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WG8 – Workshop #2: Real-time monitoring strategies as landslide risk management: 3 case studies

NEWS received from
Luca Piciullo (NGI Norway)


Second Workshop on Real-time monitoring strategies as landslide risk management for the IoT-based methods and analyses Working group

September 8 – 16:00 – 17:30 CET time


16:00 – 16:15 – Dr. Luca Piciullo – Timeline and planned activities

16:15 – 16:30 – Prof. Emanuele Intrieri – Design of slope-scale LEWSs: from theory to practice  

16:30 – 16:45 – Armin Dachauer – Comprehensive soil wetness monitoring for landslide hazard assessment in the Napf region (Emmental, Switzerland)

16:45 – 17:00 – Prof. Claudia Meisina – Hydrological monitoring for LEWS: the case of Oltrepo Pavese (Northern Italy)

17:00 – 17:30 – Discussion

Prof. Emanuele Intrieri  is an Assisting Professor at the Earth Sciences Department at the University of Florence. His research is mainly devoted to landslides monitoring and forecasting, with particular reference to slope stability threatening cultural heritage and the characterization of historical and heritage stone buildings affected by detachments. He is author or co-author of more than 50 scientific publications in international journals and of a number of conference proceedings and book chapters. He took part in several national and international research projects and to civil protection emergencies as team member of the Centre of Competence of the Italian Civil Protection Department and of the UNESCO Chair on Prevention and sustainable management of geo-hydrological hazards.

Armin Dachauer  received his master degree in Atmospheric and Climate Science at ETH Zurich. He is currently working as research assistant at the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL (Birmensdorf, Switzerland), where he is responsible for soil wetness stations in Central Switzerland.

Prof. Claudia Meisina  received her PhD in Earth Sciences from the University of Pavia (Italy). Currently is associate professor in Engineering Geology at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences of University of Pavia, where she leads the Laboratory of Engineering Geology and she is member of the PhD School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.  She has been a post-doc at the BRGM in France. She received fellowships through Italian Foreign Affairs Ministry and Centre International pour la Formation et les Echange Géologiques. She is actually involved in Liquefact Horizon 2020 Project and in several projects about the role of land use in shallow landslide triggering.


News from members WG08 IoT-based methods and analyses

WG8 – #1 Workshop on Seismic noise and Geophysical monitoring

NEWS received from
Luca Piciullo (NGI Norway)


First Workshop on Seismic noise and Geophysical monitoring for the IoT-based methods and analyses Working group

July 5, 2022 — 16:00 – 17:30 CET



Dr. Eric Larose is a CNRS Director of Research at Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble, France. Eric is the Director of LABCOM, a joint industry-academia research partnership focused on developing innovative technologies and methodologies to monitor and predict natural and artificial instabilities. Eric has a history of transdisciplinary work related to natural hazard monitoring. His expertise lies in geophysics and seismology. 

Dr. Jim Whiteleyis a geophysicist, with expertise in integrating seismic investigation methods with well-established electrical resistivity tomography monitoring methods. His research focuses on the application of these methods to monitor landslides, with an emphasis on establishing hydrogeological and geomechanical precursors to slope failure. He is currently employed at the British Geological Survey.

Dr. Malgorzata Chmiel is Postdoc at Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL). She is a geophysicist, with expertise in seismic data (ground vibrations) generated by mass movements and ambient noise sources. Her research focuses the application of machine learning to natural hazards (e.g., debris flow detection with machine learning and seismic data).

News from members WG08 IoT-based methods and analyses

New article on IoT-based hydrological monitoring of water-induced landslides

NEWS received from
Emir Ahmet Oguz – NTNU, Norway

Our new paper “IoT-based hydrological monitoring of water-induced landslides: a case study in central Norway” was published on the Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment.
This study presents an overview of a case study on IoT-based hydrological monitoring of water-induced landslides in central Norway and highlights several important findings on the implementation of IoT-based monitoring systems. The collected data on hydrological activities in terms of volumetric water content and matric suction provided novel and valuable insights into the hydrological responses of slopes in seasonally cold climates.
Our paper was published with open access and feel free to read this study!

News from members WG08 IoT-based methods and analyses

Working Group 8 kick-off meeting

NEWS received from
Dylan Mikesell and Luca Piciullo (NGI, Norway)

Please join us for the LandAware Working Group 8 (WG08kick-off meeting. This working group is meant to share knowledge from case studies and pilot test sites with the goal to test real-time monitoring and modeling for landslide early warning purposes. Both local and territorial landslide early warning systems will be investigated.

The speed-meeting will be brief (ca. 30min) and held virtually via Microsoft Teams. The goal of this meeting is to introduce interested participants to this working group and share information on potential opportunities. In addition, participants will have the chance to give input on the direction this working group goes.

Who: LandAware WG08

What: Kick-off meeting

WhereTeams Link

When: Wednesday 11 May 202216:00-16:30 CET


1. Introduction to WG08 – Luca Piciullo – 10 min

2. Short questionnaire – moderator Dylan Mikesell – 10 min

3. participant discussion – ca. 10/20 min

We hope to meet you soon virtually to start this exciting cooperative working group.

The organizing group:

Luca Piciullo, Dylan Mikesell, James Michael Strout, Regula Frauenfelder, Rosa Maria Palau Berastegui, Emanuele Intrieri, Małgorzata Chmiel, Veronica Tofani, Marcel Hürlimann.

News from members WG08 IoT-based methods and analyses

New Working Group!

NEWS received from
Luca Piciullo (NGI, Norway)

A new LandAware Working Group is born!
The new WG is dedicated to Internet of Thing methods and analyses, specifically devoted to real-time monitoring, modelling, and early warning.

The WG aims at gathering case studies and pilots to apply IoT-based methods and innovative monitoring sensors for warning purposes.

More info at:

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