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2 December 2011
Some interesting sessions at the EGU General Assembly in Vienna in April next year
30 November 2011
AGU have introduced an initiative that allows presenters to upload eposters for the AGU Fall meeting next week. This post provides access to my poster, which looks at the numbers of people killed by landslides worldwide .
22 June 2011
Dave flags a forthcoming conference on slope tectonics and highlights a video of incipient landslides in the coastal cliffs near to New Zealand
31 March 2011
Given that natural hazards are at the forefront of the news at the moment, I thought it would be good to highlight three important forthcoming conferences at which we will learn a great deal more about recent and potential events: 1. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011 Next week is the annual EGU meeting in Vienna. This will be the largest natural hazards meeting of the year, at which there …
27 January 2011
This post highlights the forthcoming World Landslide Forum, and in particular invites contributions to a session that I am convening on the socio-economic impacts of landslides.
17 December 2010
AGU Day 4: Debris flows and the Station Fire [improved in light of comments from Susan Cannon Cannon]
NB the text below has been updated to reflect some very helpful comments from Susan Cannon. Genuine thanks to her for her help. The AGU Fall meeting continues like an unstoppable rhino, with a dizzying amount of sessions and a rapidly developing sense that my brain has become full. However, I will highlight here just two talks yesterday from the public communication of natural hazards session, both about the potential …
19 October 2010
Thanks to Rick Guthrie for pointing out in a comment another interesting Canadian conference on natural hazards. This is the 5th Canadian Conference on Geotechnique and Natural Hazards, also known as Geohazards 5, which will be held in Kelowna, British Columbia on 15th to 17th May 2011. The call for abstracts closes on 29th October, and includes papers on the following: Seismic hazards Flooding and natural dams Landslides Quantitative …
12 October 2010
The website of the latest in an excellent set of Canadian conferences on slope stability and instability is now available at the following link: http://www.slopestability2011.ca/ The meeting will be held on 18th-21st September 2011 in Vancouver. The focus is on Rock Slope Stability in Open Pit Mining and Civil Engineering. The call for papers is now out, with abstracts due by 31st December 2010. This meeting serves as a nice aperitif to the …
9 September 2010
1. Please vote for a slope monitoring projectOne of the recurrent themes of the IAEH Congress is the growing importance of slope monitoring techniques to provide warning of the development of failure. One of the most exciting projects is the ALARMS project, led by Prof. Neil Dixon at Loughborough University, which is developing techniques that use acoustic emissions to monitor slope movements. The project has been entered into an Enterprise …
Today I presented an invited paper at the 11th Congress of the IAEG in Auckland, New Zealand on the topic of landslide hazards along the Himalayan Arc. This paper starts by looking at global and regional landslide hazard before presenting the state of play at Attabad. As usual, I have uploaded the PowerPoint file to Authorstream, such that you should be able to both view and download it below: 10_09 …