EGU23-17227, updated on 10 Jan 2024
EGU General Assembly 2023
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Leveraging digital and research-based teaching methodologies for international geohazards education – experience from the GEOMME partnership with Japan, South Korea, and Norway

Graham Lewis Gilbert1, Kjersti Gleditsch Gisnås1, Anders Solheim1, Tae-Hyuk Kwon2, Satoru Yamaguchi3, Yoichi Ito3, Joon-Young Park4, Ryoko Nishii5, Hirofumi Niiya5, and Louise Vick6
Graham Lewis Gilbert et al.
  • 1Norwegian Geotechnical Institute Sandakerveien, Oslo, NORWAY
  • 2Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, KOREA
  • 3Snow and Ice Research Centre – National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), Nagaoka-shi, Niigata, JAPAN
  • 4Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), Daejeon, KOREA
  • 5Research Institute for Natural Hazards and Disaster Recovery – Niigata University, Niigata, JAPAN
  • 6Department of Geology – UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, NORWAY

The international partnership GEOMME seeks to develop collaborative activities in research and education on climate-induced geohazards in South Korea, Japan, and Norway. The partnership focuses on excellence in education and research to increase societal resilience against climate-induced geohazards. The objective of the GEOMME partnership is to increase the adaptive capacity of the partner nations to climate change through research-based education, knowledge exchange, and international collaboration. Activities centre on four scientific themes: (1) geohazards in a changing climate, (2) geohazards over large spatial scales, (3) advanced modelling and monitoring techniques, and (4) green solutions for hazard- and risk mitigation – including Nature-Based Solutions.

A novel aspect of the GEOMME partnership is the collective development of four education packages – each focusing on one of the scientific themes. The target audience is graduate students, researchers and practitioners. Education packages consist of two components – an online module and an in-person research- and experience-based course. The online modules are standalone introductions to the scientific themes and are openly accessible. The modules promote rapid accessibility to international perspectives in geohazards education and research, guiding interested parties towards an understanding of these complex topics. The modules will live on beyond the project period, hosted by GEOMME partners. Intensive research- and experience-based courses are implemented as a follow-up to the online modules and allow affiliated partners to further develop in-depth expertise in the topic areas. The content of the education packages reflects the state-of-the-art in research and current state-of-practice in applications within the domains of the three partner countries.

This contribution will present the approach of combining digital and in-person research-based teaching methodologies for geosciences, and experiences and challenges from early-stage implementation.

The GEOMME partnership is financed through INTPART program the Research Council of Norway (project number 322469). The INPART program seeks to promote long-term international partnerships to enhance the quality of higher education and research in Norway. The GEOMME partnership is running between 2021 and 2026.

How to cite: Gilbert, G. L., Gisnås, K. G., Solheim, A., Kwon, T.-H., Yamaguchi, S., Ito, Y., Park, J.-Y., Nishii, R., Niiya, H., and Vick, L.: Leveraging digital and research-based teaching methodologies for international geohazards education – experience from the GEOMME partnership with Japan, South Korea, and Norway, EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 23–28 Apr 2023, EGU23-17227,, 2023.