Towards reliable landslide early warning systems

The LANDSLIP project has been working in India to develop understanding of the factors which trigger landslides, bringing together physical and social scientific expertise to strengthen landslide risk assessment and early warning so that decision-makers can plan more effectively to protect communities.

This session highlights operational approaches, achievements and developments which have been found effective in operative reliable landslide early warning systems, looking at regional and local scales.

   Natural hazards education, communications and science-policy-practice interface

This session addresses knowledge exchange between researchers, the public, policy makers, and practitioners about natural hazards. Presentations will focus on the communication of natural hazards risk and uncertainty to the general public and other government officials, approaches that address barriers and bridges in the science-policy-practice interface, and the teaching of natural hazards to university and lower-level students.

   Reducing the impacts of natural hazards through forecast-based action: from early warning to early action

This session aims to showcase lessons learnt and best practices on impact-based multi-hazards early warning systems from the perspective of both the knowledge producers and users. It presents novel methods to translate forecast of various climate-related and geohazards into an impact-based forecast.

The session addresses the role of humanitarian agencies, scientists and communities at risk in creating standard operating procedures for economically feasible actions and reflects on the influence of forecast uncertainty across different time scales in decision-making, and provides an overview of state-of-the-art methods, such as using Artificial Intelligence, big data and space applications, and presents innovative ways of addressing the difficulties in implementing forecast-based actions.

   Global forecast-based financing dialogue platform

The dialogue platform's overall goal is to develop a methodology for forecast-based financing (FbF), together with partners and pilot countries, and to create an exchange between participants to help and enable the implementation of FbF. Experience from current FbF pilots is evaluated at the dialogue platform and additional scientific expertise helps to fine tune the work.

   African Climate Risk Conference

The African Climate Risks Conference (ACRC) is an open platform for sharing the latest African climate research among researchers, policy makers, practitioners and development partners.

   Asia Oceania Geosciences Society 16th Annual Meeting

Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) was established in 2003 to promote geosciences and its application for the benefit of humanity, specifically in Asia and Oceania and with an overarching approach to global issues.

  • Date: 28 July – 2 August 2019
  • Location: Singapore
  • SHEAR presence: LANDSLIP researchers will present a session on Emerging technologies and application in landslide riskaAssessment and early warning systems in a multi-hazard framework

   UK Alliance for Disaster Research Conference

The UKADR conference provides a forum for UK researchers to network across disciplinary fields and to interact with research funders, national and local government and charitable organisations operating in the UK and internationally. International researchers are welcome to attend. Theme: Ccomplex hazards/complex vulnerabilities.

  • Date: 17–19 July 2019
  • Location: Nottingham, UK
  • SHEAR presence: SHEAR