LANDSLIP news

2018

April 2018: SHEAR EGU meeting

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On the 11th of April a SHEAR meeting took place at the EGU conference in Vienna. The LANDSLIP project was introduced by partners from the MetOffice, BGS and Pratical Action UK.

Aim of this meeting was to identify areas of overlapping interest in the different projects. The meeting was organized from the SHEAR Knowledge Broker team.

March 2018: Workpackage 5 meeting in India

WP 5 meeting in India in March 2018

From the 08/03/2018 to the 09/03/2018 consortium partners from Amrita University, Newcastle University, KCL, BGS met in India to discuss LANDSLIP_NERC WP5B social media research, results, ontology and usability of social media for landslide early warning systems.

February 2018: Presentation of the LANDSLIP project at the
AOGS–EGU Joint conference in the Philippines

Presentations from Prof. Bruce Malamud and Dr. Alessandro Mondini at the AOGS-EGU Join Conference

From the 04/02/2018 until the 08/02/2018 the international AOGS–EGU Joint conference took place in the Philippines with the aim to discuss current advances in knowledge and new perspectives relevant to natural hazards in the Asian region

Professor Bruce Malamud from KCL and Dr Alessandro Mondini from CNR talked about the LANDSLIP project in their presentations at this conference.

The titles of their presentations were:

  • Multi–hazard interactions involving landslides in India
  • Spatial Autocorrelation Changes in Multitemporal SAR Images for Automatic Event Landslides Detection, the LANDSLIP project

Prof. Bruce Malamud was also chairman of the session Natural hazard communications, warning systems and monitoring, while Dr Alessandro Mondini was one of the chairpersons in the session Transient and long–term effects of catastrophic perturbations.

January – February 2018: 2nd visit from colleagues the Geological Survey
of India to BGS Keyworth in the UK and CNR in Italy

Discussions and training sessions at CNR in Italy during the second visit of GSI

From the 16th of January until the 21th of February, colleagues from the Indian Geological Survey came again to Europe. This time Meetings and discussion but also some training sessions were done in the UK at the BGS but also in Perugia in Italy at CNR. Main topics were the discussions about data and data quality, evaluation of landslide dynamics and threshold development for Nilgiris and Darjeeling, Multi-temp landslide database, optimising slope unit partition for landslide susceptibility, estimate of landslide hazard and EWS and discussions about landslide units and domains. Training session were done around landslide mapping, empirical rainfall threshold definitions for landslides, statistical data analysis and susceptibility model evaluation.

2017

December 2017: second annual partners project meeting for
LANDSLIP and stakeholder workshop

Stakeholder workshop in Nilgiris, December 2017

From 11–15 December 2017 the project partners met in Coimbatore (India) to discuss progress and further activities. A one–day field visit to some landslides in Nilgiris was done.

Furthermore, a stakeholder meeting was organised for the last part of the visit.

The Regional Stakeholder Workshop of LANDSLIP was organised at Keystone Foundation, Kotagiri on 14th December, 2017.

The objectives of this LANDSLIP regional workshop were:

  • To apprise the regional/local stakeholders of the LANDSLIP project, its various elements and approaches, together with the progress achieved so far
  • To obtain feedback, suggestions and perspectives of the regional/stakeholders on the strategies, approaches and activities of the project
  • To enable articulation of the stakeholders of their needs, demands and expectations from LANDSLIP keeping in view the evolving context and the disaster situation in the Nilgiris

Participants of this workshop were from different Indian departments, agencies, Institutes and organisations. It was a very helpful and interesting discussion that with a lot of important insight and information about the Nilgiris region that will help to advance the research work of this project.

October 2017: visit from the Geological Survey of India to BGS Keyworth

Colleagues from the Geological Survey of India (GSI) visiting the BGS

From 02 October until 03 November 2017 four colleagues from the Geological Survey of India (GSI) visited the BGS dead office in Keyworth (UK). The main purpose was to enable a two-way flow of data, information and knowledge to enable collaborative research in the fields of earth sciences, mineral prospecting and disaster management.

During this visit the colleagues from GSI got an overview of the work and research of the BGS. This included also some training sessions and a one-week field trip to Scotland. During different presentations and discussions, the Indian representatives reported on their landslide work in Darjeeling and Nilgiris. Existing landslide susceptibility maps and procedures were presented and discussed.

October 2017: NERC SHEAR LANDSLIP WP3/4 meeting

WP 3 and 4 team meeting

From 19–20 October 2017 members from the work packages 3 and 4 met at the BGS in Keyworth and discussed the current state of work and research. Main focuses were existing data and GIS-files for the two study areas, forecasting methodologies, and weather regimes. Different methodologies about landslide susceptibility and early warning from GSI India, BGS and CNR were discussed.

Further steps and works were discussed and different activities were planned.

January 2017: kick-off meeting in India

LANDSLIP kick-off meeting consortium members

From 09–25 January 2017, 31 LANDSLIP investigators from nine organisations in India, UK and Italy met in India to discuss the base elements for the project and other project planning activities, including presentations from all work packages.

In addition to the consortium meeting, stakeholder meetings and workshops were held Nilgiris, New Delhi and Darjeeling. Stakeholder and end-user relevant information and needs were discussed.

One field trip to the Darjeeling area and one to Nilgiris were undertaken, and helped the European project partners to gain insight into these two landslide areas.

Discussions at the kick-off meeting
Partners during the field trip in Darjeeling