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Databases and GIS-based analyses of landslide disasters and related geologic hazards
Convener: Martin Klose  | Co-Convener: Lynn Highland 
 / Fri, 02 May, 13:30–15:00
 / Attendance Fri, 02 May, 15:30–17:00

The development of disaster databases and their application in GIS-based analyses play a key role in current georisk research. Today’s spatial database systems provide functionality to store, organize, and process large geospatial data sets on the occurrence, processes, and impacts of geologic hazards, especially landslide phenomena. Along with GIS techniques for data analysis and exploration, these tools support effective documentation, assessment, and modeling of past, recent, and future disaster events. Such databases show the capability to be a valuable basis to improve efficiency in hazard mitigation and disaster risk reduction.

This session welcomes contributions presenting the structure and contents of database systems in landslide science and research on related geologic hazards. We also invite you to submit abstracts highlighting the application of such databases in GIS-based hazard analyses and socioeconomic impact studies. The session addresses global, national, and regional database initiatives with both scientific focus and applied purposes in insurance industry and disaster risk management.