Submarine landslides are a result of submerged slope failures, generating sediment transport from the continental shelf and upper slope towards the deep basins. Submarine landslides occur in many marine environments, such as oceanic volcanoes, river deltas, submarine canyons and open slopes. Basic questions regarding submarine landslides, such as the controls over their triggering mechanisms and their size distribution, are still a matter of debate. In addition submarine landslides runouts may endanger offshore submerged facilities and also endanger adjacent coastal areas by generating tsunamis.
We noticed that recent EGU General Assemblies lacked a session focused on submarine landslides and related sea hazards and we think that a multidisciplinary session dedicated to this phenomenon could be beneficial to both sea hazards and submarine landslides scientific communities.
We welcome abstracts presenting recent work and novel ideas related to: (i) Submarine landslides morphology and deduced failure dynamics; (ii) Geotechnical aspects of submarine slope failures; (iii) Innovative techniques for studying submarine landslides and in particular age constraints; (iv) Contribution of submarine landslides to mass transport down continental slopes; (v) Earthquakes and submarine slope instabilities; (vi) Fluids contribution to submarine slope instabilities; (vii) Monitoring submarine slope failures; (viii) Tsunami generation by submarine slope failures; (ix) Assessment of related hazard.