LandAware network

EGU LandAware get-together in Vienna on Wednesday 25 May

As written in the title of this blog post, I would like to take advantage of the fact that some LandAware members will be in Vienna at #EGU22 at the end of May… to get together for one evening, to meet and talk in person after a series of online conversations.

I chose Wednesday, May 25, because that’s the day the session NH3.7 Towards reliable Landslide Early Warning Systems is scheduled (Session LINK), thus I am assuming that if you will indeed attend EGU in person, you will most likely be in Vienna on that evening.

The get-together will be an informal dinner with good Austrian beer, self-funded by the participants (unfortunately LandAware doesn’t have any funding to manage), in a restaurant/brewery I like a lot: Salm Brau (webpage). I suggest we meet there at 19:30.

If you are in Vienna on that day, and you like the idea, I ask you to FILL THIS FORM (, as I need to know in advance the number of people participating (a reservation is necessary in that place). Feel free to extend the invitation to some friends.

I am looking forward to seeing you (hopefully many of you) in Vienna,
Michele Calvello

News from members

Call for abstracts : JTC1 Workshop on Impact of global changes on landslide risk (7-10 June, 2023)

NEWS received from
Vittoria Capobianco – NGI, Norway

The Joint Technical Committee on Natural Slopes and Landslides (JTC1) of FedICGS is delighted to invite you to join us at the 3rd JTC1 Workshop on Impact of global changes on landslide risk, to be held in Oslo, Norway on June 7th – 10th, 2023.

3rd JTC1 Workshop on Impact of global changes on landslide risk

Anthropogenic impacts and related climate change are unquestionably changing the landslide risk and impacting how we assess and manage the risk(s).

The aim of the Workshop is to promote discussion between scientists and engineers on whether we are capable of predicting and quantifying the expected changes in landslide risk and how we could implement the knowledge gained from academic research on landslide risk management into practice. The advanced topics in focus for the discussions include:

  • Rock mass degradation and landslide initiation;
  • Climate and anthropogenic impact on landslide risk in various geographic regions, including the Arctic;
  • Prediction of landslide mobility and impact footprint, including landslides initiated at mine tailings storage facilities;
  • Application of modern remote sensing technologies to landslide risk assessment; 
  • Landslide risk reduction strategies: risk mitigation, including early warning and nature-based solutions;
  • Applications of new technologies like machine learning for landslide susceptibility and landslide hazard mapping.

The workshop will consist of two lecture days (June 8 and 9), and a one-day technical excursion (June 10). The lecture days will be a combination of five keynote lectures, a number of invited lectures, the 3rd Hutchinson Lecture as well as discussion sessions.

You are invited to submit extended abstracts (up to 4 pages) for oral presentation and short abstracts (max 1 page) for poster presentation. Instructions and templates for abstract submission can be found here.

The deadline for submitting both extended and poster abstracts is 31 March 2022.

The digital proceedings will be issued right after the workshop and made available on the 3rd JTC1 Workshop website.

The Organizing Committee will make a selection of the best abstracts (oral presentations and posters) and invite the authors to provide a full manuscript to be published in a Special Issue of a refereed, open-access journal. A total of 10 to 15 articles are envisioned for the Special Issue, which is expected to be published within one year after the workshop.

For detailed information check the dedicated website at:

Looking forward to seeing you in Oslo, 2023!

Contact person: Vittoria Capobianco (NGI) –

WG04 eLearning

eLearning project: LEWS fact sheets

The LandAware eLearning Working Group is happy to present the first output of an ongoing project: LEWS fact sheets (click below to access the project web page)

Are you a LEWS manager wanting your system to gain visibility by means of “our” fact sheets? Are you a LandAware member wanting to help us in creating new fact sheets? YOU ARE WELCOME TO ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROJECT.

Do not hesitate to contact us: Michele CalvelloAnne Felsberg.

LandAware network

Presentation of the network at WLF5

Presentation of the LandAware network at WLF5, the 5th World Landslide Forum “Implementing and Monitoring the Sendai Landslide Partnerships 2015-2025” (2-6 November 2021, Kyoto, Japan)

Theme 3: Monitoring and Early Warning

Companion paper, published on Landslides

WG04 eLearning

Second online meeting of WG04 “eLearning”

The second meeting of the “eLearning” Working Group was held on October 5, 2021. The recording is available on our YouTube channel (video embedded below).

News from members

PhD-thesis defense (online) at UPC on 23/09/2021: Rosa Palau

NEWS received from
Marcel Hurlimann, UPC (Spain)

Title of PhD Thesis: “Landslide and debris flow warning at regional scale. A real-time system using susceptibility mapping, radar rainfall and hydrometeorological thresholds for Catalonia (NE Spain).”


University: UPC BarcelonaTech

Time, day: Thursday, September 23th 2021, 10:30 (CEST)


It is an online defense, everybody is able to attend.

LandAware network

The first LandAware round-the-clock conference will be a “MayDay”

Join us for the LandAware MayDay round-the-clock Conference!

When: from 19 May 2021 14:00 CET to 20 May 2021 14:00 CET

Where: online (free registration required)

What: see the preliminary program

And if have one or more photos regarding landslides or landslide early warning to share… participate in the MayDay 2021 photo contest

Updated info at:

WG06 LEWS data

Second online meeting of WG06 “LEWS data”

The second meeting of the “LEWS Data” Working Group was held on April 14, 2021. The recording is available on our YouTube channel (video embedded below).

WG06 LEWS data

First online meeting of WG06 “LEWS data”

The first meeting of the “LEWS Data” Working Group was held on January 26, 2021. Are you a member of this WG but you missed the meeting? No problem, watch the recording, and use the online tools that have been set up for you to actively contribute to this WG.

LandAware network

Recording of LandAware kick-off 2020

The recording of the LandAware kick-off meeting, held on 14 December 2020, is on YouTube for you to watch on demand.

Enjoy it!