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  Information - NH3.03 Multidisciplinary monitoring, characterization and early warning projects on large landslides

Event Information
Large slope instabilities have been frequently recognised in mountainous
areas in different lithological (sedimentary, igneous, metamorphic rocks)
and geological domains (cordillera, volcanic, etc.). Slow to very fast
moving, complex mass movements have been recognized and sometimes described
as strongly interrelated. Many types of slope instabilities can be grouped
within this broad class, each presenting different types of hazard and risk.
Study of these instabilities requires a multidisciplinary approach involving
geology, geomorphology, geomechanics, hydro-geochemistry, and geophysics,
and monitoring.

Early-warning systems requires several approaches to obtain reliable
understanding of landside movement and triggering. Site characterization,
modelling and monitoring data are mandatory for landslide hazard assessment
and especially for the development of early warning systems.

The session will focus on subjects related to some case studies of large
slope instabilities and monitoring projects around the world were a
ultidisciplinary approach is used. This will include both investigations,
modelling and monitoring approaches. Examples of such project are the
Åknes/Tafjord project in Norway, Cortenova in Italy and Turtle Mountains in
Canada. We encourage presentations related to multidisciplinary geological
and geophysical investigations into the structure and kinematics of large
rock-slope failures. Modelling approaches both on landslide dynamics and
related tsunamis are welcome. New techniques and methods for monitoring and
design of early warning systems are important aspects. Also other topics of
importance for dealing with large landslides like hazard and risk analysis
are welcome topics.

Preference will be given to series of presentations focusing on one project
or site.

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers


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