NEWS received from Séverine Bernardie (BRGM, France)
The IGE research unit, Grenoble, France, and BRGM (French geological survey), Orléans, France, welcome applications for a fully-funded PhD position (3 years) dedicated to the design of integrated Territorial early-warning systems for shallow landslides.
This PhD is part of the VIGIMONT project, funded by ANR (National Research Agency), and is expected to start in November 2023 (with some flexibility) ; it will be co-supervised by G. Chambon (INRAE) and S. Bernardie (BRGM) in close collaboration with S. Chave (Predict).
In case you will be in Florence, you need to be informed about a side event for which you may want to consider staying in Florence one more day (before or after the congress): some LandAware members from the University of Florence, together with other colleagues, will organize a guided tour on a hill in the center of Florence (3 hours walk), to let you have the best view possible of the city and to tell you some stories about how the geology of the area influenced the development of the city. That will include landslides (of course!) threatening historical buildings and remedial measures planned by Leonardo da Vinci and now forgotten by Florence people!
This activity will be scheduled on Monday (before the congress) and on Saturday (after the congress). It will be offered as a free side event and will be advertised in the near future, but considering that some of you are already booking the flights and the accommodation, it’s better to spread the word in advance.
If you are interested, just program your trip to Florence accordingly, no other action is needed from your side at this moment: you will receive an official mail from WLF6 in the next few weeks.
Of course, feel free to spread the word among other WLF6 attendees and also keep in mind that accompanying persons will be welcome (the tour is not a technical one).
Here you are the highlights of the guided tour:
• Florence 2000 years ago: Romans Vs. Etrurians in a peculiar geomorphological setting.
• Florence and its river between opportunities and disasters, searching for signs and memories that only trained eyes can see.
• The spectacular “Piazzale Michelangelo” and its incredible history, forgotten even by Florence people [spoiler: landslides involved].
• High exposure: how humanity risked living without ice cream because of a landslide (or was a landslide that gave us ice cream?).
• Palaces and churches: the story of famous ancient buildings spoken by their very stones.
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 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).
NEWS received from Manfred Stähli (WSL, Switzerland)
In the meeting of WG5held on 14 June, 2023, Ann-Kathrin Edrich from RWTH Aachen University presented her work entitled “Time-dependent shallow landslide hazard mapping using an event-based machine learning approach“
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.
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 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