Weathering, tectonics, gravitational and volcanic processes can transform the regular sediment delivery from unstable slopes in catastrophic landslides. Mass spreading and mass wasting processes can potentially evolve in rapid landslides are among the most dangerous natural hazards that threaten people and infrastructures, directly or through secondary events like tsunamis.

Documentation and monitoring of these phenomena requires the adoption of a variety of methods. The difficulties in detecting their initiation and propagation have progressively prompted research into a wide variety of monitoring technologies. Nowadays, the combination of distributed sensor networks and remote sensing techniques represents a unique opportunity to gather direct observations. A growing number of scientists with diverse backgrounds are dealing with the monitoring of processes ranging from volcano flak deformations to large debris flows and lahars. However, there is a need of improving quality and quantity of both documentation procedures and instrumental observations that would provide knowledge for more accurate hazard assessment, land-use planning and design of mitigation measures, including early warning systems. Successful strategies for hazard assessment and risk reduction would imply integrated methodology for instability detection, modeling and forecasting. Nevertheless, only few studies exist to date in which numerical modelling integrate geological, geophysical, geodetic studies with the aim of understanding and managing of terrestrial and subaqueous volcano slope instability.

Scientists working in the fields of hazard mapping, modelling, monitoring and early warning are invited to present their recent advancements in research and feedback from practitioners and decision makers. We encourage multidisciplinary contributions that integrate field-based on-shore and submarine studies (geological, geochemical), geomorphological mapping and account collection, with advanced techniques, as remote sensing data analysis, geophysical investigations, ground-based monitoring systems, and numerical and analogical modelling of volcano spreading, slope stability and debris flows.

Co-organized as GI4.11/GM7.8/GMPV7.3/SSS13.16
Convener: Velio Coviello (deceased)(deceased) | Co-conveners: Marcel Hürlimann, Alessandro Bonforte, Federico Di Traglia, Odin Marc, Patrick Meunier, Sebastian von Specht
| Thu, 11 Apr, 08:30–10:15
Room M2
| Attendance Thu, 11 Apr, 10:45–12:30
Hall X3

Thursday, 11 April 2019 | Room M2

Chairperson: Velio Coviello
08:30–08:45 |
Jackie E. Kendrick, Lauren N. Schaefer, Amy C. Hughes, Anthony Lamur, Gustavo Chigna, Thomas Oommen, and Yan Lavallée
08:45–09:00 |
Mattia de’ Michieli Vitturi, Antonio Costa, Mauro Antonio Di Vito, Marina Bisson, Tomaso Esposti Ongaro, Giovanni Macedonio, Ilaria Rucco, Laura Sandri, and Roberto Sulpizio
09:00–09:15 |
Alina Shevchenko, Viktor Dvigalo, Thomas R. Walter, René Mania, and Ilya Svirid
09:15–09:30 |
Noélie Bontemps, Eric Larose, Pascal Lacroix, Jorge Jara, and Edu Taipe
09:30–09:45 |
David Bonneau and Jean Hutchinson
10:00–10:15 |
| solicited
| presentation
Andrea Manconi