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LandAware in the journal “Landslides”

A News/Kyoto Commitment article has been published today (online first) on the scientific journal “Landslides” to present the LandAware network to the many readers of the journal.

Calvello M, Devoli G, Freeborough K, Gariano SL; Guzzetti F, Kirschbaum D, Nakaya H, Robbins J, Stähli M (2020). LandAware: a new international network on Landslide Early Warning Systems. Landslides, online first.
http://doi.org/10.1007/s10346-020-01548-7

Extracts from the article

Many recent international initiatives have been highlighting the importance of EWSs for disaster risk reduction purposes. [..] In response to these global initiatives, natural hazard experts working with EWSs around the world have recently founded programs and networks to promote international collaboration among members engaged in both surveillance of natural hazards and issuance of warnings to key stakeholders (authorities and public). Among them we can mention multi-hazard initiatives, such as the multi-stakeholder International Network for Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems promoted by the World Meteorological Organization, as well as initiatives focusing on single natural hazards, such as the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Tsunami Programme, the World Organization of Volcanic Observatories, the Global Seismographic Network of the IRIS consortium in the USA, and the European Avalanche Warning Services. Filling a gap in this global scenario, and in response to the abovementioned requests from the landslide risk scientific community, in July 2020 a multi-disciplinary international network of experts in LEWS was founded. The network is named “LandAware – the international network on Landslide Early Warning Systems”.

[..] upcoming activities of LandAware will always be, given the stated purposes of the network, in line with Kyoto Landslide Commitment 2020 priority action no. 1, which aims at promoting “the development of people-centered early warning technology for landslides with increased precision and reliable prediction both in time and location, especially in a changing climate context.”