research Centre for forests, Austria
Annette Patton – Sitka Sound Science Center, United States
Arishma Ram – Fiji National University, Fiji
Ascanio Rosi – University of Padova, Italy
Asger Eriksen – Zetica Limited, United Kingdom
Asier Losada Pinedo – Cartographic and Geologic Institute of Catalonia, Spain
Atsuhisa Yano – Atmosphere and Ocean Department, Japan Meteorological Agency, Japan
Axel Volkwein – Pfeifer Protective Structures, Switzerland
Aykut Akgun – Karadeniz Technical University, Landslide Application and Research Center, Turkey
Azadeh Mostofi – STV Inc, USA
Basanta Raj Adhikari – Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Bayes Ahmed – UCL, Bangladesh
Benjamin Mirus – U.S. Geological Survey, USA
Benni Thiebes – German Committee for Disaster Reduction, Germany
Berkan Soylemez – Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Bipin Peethambaran – National Centre for Earth Science Studies, India
Bishwa Ghimire – Rural Community Development Center, Nepal
Brian Collins – U.S. Geological Survey, USA
Bryan Wacker – METER Group, USA
Carles Raimat – Geo-hazardsdvisors by Kuroba-quatre, Spain
Carmen Maria Gutiérrez Gutiérrez – INETER, Nicaragua
Carina Fearnley – UCL, United Kingdom
Carolina Garcia – Geological Society of Colombia, Colombia
Carolina María Moreno Acosta – Conexion Tierra Sas, Colombia
Cassiano Bortolozo – Cemaden, Brazil
Cees Van Westen – University of Twente, Netherlands
Chi-Wen Chen – National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, Japan
Chih-Chung Chung – National Central University, Taiwan
Ching-Fang Lee – Disaster prevention technology research center, Sinotech Engineering Consultants Inc., Taiwan
Christian Arnhardt – British Geological Survey, United Kingdom
Christian Rickli – Swiss Federal Research Institute, Switzerland
Christos Polykretis – Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Foundation for Research and Technology, Greece
Clàudia Abancó – University of Barcelona, Spain
Claudia Meisina – University of Pavia, Italy
Corey Froese – BGC Engineering, Canada
Corrado Camera – University of Milan, Italy
Costas Sachpazis – University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Cyprien Niyigena – Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Daisuke Kageyama – Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan
Dalia Kirschbaum – NASA, USA
Daniel Hölbling – University of Salzburg, Austria
Daniel Metodiev – National Center for Monitoring and Early Warnings of Natural Disasters, Brazil
Daniel Camilo Roman Quintero – University of Campania, Italy
Daniele Giordan – Italian National Research Council (CNR-IRPI), Italy
David Maxted Jones – Loughborough University, United Kingdom
David Johnny Peres – University of Catania, Italy
Davide Bertolo – Valle d’Aosta region, Italy
Davide Tiranti – Regional Agency for Environmental Protection of Piemonte, Italy
Debi Prasanna Kanungo – CSIR-Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, India
Deepak Rawat – Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
Derly Gómez – University of Antioquia, Colombia
Dylan Mikesell – Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Norway
Edward Chu – Geotechnical Engineering Office, Hong Kong Government
Efstratios Karantanellis – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Eisharc Jaquet – Arantec, Spain
Eldbjorg Moxnes – Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Norway
Elena Ioriatti – Università di Bologna, Italy
Elias Garcia-Urquia – National Autonomous University of Honduras, Honduras
Emanuele Intrieri – University of Florence, Italy
Emilia Damiano – University of Campania, Italy
Emir Ahmet Oguz – NGI, Norway
Emma Bee – British Geological Survey, United Kingdom
Esther Jensen – Icelandic Meteorological Office, Iceland
Eric Larose – CNRS – ISTerre, France
Erin Lindsay – Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Fabio Villa – Imageo Srl, Italy
Faraz Tehrani – Deltares, Netherlands
Farrukh Chishtie – Spatial Informatics Group, USA
Fatemeh Sarah Moein – ATC Williams, Australia
Fausto Guzzetti – Italian Civil Protection Department, Italy
Federico Gomez – SIATA, Colombia
Felipe Cerbella Mandarino – Rio de Janeiro City Government, Pereira Passos Institute, Brazil
Ferran Parera Morales – Cartographic and Geologic Institute of Catalonia, Spain
Filippo Catani – University of Padova, Italy
Florian Albrecht – Department for Geoinformatics Z_GIS, University of Salzburg, Austria
Francesco Barbadori – University of Florence, Italy
Francesco Marra – Italian National Research Council (CNR-ISAC), Italy
Francesco Ponziani – Umbria region – Civil Protection Office, Italy
Gaetano Pecoraro – University of Salerno, Italy
Gianvito Scaringi – Charles University, Czech Republic
Gioachino Roberti – Minerva Intelligence, Canada
Giovanna Capparelli – University of Calabria, Italy
Giuseppe Pedone – Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Graeme McKendry – Jacobs UK Ltd, United Kingdom
Graziella Devoli – Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate, Norway
Gudrun Majala – Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate, Norway
Guido Rianna – CMCC Foundation, Italy
Guoqiang Jia – IGSNRR, CAS, China
Hakan Tanyas – USRA/NASA, USA
Heidi Anette Grønsten – Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate, Norway
Helen Dias – University of São Paulo, Brazil
Henri Mas-Mézéran – École nationale des Ponts et Chaussées – Laboratoire Navier, France
Hervé Colleuille – Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate, Norway
Hiroaki Nakaya – NILIM, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan
Hugo Raetzo – Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland
Igor Fomenko – Sergo Ordzhonikidze Russian State University for Geological Prospecting, Russia
Iris Bostjančić – Croatian geological survey, Croatia
Isabela Horta – University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Isabelle Nelder – Practical Action Consulting, United Kingdom
Isadora Vida de Mefano Silva – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Istvan Szakolczai – University of Florence, Italy
Iurii Kaliukh – Research Institute of Building Constructions, Ukraine
Ivan Depina – SINTEF, Norway
Ivan Marchesini – Italian National Research Council (CNR-IRPI), Italy
Ivo Fustos – University of La Frontera, Chile
James Strout – Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Norway
Jan Blahut – Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics, Czech Republic
Jan Klimeš – Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Jeffrey Diaz, Univesity of Honduras, Honduras
Jian Huang – Chengdu University of Technology, China
Jim Whiteley – British Geological Survey, United Kingdom
Joan Palau – Cartographic and Geologic Institute of Catalonia, Spain
Joanne Robbins – Met Office, United Kingdom
Joe Thorpe – Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Jon Kristinn Helgason – Icelandic Met Office, Iceland
Johan Kristofers – Statens vegvesen, Norway
Johannes Leinauer – Technical University of Munich, Germany
John Metzger – AssetAssurance Monitoring LLC, USA
Johnatan Ramos Rivera – EAFIT University, Colombia
Jonathan Chambers – British Geological Survey, United Kingdom
Jordi Marturia Alavedra – Cartographic and Geologic Institute of Catalonia, Spain
Jordi Pinyol – ICGC, Spain
José Cepeda – COWI, Norway
José Moya – UPC Balcelona, Spain
Josè Luis Zezere – Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Joseph Espi – Geoexmin Services, Papua New Guinea
Josh Roering – University of Oregon, USA
Josif Josifovski – University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, North Macedonia
Juan David Moreno – Disaster risk management department of Medellín, Colombia
Judith Levy – Sky4geo, Austria
Juliana Alvarez – SIATA, Colombia
K.S. Sajinkumar – University of Kerala, India
Kalle Kronholm – Skred AS, Norway
Kamilla Sandboe – Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate, Norway
Katy Freeborough – British Geological Survey, United Kingdom
Kaushal Raj Gnyawali – Natural Hazards Division, Himalayan Risk Research Institute, Nepal
Khamarrul Razak – University of Malaysia, Malaysia
Kinoshita Atsuhiko – National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management, Japan
Krishna Priya V K – University of Kerala, India
Kushanav Bhuyan – University of Padova, Italy
Lee Deuk-Hwan – Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
Lei Liu – Wuhan Center of China Geological Survey, China
Leon Guculj – Politecnico of Milan, Italy
Lilianne Landry-Paré – Hatch, Canada
Lisa Luna – University of Potsdam, Germany
Louise Vick – UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
Luca Piciullo – Norwegian Geotechnical Institute – NGI, Norway
Mahendra Singh – IIT Roorkee, India
Malena D’Elia Otero – University of Campinas, Brazil
Manabendra Saharia – Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
Manfred Staehli – Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Switzerland
Marc Janeras – Cartographic and Geological Institute of Catalonia, Spain
Marcel Hurlimann – UPC BarcelonaTech, Spain
Marc-Henri Derron – University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Marco Uzielli – University of Florence, Italy
Marco Zei – Georisk Engineering S.r.l, Italy
Marcos Mendonca – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Margherita Pavanello – University of Pavia, Italy
Maria Alexandra Bulzinetti – University of Florence, Italy
Maria Clorinda Mandaglio – University of Salerno, Italy
Maria Ferentinou – Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Maria Teresa Brunetti – Italian National Research Council (CNR-IRPI), Italy
Mario Reyes – Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, El Salvador
Marios Angelopoulos – Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Martina Stefani – Icelandic Meteorological Office, Iceland
Martine Frekhaug – Notwegian Public Roads Administration, Norway
Marvin Reynes – Ham Radio Cebu , Inc., Philippines
Marwa Tasnim – Start Network, Bangladesh
Masayuki Matsuda – Asia AirSurvey CO., LTD., Japan
Massimo Melillo – Italian National Research Council (CNR-IRPI), Italy
Mateja Jemec Auflič – Geological Survey of Slovenia, Slovenia
Mateo Moreno Zapata – Eurac Research, Italy
Matteo Colli – Artys, Italy
Matthew Thomas – U.S. Geological Survey, USA
Matthias Vanmaercke – University of Liege, Belgium
Mauro Rossi – Italian National Research Council (CNR IRPI), Italy
Maximillian Van Wyk de Vries – University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Meng Qingkai – Qinghai university, China
Michel Jaboyedoff – University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Michele Calvello – University of Salerno, Italy
Mihai Ciprian Margarint – Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
Mihai Niculita – UAIC, Romania
Minjeong Youn – KMA / Met Office, South Korea
Minu Treesa Abraham – Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India
Mirianna Budimir – Practical Action, United Kingdom
Mohd Farid Abdul Kadir – Department of Mineral and Geoscience Malaysia, Malaysia
Monica Cardarilli – , Italy
Muhammad Rauf – SWJTU University, China
Murat Ercanoglu – Hacettepe University, Turkey
Murat Ergenokon Selcuk – Yildiz Technical University, Turkey
Nasser Daiyan – University of Calgary, Canada
Naveen James – Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, India
Neelima Satyam – IIT Indore, India
Nejan Huvaj – Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Netra Prakash Bhandary – Ehime University, Japan
Nguyen Quoc Dinh – Vietnam Institute of Geosciences an Mineral Resources, Vietnam
Nick Rosser – Durham University, United Kingdom
Nicola Nocentini – University of Florence, Italy
Nicusor Necula – Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
Nikhil Nedumpallile Vasu – British Geological Survey, United Kingdom
Nikolaos Depountis – University of Patras, Greece
Nikolaos Tavoularis – Region of Attica/Directorate of Technical Works, Greece
Nils Arne Walberg – Skred AS, Norway
Nimrah Khalid – National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Pakistan
Nina Pedersen – Meteorological Institute, Norway
Nirdesh Sharma – Indian Institute of technology Delhi, India
Oddvar Kjekstad – Kjekstad- Bistand, Norway
Olivier Dewitte – Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium
Oscar Sanchez – SIATA, Colombia
Patrick Thuegaz – Valle d’Aosta region, Italy
Paulo R. P. Hader – São Paulo State University, Brazil
Pavlina Bourouni – University of Patras, Greece
Pedro Jimenez – PRO GEO Consultants, Spain
Pere Buxó – Cartographic and Geologic Institute of Catalonia, Spain
Pradhan Ananta – Water Resource Research and Development Center, Nepal
Puja Shakya – Practical Action Consulting Nepal, Nepal
Quoc Phi Nguyen – Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Vietnam
R. S. Ajin – Kerala State Disaster Management Authority, India
Rachel Soobitsky – NASA, USA
Ragil Andika Yuniawan – University of Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
Rainer Kaltenberger – ZAMG, Austria
Raj Kiran Dhiman – Panjab University Chandigarh, India
Ramesh Shrestha – Durham University, United Kingdom
Raquel Melo – Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Ravinder Singh – National Disaster Management Authority, Government of India, India
Raymond Cheung – Geotechnical Engineering Office, China (Hong Kong)
Reginald L. Hermanns – Geological Survey of Norway, Norway
Regula Frauenfelder – NGI, Norway
Renata Pacheco Quevedo – National Institute for Space Research, Brazil
Renato Macciotta – University of Alberta, Canada
Reza Ahmadi Naghadeh – Jönköping University, Sweden
Richard Carter – BGC Engineering, Canada
Robert Adler – University of Maryland, USA
Roberto Greco – Università of Campania, Italy
Roberto J. Marin – University of Antioquia, Colombia
Roberto Sarro – Geological Survey of Spain, Spain
Roberto Savi – University of Parma, Italy
Roberto Valentino – University of Parma, Italy
Rodolfo Rani – University of Bologna, Italy
Roquia Salam – University of Münster, Germany
Rosa Menichini – University of Salerno, Italy
Rosa M. Palau Berastegui – BarcelonaTech (UPC), Spain
Roxana Borquez – University of Chile, Chile
Rui Marques – University of the Azores, Portugal
Rustem Dautov – SINTEF, Norway
Sabrina Martinez – U.S. Geological Survey, USA
Saeid Moussavi Tayyebi – Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Sagar Karki – Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Samuele Segoni – University of Florence, Italy
Sangeeth kumar Chinnadurai – Amrita University, India
Sanja Dugonjic Jovanevic – University of Rijeka, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Croatia
Sanjaya Devkota – Forum for Energy and Environment Development, Nepal
Santosh Dahal – Plan International, Nepal
Sara Harrison – GNS Science, New Zealand
Sarah Sparrow – University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Saroj Dhoj Joshi – Real Time Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Nepal
Saverio Romeo – Geological Survey of Italy – Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, Italy
Sebastian Uhlemann – Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, United States
Semachew Molla Kassa – Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia
Sen Zhang – Jilin University, China
Sergio Oliveira – Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon, Portugal
Sesha Sai Raghuram Ammavajjala – Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India
Séverine Bernardie – French geological survey, France
Shamas Shoukat Ali – Maurice Lee and Associates, Hong Kong
Sharad Gupta – Punjab Remote Sensing Centre, India
Shota Yagi – Eight-Japan Engineering Consultants Inc., Japan
Shubhankar Majumdar – NIT Meghalaya, India
Sibonakaliso Chiliza – Council for Geoscience, South Africa
Sihan Li – University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Silvia Peruccacci – Italian National Research Council (CNR-IRPI), Italy
Sina Kiziroglu – Senior Freelance Geotechnical Consultant, Turkey
Siobhan Dolan – University of Reading, United Kingdom
Soichi Kaihara – Eight-Japan Engineering Consultants Inc., Japan
Solfrid Agersten – Norwegian Meteorological institute, Norway
Sowjanya Karnati – IIT Indore, India
Srikrishnan Siva Subramanian – Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
Stefan Steger – Eurac Reserach, Italy
Stefano Luigi Gariano – Italian National Research Council (CNR-IRPI), Italy
Stephen Hughes – University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
Stuart Archer – Atkins, United Kingdom
Stuart Dunning – Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Sumit Kumar – Geological Survey of India, India
Susan Tilsley – Beca Ltd, New Zealand
Susanne Ouellet – University of Calgary, Canada
Sylvain Fiolleau – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Tamara Pascoto, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Tapas Ranjan Martha – National Remote Sensing Centre, India
Tejinder Thakur – IIT Mandi, India
Thierry Oppikofer – Terranum, Switzerland
Thomas Stanley – USRA, USA
Thomas Wong – Geotechnical Engineering Office, Hong Kong
Tina Peternel – Geological Survey of Slovenia, Slovenia
Tolga Gorum – Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Tom Dijkstra – Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Tor Skaslien – MET Norway, Norway
Tore Humstad – Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Norway
Txomin Bornaetxea – University of the Basque Country, Spain
Uday Kala Venkata – IIT Mandi, India
V. K. Krishna Priya – University of Kerala, India
Veronica Tofani – University of Florence, Italy
Wilfried Strauch – INETER, Nicaragua
Yared Bekele – SINTEF, Norway
Young-Suk Song – Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, South Korea
Yuexiao Liu – University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Yuki Kishimoto – Japan meteorogical agency, Japan
Yukni Arifianti – Geological Agency, Indonesia
Yunus Ali Pulpadan – Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali, India
Yuri Gorokhovich – Lehman College, City Univ. of New York, USA
Zafar Avzalshoev – Saitama University, Japan
Zhong Lu – Southern Methodist University, USA