Geomorphological Hazards and Risk Management
Conveners: Bianca Carvalho Vieira, Helene Petschko, Ana Luiza Coelho Netto, Tavares Alexandre Oliveira

Geomorphic hazards are increasing in many regions, causing economic loss, damage, loss of human life and big changes in the landscape forms and in its dynamics. These processes occur in complex environments at global, regional, and local scales and, because of this, it is important to find and apply innovative scientific approaches and new types of data collection to improve our knowledge on triggering factors and process mechanisms of natural hazards. This session invites submissions focusing on research, empirical studies, and observations which present innovative research and case studies based on the interaction between the complex morphological processes (pluvial, fluvial, gravitational, hydrogeomorphological, pedological, including earthquakes and volcanic processes). We expect to discuss how these studies can be a contribution to properly estimate susceptibility, vulnerability, and risk to forward natural hazard research and the reduction of negative effects on the society. This session aims to gather contributions from the following research fields:
i. The latest scientific advancements in Geomorphology, including new techniques and methods: numerical, statistical and machine learning models, geochronological methods, UAV survey, digital elevation models, GIS resources and geomorphic mapping;
ii. Improvement of approaches, at different scales, for natural hazards inventory, geomorphic hazard and risk analysis;
iii. The importance of geomorphic hazards studies for risk mitigation and reduction of societal effects and increase of human communities’ resilience.