All posts by Michel Jaboyedoff

Visit to Prof. J. Locat at LERN at ULAVAL

From the 9-16 November 2018, M. Jaboyedoff visited at LERN University of Laval Prof Locat, Dr A. Blais-Stevens, Dr C. Cloutier and Dr D. Turmel to focus on our project of book in French about Landslides which will contain approximately 30 authors and have 33 chapters. Two third of the chapter are now written in their first version.  

Visits at University LAVAL in Québec for the creation and discussion related to Laboratoire international des systèmes hydrogéologiques complexes (LISHyC)

Prof. Jaboyedoff as a Vice-dean visited several times University LAVAL in Québec in order to setup an international associated laboratory (Laboratoire International Associé (LIA)) between the Universities of LAVAL, INRS, Neuchâtel and Lausanne: Laboratoire international des systèmes hydrogéologiques complexes (LISHyC).

  • 20-21 June 2016
  • 7-16 October 2016
  • 9-1.10 2017
  • 4-8 March 2017
  • 13-15 October 2019 QC livre LIA

Field work with Prof Masahiro Chigira (DPRI University of Kyoto) and Prof. Satoru Kojima (Gifu University)

It was a great pleasure to spent days of the field with Profs M. Chigira S. Kojima in Septmber 2019. They are now studying the deep-seated gravitational deformation in the Val Bedretto in Ticino. Huge slope deformations are visible in that region. This is the opportunity to compare to other type for such slope movements. The collaboration will continue the next years.

View of counter scarps above the Gotthard pass road.

LARAM School at UNIL 2-13 September 2019

We have been very lucky and honoured to host the 15th LARAM school 1st @ UNIL, from 2 to 13 September 2019 on the request of the team of the University of Salerno. We organized this summer school with our PhD students, which brought together around thirty PhD students and post-docs from all over the world. Nearly 30 teachers among the best experts on the landslide risks have taught during these 15 days. It was a great success. 4 PhD of UNIL participated.

Visit of the La Saxe landslide in Courmayeur (behind) by the LARAM student, directed by D. Bertolo (Aosta Regione)

2nd Badong International Geohazards Symposium (BIGS)

Professor Michel Jaboyedoff and Ph.D student Li Fei from our Risk Analysis Group participated to the 2nd Badong International Geohazards Symposium (BIGS) held in Badong County, Hubei Province, China, from August 24-25, 2019. As a invited speaker, Michel Jaboyedoff delivered a keynote speech with the title “Estimating initial failure surface depths and volumes based on surface information” and visited the landslide in-situ experiment site in Three Gorges Reservoir Area. This conference was a good chance for our group to exchange ideas, experiences on issues related to geohazards with worldwide scholars.

4th Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction – 13-15 March 2019

The Fourth Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction (4GSRIDRR2019), supported Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI) held at DPRI UJI Campus, Kyoto University. M. Jaboyedoff presented a poster:

Conceptual models of landslides up to their impacts to society, investigating cascade effects

And participate actively the organized workshop as on one of the Leader of landslide group.

Result of performance by young Japanese women, militating for a better environment.

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of RISK @ Univ. Grenoble Alpes – Grenoble 6-7 December 2018

The cross-disciplinary project RISK@Univ. Grenoble Alpes has been funded by Initiative of Excellence (IDEX) “Univ. Grenoble Alpes: University of Innovation” was evaluated on the 6 and 7 December by a group of experts among them M. Jaboyedoff. This project includes 11 PhD students, the goal is to develop an integrated approach of risks, and to set up in the future a risk centre.

Visit in Taiwan in October 2018

Jaboyedoff was invited to participate to the Technical Exchange Workshop on Large-scale Landslide Prevention and Mitigation (10-12 October 2018) in Taipei organized by Soil and Water Conservation Bureau. His contribution was entitled:

Assessing hazard of large slope mass movements and associated geohazards

This was followed by a two days field trip in central north Taiwan.

It was also the opportunity to present a conference at the Taiwan geological Survey on 9.10.2018:

Why do we need conceptual models for landslides? A point of view!

Coming back from Australia MJ spent two more days (20 and 21 October 2018) on a field trip in Central Taiwan led by Professors C.W. Lin and R.F. Chen. The visits were very interesting. It showed the high activity of landsliding in Taiwan Mountain leading to disasters such as Chi Chi earthquakes (1999) and Morakot Typhoon (2009).

Landslide and mitigation work central north Taiwan.

Toppling indicating a large slope mass movement in central north Taiwan.