Subaerial and submarine landslide processes and hazards
Landslides are some of the largest natural events that occur on Earth. They are amongst the most important agents transferring sediment across the planet and they pose a significant risk to communities and infrastructure globally. The topographic signatures, scales, mechanisms and controls of subaerial and submarine landslides can be very different, yet there are numerous processes and concepts that are common to both. Integration of expertise can clearly benefit both disciplines. Landslide monitoring and hazard assessment techniques are better developed for subaerial landslides, whereas the 3D geometry and architecture of submarine landslides are better constrained due to a more widespread use of geophysical techniques. The study of coastal landslides, on the other hand, is based on an interaction between these two disciplines. The aim of this symposium is to bring together experts in the study of subaerial and submarine landslides to share their knowledge, ideas and methodologies in order to address upcoming research questions in both disciplines. We invite abstracts based on research outcomes relevant to the following topics: (i) Landslide identification, prediction, monitoring and modelling; (ii) Landslide pre-conditioning and triggering factors; (iii) Dynamics and evolution of wide range of landslide types; (iv) Landslide hazard, risk assessment and mitigation; (v) Social, economic and environmental impacts of landslides; (vi) Landslide deposits in modern and outcrop sedimentology. This session is organised by IGCP 640 (S4LIDE) and the IAG Submarine Geomorphology Working Group.
Aaron Micallef, Claudio Lo Iacono, Stefan Grab and Mauro Soldati