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LandAware network News from members

Seminar: Insights from the Brienz/Brinzauls landslide (Switzerland)

Seminar by Simon Löw (ETH Zurich) and Andreas Huwiler (Canton of Grisons)

A seminar by Simon Löw (ETH Zurich) and Andreas Huwiler (Canton of Grisons), experts of the crisis management team, will be held online on Thursday, 18 January, 2024, 3:30 to 4:30 pm CET

The massive landslide above Brienz/Brinzauls (Eastern Switzerland) was one of the most highly regarded events in the Alps in 2023. An entire village had to be evacuated and there was great uncertainty as to how far the released mass would run out. In this LandAware seminar, two experts from the operational crisis management will tell us how they experienced the situation before and during the event and what lessons they learned from it.

The Brienz/Brinzauls landslide. Photo by Christoph Nänni

Simon Löw (ETH Zurich) will explain the hazard scenarios, the expected and observed long-term displacement evolution, the early warning criteria and evacuation phases, and finally the collapse processes.

Andreas Huwyler (Canton of Grisons) will answer questions regarding the communication with the local people who were evacuated one month before the event and with the media.

There will also be time for questions and discussion.

Welcome to save the date and spread the word.

Zoom link: https://wsl.zoom.us/j/66662112426?pwd=bUpHS3hRd21DQ1FMNWw3WnZNbWVMZz09

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LandAware network WG07 Operational LEWS

Second regional meeting for Brazil (WG7)

News received from
Paulo Hader (PrimeIT, Brazil), Graziella Devoli (NVE, Norway)

Save the date for the Second regional meeting for Brazil (in Portuguese) organized by the WG7 Operational LEWS to establish contact among members from the same country/region, to exchange experience and to know about projects in the region and possibly to promote future collaborations among LandAware associates and observers.

Monday, 30th of October

– 18:00 (Brazilian Time, São Paulo/Rio de Janeiro)

– 22:00 Central Europe Time, CET.

Link to join the meeting:
https://meet.google.com/rda-xwga-aco

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LandAware get-together in Florence during WLF6 on Wed, 15 November

Registrations closed – sorry!

We would like to take advantage of the fact that some LandAware members will be in Florence, Italy at WLF6 in November 2023 (particularly for the session 2.12: Landslide Early Warning Systems: Innovation and Applications)… to get together for one evening, to meet and talk in person.

We chose Wednesday, November 15, 2023 to not overlap with the Welcome Reception and the Forum Banquet scheduled by WLF organizers.

The get-together will be a self-funded, informal dinner by the participants (unfortunately LandAware doesn’t have any funding to manage), in a restaurant to be decided. We will communicate it soon.

If you are in Florence on that day, and you like the idea, we ask you to fill this form (https://forms.gle/xtrjctpffixvuMvR6), as we need to know in advance the number of people participating to make a reservation.

Looking forward to seeing you in Florence at WLF6!

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LandAware network News from members

Recordings of the presentations on LEWS in Latin America at UNGA78

LandAware members participated to the Virtual Session Experiences of Landslides Early Warning Systems in Latin America: Landaware network / Experiencias de Sistemas de Alerta Temprana ante Deslizamientos en Latinoamérica: red Landaware at the Science Summit at UN General Assembly (UNGA78) Wednesday September 13, 2023.

During the session, chaired by Carolina Garcia Londoño and Graziella Devoli, after an introduction on the LandAware network by Stefano Luigi Gariano, four examples of Landslide Early Warning Systems in Latin America were presented, in Spanish or English language, by Mario Reyes, Ivo Fustos, Felipe Mandarino, and Carolina Garcia Londoño.

The recordings of the presentations can be found on the LandAware YouTube channel.

Mario Reyes – Sistema de Alerta Temprana por deslizamientos en El Salvador [Spanish]
Ivo Fustos – Landslide Early Warning System: the Chilean case [Spanish]
Felipe Mandarino – LHASA Rio: a local LEWS based on NASA’s global landslide hazard assessment model [English]
Carolina Garcia Londoño – Sistemas de Alerta Temprana ante deslizamientos en asentamientos informales: de la academia al gobierno [Spanish]
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LandAware network News from members

Session on LEWS at the UN General Assembly Science Summit

NEWS received from
Graziella Devoli (NVE, Norway)

Virtual Session at the Science Summit at UN General Assembly (UNGA78)

Title: Experiences of Landslides Early Warning Systems in Latin America: Landaware network / Experiencias de Sistemas de Alerta Temprana ante Deslizamientos en Latinoamérica: red Landaware

Wednesday September 13, 2023 10:00am – 12:00pm EDT (4:00pm-6pm CEST)

Registration neededhttps://sched.co/1Pk1N

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LandAware network News from members

ITALICA: The ITAlian rainfall-induced LandslIdes CAtalogue

NEWS received from
Silvia Peruccacci (CNR, Italy)

ITALICA, an extensive and accurate spatio-temporal catalogue of rainfall-induced landslides in Italy, is now online!

Over the last 15 years many researchers at CNR IRPI have been involved in compiling a catalogue called ITALICA (ITAlian rainfall-induced LandslIdes CAtalogue), which currently lists 6312 records with accurate information in space and time on rainfall-induced landslides that occurred on Italian territory between January 1996 and December 2021.

ITALICA provides the scientific community with a useful example of how to build accurate spatio-temporal catalogues elsewhere. The high accuracy of the catalogue’s data makes it particularly suitable for the prediction of rainfall-induced landsides (e.g. for defining rainfall thresholds to be implemented in landslide early warning systems).

The data description paper is published in the open source journal Earth System Science Data: https://essd.copernicus.org/articles/15/2863/2023/

The catalogue is freely available at https://zenodo.org/record/8009366

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LandAware network News from members

PhD position at EURAC and University of Bolzano

NEWS received from
Stefan Steger (EURAC, Italy)

Eurac Research and University of Bolzano/Bozen are happy to announce a PhD position closely related to the Proslide project (www.mountainresearch.at/proslide).

The selected candidate will tackle the topic “Deciphering landslide occurrence under climate change in South Tyrol using interpretable data-driven models” spending at least 6 months at Eurac Research and at least 6 months abroad.
The candidates must explicitly express in the application their interest in this project.

Applicant can submit their application up to 18 July 2023, 12:00 midday (CEST).

Information on the enrollment and the call for applications can be found at https://www.unibz.it/en/faculties/agricultural-environmental-food-sciences/phd-mountain-environment-agriculture

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LandAware network

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 Ioriatti (University of Bologna, Italy)

Elena Ioriatti – Study of debris flow initiation through the analysis of seismic signals
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LandAware network News from members

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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LandAware network

New LandAware online workshop!

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

– 9AM EDT
– 2PM UTC
– 3PM CEST
– 6:30PM IST

Agenda
• 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: https://forms.gle/vnCKyGH2BDmEvRiC6

Stay tuned for updates!