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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!

LandAware network WG08 IoT-based methods and analyses

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:

WG08 IoT-based methods and analyses

WG8 workshop on Landslide Warning and Prediction using IoT and Machine Learning

NEWS received from
Luca Piciullo (NGI, Norway)

Joint Technical Workshop (WG8 & ISSMGE TC309) on Landslide Warning and Prediction using IoT and Machine Learning

February 23, 2023 09:00-12:00 CET

Teams  Meeting ID: 331 710 067 783   –   Passcode: V6tSh9  

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

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

Session on LEWS at EGU2023

NEWS received from
Stefano Luigi Gariano (CNR IRPI, Italy)

The call-for-abstracts of EGU General Assembly 2023 is open!
#EGU23 will be an in-person/hybrid event in Vienna, Austria, on 23-28 April 2023.

The abstract submission deadline is 10 January 2023, 13:00 CET.

If you want to apply for financial support, submit an abstract by 1 December 2022, 13:00 CET.

The session entitled “Towards reliable Landslide Early Warning Systems” is now open to receive contributions.

The session focuses on LEWSs at all scale (from local to regional) and stages of maturity (i.e., from prototype to active and dismissed ones).
Test cases describing operational application of consolidated approaches are welcome, as well as works dealing with promising recent innovations, even if still at an experimental stage. The session is not focused only on technical scientific aspects, and submissions concerning practical and social aspects are also welcome.

Contributions addressing the following topics will be considered positively:
– conventional and innovative slope-scale monitoring systems for early warning purposes
– conventional and innovative regional prediction tools for warning purposes
innovative on-site instruments and/or remote sensing devices implemented in LEWS
warning models for warning/alert issuing
operational applications and performance analyses of LEWS
communication strategies
emergency phase management