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.

News from members WG07 Operational LEWS

Second regional meeting for the Latin American region (in Spanish)

NEWS received from
Mario Reyes (MARN, El Salvador), Graziella Devoli (NVE, Norway)

SAVE THE DATE for the 2nd regional meeting for the Latin American region (in Spanish) 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.

Wednesday, 24th of May 2023 
– 1:00 PM Ciudad de Guatemala time
21:00 PM Central Europe summer time, CEST

Click here to join the meeting
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News from members

New research Topic “Advances and applications in modeling, assessment, and mitigation of landslide disasters”

NEWS received from
Davide Tiranti (Regional Agency for Environmental Protection of Piemonte region, Italy)

The Research Topic “Advances and applications in modeling, assessment, and mitigation of landslide disasters” under Geohazards and Georisks, specialty section of Frontiers in Earth Science (3.661 Impact Factor 3.2 CiteScore) is now open for manuscripts submission!

Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 June 2023
Manuscript Submission Deadline: 15 October 2023

Info at

Key themes include, but are not limited to:

• Structural and geomorphological features of landslides at various scales
• Indoor laboratory physical modeling of landslides
• Theoretical analysis on the formation mechanism of landslides
• Risk and stability assessment method for landslides
• Applications of advanced earth observation technologies in landslides
• Numerical simulation of landslides subjected to rainfall and earthquake
• In-depth controlling factor analysis of landslides
• Time-series analysis of sensor data for landslides monitoring

News from members WG05 Innovations

WG5 meeting on the role of wind in Hurricane prone regions for landslide early warning

NEWS received from
Manfred Stähli (WSL, Switzerland) and Ben Mirus (USGS, USA)

On February 3, 2023, a meeting of LandAware WG 5 “Innovations” addressed the role of wind speed and direction for landslide occurrence in Hurricane prone regions.

Guest speaker, Yuri Gorokhovich (Lehman College, City University of New York) illustrated how we are getting closer to predicting landslides in Hurricane prone regions in real-time using wind information.

The recorded presentation is available in the LandAware youtube channel

The next WG 5 meeting – with a completely different topic – will take place in May/June 2023.

Manfred Stähli & Ben Mirus

LandAware network News from members

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).

LandAware network News from members WG01 Catalog of LEWS

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.

LandAware network News from members

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

LandAware network News from members WG08 IoT-based methods and analyses

Recording and material of WG8 – Workshop #3

NEWS received from
Luca Piciullo (NGI Norway)


If you have missed the WG8 Workshop #3 On the use of IoT data you can find the recording here 

and the material (ppt, references, other) here.

LandAware network News from members WG08 IoT-based methods and analyses

WG8 – Workshop #3: How to use IoT data in landslide modelling

NEWS received from
Luca Piciullo (NGI Norway)


Third Workshop on How to use IoT data in landslide modelling for the IoT-based methods and analyses Working group

December 1 – 16:00 – 17:30 CET time


16:00-16:15     Dylan Mikesell (NGI, Norway) – Timeline and planned activities

16:15-16:30     Ben Mirus (USGS, USA) – Overview of USGS monitoring, modeling, and other research strategies for real-time situational awareness and landside warning

16:30-16:45     Luca Piciullo (NGI, Norway) – A first step towards a IoT-based local early warning system for an unsaturated slope in Norway

16:45-17:00     Roberto Greco (University of Campania, Italy) – Identification of Hydrological Controls for Improvement of Shallow Landslide Prediction in Pyroclastic Slopes of Campania

17:00                Discussion      

Ben Mirus is a Research Geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Landslide Hazards Program in Golden, Colorado. Ben applies his background in geology, hillslope hydrology, and numerical modeling towards developing new tools for landslide hazard assessment and loss reduction.

Luca Piciullo PhD at the University of Salerno, Italy, in Geotechnical engineering. Currently employed at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), Oslo, Natural Hazards division, in the section Slope stability and risk assessment. The technical and scientific work focuses on slope stability analysis, monitoring and risk mitigation with early warning systems, risk assessment of building damages due to deep excavations and tailings dams stability analysis.

Roberto Greco, Ph.D. in Hydraulic Engineering at Università di Napoli “Federico II” in 1997, professor of Hydrology and Hydraulic Infrastructures at Università della Campania “L. Vanvitelli”, teaching in the M.Sc. courses in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Since 2016, member of the Editorial Board of Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. The research activity deals with monitoring and modelling of water in natural and artificial systems, with specific focus on hillslope hydrology and landslides; preferential flows in unsaturated soils; environmental impact of sewer systems; management of water supply networks.

LandAware network News from members WG08 IoT-based methods and analyses

News from WG8

NEWS received from
Luca Piciullo (NGI, Norway)

  1. The recording of WG8 Workshop #2 of IoT-based monitoring, modelling and slope stability is available here:

    Workshop #2 was about real-time monitoring strategies for risk management. Three different case studies were presented by Emanuele Intrieri (University of Florence), Armin Dachauer (WSL), Claudia Meisina (University of Pavia).  

If you are interested to have access to the past workshops material (presentations, recordings, flyers) please send an email to

  1. New paper published on Natural Hazards journal on real-time monitoring and modelling: “A first step towards a IoT-based local early warning system for an unsaturated slope in Norway”

    The paper describes a framework for a IoT-based local landslide early warning system (Lo-LEWS). Monitoring, modelling, forecasting and warning represent the main phases of the proposed framework. In this study, the first two phases have been applied to capture the hydrological behaviour of a natural unsaturated slope located adjacent to a railway track in Eastern Norway.