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Videos of the invited talks in the LandAware online workshop 2023

The LandAware online workshop 2023 was held on June 1, 2023.

If you missed the event, here you can watch the recordings of the invited lectures on the LandAware youtube channel.

Kristen Cook (University of Grenoble, France)

Kristen Cook – The use of seismology for real-time landslide detection and mass flow early warning

Johannes Leinauer (TU Munich, Germany)

Johannes Leinauer – Displacement data for early warning forecasting the time of landslides

Elena Ioratti (University of Bologna, Italy)

Elena Ioratti – Study of debris flow initiation through the analysis of seismic signals
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PROSLIDE project webinar

NEWS received from
Stefan Steger and Mateo Moreno Zapata (EURAC, Italy)

SAVE THE DATE for the online PROSLIDE event!

During the webinar, the results of the PROSLIDE project (Exploring new opportunities for the PRediction Of shallow landSLIDEs) are presented. PROSLIDE focuses on shallow landslide prediction using novel data-driven and physically-based approaches in the province of South Tyrol, Italy. The webinar consists of presentations (see agenda in the flyer) giving an overview of the methodical approaches and results, along with time for questions and discussion.

When: Thursday, 29th of June 2023

10:00 AM Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Where: Click here to join the meeting

For more information on the project, visit the PROSLIDE blog

No registration is needed

PROSLIDE is financed by the Autonomous Province of Bolzano and led by Eurac Research and the University of Innsbruck, which are supported by the Autonomous Province of Bolzano, the University of Twente, CNR, IGF-ÖAW, and the University of Padova.

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New LandAware online workshop!

SAVE THE DATE for the new LandAware online event!
June 1st, 2023

– 6:30PM IST

• keynote lectures on innovative tecniques for landslide early warning
• discussion on data-related issues
• networking activities for early-career scientists/professionals

Pre-register by filling this form:

Stay tuned for updates!

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EGU23 LandAware get-together in Vienna on Thursday, 27 April

As we did in 2022, we would like to take advantage of the fact that some LandAware members will be in Vienna at #EGU23 at the end of April… to get together for one evening, to meet and talk in person.

We chose Thursday, April 27, 2023, because that’s the day many sessions on landslides prediction and early warning (particularly NH3.7 Towards innovative Landslide monitoring, modelling, and Early Warning Systems) are scheduled, thus we are assuming that if you will attend EGU23 , 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: Salm Brau (webpage). We suggest we meet there at 7:30 PM.

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

Looking forward to seeing you in Vienna!

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WG8 – Workshop #5: Machine Learning with IoT data

News received from
Dylan Mikesell (NGI, Norway)

Fifth Workshop on Machine Learning with IoT data for the IoT-based methods and analyses Working group

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 – 16:00-17:30 CEST

Click here to join the meeting

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LandAware at the Global FOREWARN Meeting

On Wednesday 22nd February 2023, LandAware members participated to the Global FOREWARN Community meeting, with a special focus on landslides.

Here are the meeting minutes

Below the full recording of the meeting:

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Special Issue on Geomorphological Mapping Research for Landslide

NEWS received from
Davide Tiranti (Department of Natural and Environmental Risks, Regional Agency for Environmental Protection of Piemonte – ARPA Piemonte, Italy)

A new Special Issue entitled “Geomorphological Mapping Research for Landslide” in the GeoHazards journal (MDPI) is currently open for contributions. The Special Issue is guest edited by Davide Tiranti.

Without a thorough knowledge of the landslides’ distribution on the territory you cannot lay the basis for developing a LEWS. The mapping of landslides is the first fundamental step through which it is possible to establish the relationships between landslides and the territorial and climatic variables responsible for their triggering and evolution.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to collect scientific works aimed at mapping landslides and the applications that derive from them, such as the production of inventory maps, susceptibility maps, hazard/risk maps, urban planning, and the development of tools in a GIS environment aimed at collecting, processing, analysis, visualization and dissemination of landslide data.

If you are interested in submitting your manuscripts to the SI, but your institution does not fund the open access publication, please contact Davide Tiranti to get a 100% APC discount (a maximum of 10 discounts are available).

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Glossary and Catalog of LEWS (WG01)

NEWS received from
Hiroaki Nakaya (NILIM-MLIT, Japan) and Graziella Devoli (NVE, Norway)

LandAware Working Group 1 releases its first/initial version of glossary and catalog as a result of its activities for the first two years.

These are tentative in their nature, but more than merely passing, collaborative efforts of related associates and observers of the WG during the Pandemic of COVID 19.

The outline was briefly discussed in the Workshop held in October 2022 in Zurich, and additional explanation is to be made in the Interpraevent in Taiwan, postponed until next April, 2023. 

It is hoped that members of the LandAware, together with other professional communities, refer to the common terminology enlisted in the glossary and to the Catalog, which definitely needs periodic update, to facilitate communication both internally within the community and externally  with-out for extensional purpose.

The catalog and the glossary can be reached though this link

They are open; and citation is to be made as “LandAware Working Group 1 Catalog, 2022.”

With much appreciation,

Chair Hiroaki NAKAYA of Japanese NILIM-MLIT and Co-Chair Graziella Devoli of Norwegian NVE.

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First General Assembly of LandAware done!

The first General Assembly (GA) of the LandAware network was held online on Friday, December 2, 2022.

After a brief recounting of the genesis of LandAware and its first two years of activities, the GA discussed the reorganization proposal made by the Executive Committee (EC), particularly regarding the working groups (WGs).

The proposal unanimously voted by the GA participating members is the following:

  • WG1, WG2 and WG6, to be closed within a few months, after having finalized ongoing activities;
  • WG3, WG4, WG5, WG7 and WG8, to continue the activities with current Chairs and co-Chairs;
  • The Communication-Networking activity (former WG2) will be carried out directly by the EC, more specifically by a Secretary in the EC;
  • The new EC for the period 2022-2024 comprises: all past members but Fausto Guzzetti and Dalia Kirschbaum; new member Ben Mirus;
  • Michele Calvello was re-elected as LandAware’s president for the period 2022-2024, Stefano Luigi Gariano was nominated LandAware’s secretary for the period 2022-2024;
  • New task forces may be created in the coming months in some WGs. The leaders of active task forces will be invited to participate in the EC meetings. In particular, a specific task force dedicated to training activities in south Asia was proposed by Thom Bogaard and approved.
  • The current members of LandAware will soon be asked to confirm their willingness in continuing being members of the network, filling a new registration form.
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Call for abstracts for WLF6, Florence (Italy), is open

NEWS received from
Manfred Stähli (WSL, Switzerland)

We would like to draw your attention to the session 2.12. “LANDSLIDE EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS: INNOVATIONS AND APPLICATIONS” which is scheduled in the program of the 6th World Landslide Forum (Florence, Italy, 14-17 November 2023).

The session is open to contributions from researchers, agencies, decision-makers and practitioners and intends to cover every topic connected with LEWS, at every scale: methodological innovations, technical advances, operational implementations, reliability evaluation, documentation of case studies, communication strategies, social perception of warnings and management of uncertainties.

You can read the complete description of the session here, and submit your abstract at Please take note that the abstract submission deadline is set to 28 February 2023.

We wait for your contribution and we hope to see many LandAware colleagues in Florence next year!

Samuele Segoni, Manfred Stähli, Neelima Satyam, Annette Patton, Luca Piciullo and Graziella Devoli