Monthly Archives: September 2016

On the 88th Congress of the Italian Geological Society

On Wednesday September 7 2016, M. Jaboyedoff was invited by Prof. G.B. Crosta to present a talk about: “Why do we need conceptual models for landslides?” by Jaboyedoff M., Abellan A., Blikra L., Derron M.-H., Jongmans D. & Locat J. within the session S 27: Mapping, monitoring and modelling: tools for landslide hazard assessment (Conveners and Chairpersons G.B. Crosta, Berti M., De Vita P., Frattini F.). The conceptual models are an important topic, it is fundamental to try to conceptualize methods to obtain such models. The session and discussions were very interesting and the congress very stimulating. Italian scientists are among the most active in landslides science in the world.

Risk group at the 12th International Symposium on Landslides (ISL)

Four persons of the Risk Group participated to the 12th International Symposium on Landslides (ISL) in Napoli, Italy, on 12 to 19 June 2016. We presented one lecture and three orals. All contributions at the symposium are collected into three books.
It was a great opportunity for us to meet scientists we work with during the five days of the Symposium.

Human-Induced Landslides: Toward the analysis of anthropogenic changes of the slope environment. M. Jaboyedoff et al.

Rock slope pre-failure deformation database for improved transportation corridor risk management. R.A. Kromer et al.

Characteristics and influence of brittle structures and fold geometry in the development of slope deformations in Turtle Mountain (AB, Canada). F. Humair et al.

Minor landslides and floods events affecting transportation network in Switzerland, preliminary results. J. Voumard et al.


Location of the Symposium.


During the lecture on “Human-Induced Landlisdes”.