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Programme Groups

NH – Natural Hazards

NH1 – Hydro-Meteorological Hazards
NH2 – Volcanic Hazards
NH3 – Landslide Hazards
NH4 – Earthquake Hazards
NH5 – Sea & Ocean Hazards
NH6 – Snow Avalanches & Glacier Hazards
NH7 – Wildfire Hazards
NH8 – Biological, Environmental & Other Hazards
NH9 – Natural Hazards & Society
NH10 – Short courses
NH11 – Co-listed sessions

Plinius Medal Lecture by Timothy Sullivan
Convener: S. Tinti 
Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Young Scientists Lecture by Lieven Clarisse
Convener: D. B. Dingwell 
NH1 –  Hydro-Meteorological Hazards
Extreme meteorological and hydrological events induced by severe weather and climate change (co-organized)
Convener: A. Loukas  | Co-Conveners: U. Ulbrich , M.-C. Llasat 
Ensemble hydro-meteorological forecasting for improved risk management: across scales and applications (co-organized)
Convener: M.-H. Ramos  | Co-Conveners: F. Pappenberger , Brown , S. J. van Andel , Y. He , G. Mascaro 
Precipitation uncertainty and variability: observations, ensemble simulation and downscaling (co-organized)
Convener: R. Deidda  | Co-Conveners: T. Bellerby , G. Grossi , A. Langousis , X. Wang , S. Vogl , P. Laux 
Lightning: physics, detection and atmospheric effects (co-organized)
Convener: Y. Yair  | Co-Conveners: S. Soula , H. D. Betz , Y. Takahashi , C. Price 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD19.2 
Flood risk and uncertainty (co-organized)
Convener: G. T. Aronica  | Co-Conveners: H. Apel , G. J.-P. Schumann 
Flash floods: processes, forecasting and risk management (co-organized)
Convener: M. Borga  | Co-Conveners: G. T. Aronica , G. Blöschl , J. Szolgay , J. Gourley 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD16.11 
ICT-based hydrometeorology science and natural disaster societal impact assessment (co-organized)
Convener: A. Parodi  | Co-Conveners: N. Rebora , G. Craig , D. Kranzlmueller , M. Schiffers 
Morphodynamics of steep mountain channels (co-organized)
Convener: F. Brardinoni  | Co-Conveners: J. Turowski , D. Rickenmann , A. Recking 
Space Weather and its Effects on Terrestrial and Geo-Space Environments: Science and Applications (co-organized)
Convener: V. Pierrard  | Co-Conveners: H. Rothkaehl , N. B. Crosby , Menvielle 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD21.6 
Hazard Risk Managment in Agriculture and Agroecosystems (co-organized)
Convener: A. M. Tarquis  | Co-Conveners: N. R. Dalezios , A. Gobin , van der Velde , M. Ruiz-Ramos 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD19.1 
NH2 –  Volcanic Hazards
Modeling of Volcanic Hazards (including Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Young Scientists Lecture)
Convener: S. Charbonnier  | Co-Convener: C. Bonadonna 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD19.3 
Electromagnetic, seismic and other geophysical methods applied to volcano imaging and monitoring for hazard assessment (co-organized)
Co-Conveners: M. Hensch , A. G. Jones 
NH3 –  Landslide Hazards
Mechanisms and processes of landslides induced by water
Convener: H. Fukuoka  | Co-Conveners: P. Frattini , G. Crosta , N. Huvaj , T. Bogaard , J.-P. Malet , R. Greco 
Mechanisms and processes of landslides in seismically- or volcanically-active environments
Convener: V. Del Gaudio  | Co-Conveners: J. Wasowski , H. Fukuoka , C.-T. Lee , R. W. Jibson 
Rockfalls, rockslides and rock avalanches (co-organized)
Co-Conveners: A. Volkwein , F. Agliardi , G. Crosta , L. Dorren 
Advanced methods in landslides research I: remote sensing and geophysics
Convener: M. Jaboyedoff  | Co-Conveners: V. Del Gaudio , G. Grandjean , J. Wasowski 
Advanced methods in landslides research II: modelling
Convener: G. G. R. Iovine  | Co-Convener: D. Cohen 
Large slope instabilities: characterisation, dating, triggering, monitoring and modelling
Convener: G. Crosta  | Co-Conveners: M. Jaboyedoff , F. Agliardi 
Prediction and forecasting of landslides
Convener: F. Catani  | Co-Conveners: F. Guzzetti , N. Huvaj 
Submarine Landslides: Mechanisms, Processes and their Sedimentary Record
Convener: S. Krastel  | Co-Conveners: M. Strasser , R. Urgeles 
Documentation and monitoring of landslides and debris flows for mathematical modelling and design of mitigation measures
Convener: L. Franzi  | Co-Conveners: M. Arattano , M. Arai 
Landslide hazard and risk assessment, and landslide management
Convener: P. Reichenbach  | Co-Conveners: F. Guzzetti , A. Günther 
SafeLand Project and other research on effects of global change on spatial and temporal patterns of landslide risk
Convener: F. Nadim  | Co-Conveners: Cascini , J. Corominas , Picarelli 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD19.30 
NH4 –  Earthquake Hazards
Thermo-mechanical coupling and physical properties: implications to natural hazards (co-organized)
Convener: S. Vinciguerra  | Co-Conveners: G. Di Toro , M. Heap , O. Lengliné 
Fracture and earthquake physics: modeling precursory phenomena and seismic hazard also with nonlinear seismology (including Plinius Medal Lecture) (co-organized)
Convener: F. Vallianatos  | Co-Conveners: P. Sammonds , G. Marmureanu , G. F. Panza 
Seismotectonics and crustal deformation in Africa (co-organized)
Convener: M. Meghraoui  | Co-Convener: V. Midzi 
Electro-magnetic phenomena and connections with seismo-tectonic activity
Convener: P. F. Biagi  | Co-Conveners: T. Maggipinto , M. Hayakawa 
Time-dependent earthquake occurrence and seismic hazard: physics and statistics (co-organized)
Convener: G. Zöller  | Co-Conveners: M. Cocco , M. Naylor 
Anthropogenic seismicity and seismic hazard: methods, observations and modeling (co-organized)
Convener: S. Cesca  | Co-Conveners: B. Orlecka-Sikora , S. Turuntaev 
Investigating earthquake physics through source imaging and scaling studies (co-organized)
Convener: G. Kwiatek  | Co-Conveners: H. Sudhaus , P. M. Mai , A. Piatanesi 
Large Earthquake and Tsunami Activity (co-organized)
Convener: M. Bezzeghoud  | Co-Conveners: E. Buforn , H. Hébert , H. M. Fritz 
The 23 October 2011 Van Earthquake - Losses and Lessons (co-organized)
NH5 –  Sea & Ocean Hazards
New developments in tsunami science and in mitigation of tsunami risk, including early warning
Convener: S. Tinti  | Co-Conveners: H. Hébert , I. Didenkulova 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD19.5 
Extreme Sea Waves
Convener: E. Pelinovsky  | Co-Conveners: C. Kharif , A. Slunyaev 
NH5.3/NP 7.3/OS2.6
Nonlinear Dynamics of the Coastal Zone (co-organized)
Convener: I. Didenkulova  | Co-Convener: E. Pelinovsky 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD19.9 
Storm surges, coastal flooding and erosion: extreme events, damage and risk
Co-Conveners: J. Jensen , D. Rybski , F. J. Mendez , R. Nicholls , Zanuttigh 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD19.29 
Sea hazards and ship operations
Convener: E. Bitner-Gregersen  | Co-Convener: A. Toffoli 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD19.10 
Architecture of Future Tsunami Warning Systems (co-organized)
Convener: J. Wächter  | Co-Conveners: K. Watson , S. Tinti 
NH6 –  Snow Avalanches & Glacier Hazards
Snow avalanche dynamics including interaction with structures, hazard mapping and risk management
Co-Conveners: T. Faug , E. Surinach 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD19.24 
NH7 –  Wildfire Hazards
Spatial and temporal patterns of wildfires: models, theory, and reality (co-organized)
Convener: M. Pereira  | Co-Conveners: R. Trigo , M. Penning de Vries , L. Clarisse , Boschetti 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD19.13 
Fire information needs for global modelling of fire effects
NH8 –  Biological, Environmental & Other Hazards
Heavy-metal contamination of the environment
Convener: J. A. Holden  | Co-Conveners: B. D. Malamud , S. Czarnecki 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD19.28 
Medical Geohazards and Geochemistry
Convener: R. Crockett  | Co-Conveners: G. Gillmore , Randazzo 
Sinkholes: from susceptibility to risk evaluation and mapping
Convener: M. Parise  | Co-Convener: G. G. R. Iovine 
NH9 –  Natural Hazards & Society
Natural Catastrophe Risk Assessment: Integrating Public Private Academic Partnerships into Applications and Decision Making
Social capacity building: an emerging field of research and practice for Europe
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD19.25 
The Costs of Natural Hazards
Convener: H. Kreibich  | Co-Conveners: L. Bouwer , R. Schwarze 
Early warning systems for natural hazards and risks
Convener: T. Glade  | Co-Convener: G. Papadopoulos 
Vulnerability assessments in natural hazard and risk analysis
Convener: S. Fuchs  | Co-Conveners: Birkmann , T. Glade 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD19.21 
Geoethics and natural hazards: communication, education and the science-policy-practice interface (co-organized)
Convener: S. Peppoloni  | Co-Conveners: J. Wasowski , Reitan , G. Devoli , S. W. Kieffer , E. Lindquist 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD19.31 
Natural hazard impact on technological systems and urban areas
Convener: E. Petrova  | Co-Convener: E. Krausmann 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD19.26 
Incorporating spatio-temporal variability into risk management
Convener: C. Neuhold  | Co-Conveners: S. Fuchs , C. Aubrecht 
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD19.27 
Multi-type hazard and risk assessment
Co-Convener: K. Fleming 
Modelling of dangerous phenomena, and innovative techniques for hazard evaluation and risk mitigation
Convener: G. G. R. Iovine  | Co-Conveners: J. Huebl , Pastor , C. Aubrecht 
Why predict? The value of prediction in hydrological sciences and policy
Convener: J. Verkade  | Co-Conveners: A. Iglesias , H. Winsemius 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD16.4 
Hydrological, ecological, geomorphic and economic implications of Mountain Resort Development
Convener: C. de Jong 
NH10 –  Short courses
Short Course: How to apply and interpret the Fast Fourier Transform (co-organized)
Convener: R. Crockett 
NH11 –  Co-listed sessions
Mountain snow cover and avalanche formation
Convener: J. Schweizer  | Co-Conveners: A. van Herwijnen , D. McClung , Kronholm 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD1.4 
Sustainability transitions of the socio-ecologic system
Convener: D. E. Reusser  | Co-Conveners: D. Rybski , A. Cerdà , A. Ferreira 
Preparatory activities for the scientific utilisation of the GMES Sentinel satellites constellations including Cal/Val activities of their optical instruments.
Convener: M. Berger  | Co-Conveners: J. Aschbacher , H. Mortimer 
High definition topography - data acquisition, modelling, interpretation
Convener: D. Rieke-Zapp  | Co-Conveners: D. Vericat , I. Marzolff 
Digital Landscapes: Quantitative Interrogation and Use to Examine Geomorphic Processes
Convener: J. K. Hillier  | Co-Conveners: P. Tarolli , P. Passalacqua , D. Mason , S. Conway 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD12.11 PSD12.7 
Volcanoes: Tectonics, Deformation, Geodesy
Convener: V. Acocella  | Co-Conveners: T. R. Walter , G. Puglisi , S. Jonsson 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD22.6 
Recent explosive eruptions: Conduit processes, ash dispersal and effects on aviation
Convener: M. T. Gudmundsson  | Co-Conveners: K. Vogfjord , F. Prata , T. Thordarson , C. Witham 
Hydrology and remote sensing for monitoring, modelling and improve the management of urban and rural water systems
Convener: G. Di Baldassarre  | Co-Conveners: J. Neal , M. Maglionico , G. J.-P. Schumann , F. Pappenberger , P. Matgen 
Mountain Hydrology: Monitoring and modeling of snow (merged with Sub-arctic hydrology)
Convener: J. Parajka  | Co-Conveners: M. Lehning , C. Ménard , H. Dahlke 
Hydrological extremes: from droughts to floods
Convener: A. Viglione  | Co-Conveners: L. M. Tallaksen , G. Laaha , A. Castellarin , J. Szolgay 
Precipitation: from measurement to modelling and application in catchment hydrology
Convener: R. Uijlenhoet  | Co-Conveners: A. Langousis , C. Onof , A. Berne , P. Burlando , T. Bellerby , G. Grossi , A. A. Carsteanu 
Understanding Fire Phenomena in the Earth System Using Interdisciplinary Approaches
Co-Conveners: G. Rein , A. C. Scott 
Eco-engineering mitigations against natural hazards: Biological and Geophysical contributions to sustainable soil bioengineering in a changing world
Convener: H. P. Rauch  | Co-Conveners: F. Preti , F. Graf , F. Ozcep 
Where does all the Pyrogenic Organic Matter go? Its Fate in Soils, Water and Sediments
Convener: C. Santin  | Co-Convener: S. Doerr 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD4.13 
Seafloor Expression of Tectonic and Geomorphic Processes
Convener: S. Krastel  | Co-Convener: J. K. Hillier