The Faculty of Geosciences and Environment of UNIL is now member of GADRI (Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes). M. Jaboyedoff participated to the 3rd Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction: Expanding the Platform for Bridging Science and Policy Making (GSRIDRR 2017) at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), (Kyoto University, Uji Campus, Oubaku Plaza, Kyoto, Japan) – 19 to 21 March 2017. The meeting asked to the participant to present future challenging research topics (program). M. Jaboyedoff gave a talk about: Costal erosion by landsliding.
A couple of people arrived recently in the group. Cecile d’Almeida, from the University of Grenoble, will spend 5 months with us to do her master thesis on rockfall analysis (LiDAR, …). Caroline Lefeuvre, who achieved some months ago her master (within the RISK group but for the Ecole des Mines de Alès), has been hired until next summer to continue the research she started on the thermal behavior of rock slope. Finally Francois Noel, from the University of Laval (Québec) has started a PhD thesis on rockfall, with a strong focus on true 3D modelling of propagation.
3D propagation modelling by Francois Noel