Early Warning Systems for Geohazards at the 28th IUGG General Assembly (IUGG2023): call for abstracts (21 February)

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Maria-Helena Ramos

Feb 16, 2023, 5:10:58 AMFeb 16
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Dear Hepex colleagues,


Good news: the deadline for abstract submission is extended until 21 February 2023.


If you work on Early Warning Systems for floods and droughts (or other hazards), at local, regional or global scales, join us in Berlin in July!


All the best,




Maria-Helena Ramos

Directrice de Recherche (DR)





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Objet : Early Warning Systems for Geohazards at the 28th IUGG General Assembly (IUGG2023): call for abstracts


Dear colleagues,


I would like to draw your attention to the inter-association symposium (IASPEI, IAVCEI, IAHS, IAG) on:


JS09 Early Warning Systems for Geohazards


This Symposium aims to bring together scientific and operational advances on the development and demonstration of EWS for geohazards, including floods, droughts and landslides, among others (see full description below).


The session is co-organized with the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)


The 28th IUGG General Assembly (IUGG2023) will be held from 11 to 20 July 2023 at the CityCube in Berlin, Germany.


The DEADLINE for abstract submission is 14 February 2023.


For more info: https://www.iugg2023berlin.org/922-2/#IASPEI


Kind regards


Maria-Helena Ramos,

on behalf also of co-conveners 



Maria-Helena Ramos





JS09 Early Warning Systems for Geohazards (IASPEI, IAVCEI, IAHS, IAG)

Convener: Elisa Zuccolo (Italy, IASPEI)

Co-Conveners: John LaBrecque (USA, IAG), Maria-Helena Ramos (France, IAHS), Roberto Sulpizio (Italy, IAVCEI)



Natural disasters related to a variety of geohazards (e.g. earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and floods) constantly pose threats to humankind and ecosystems at large on a global scale. Exposure to geohazards has increased dramatically in recent decades, and climate change has already affected the frequency and severity of weather-related events in several regions of the world. Consequently, social vulnerability has also changed, prompting Civil Protection authorities and decision makers to increasingly focus on disaster mitigation and risk reduction strategies. In this context, Early Warning Systems (EWS) constitute a major tool to improve preparedness and response to geohazards, prevent loss of life, and reduce economic impacts. Increasing the availability and access to multi-hazard EWS and disaster risk information is also one of the global targets set by the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. This Symposium aims at bringing together scientific and operational advances on the development and demonstration of EWS for geohazards. It provides an opportunity for summarizing the progresses in the achievement of the Sendai Framework targets and reporting on latest trends in EWS for a broad range of geohazards. It also includes identifying current gaps and key challenges for the co-design of EWS with stakeholders and end users, and for their practical implementation. The symposium encourages original research and sharing of knowledge, lessons learned and emerging examples of good practice. The goal is to favor a multi-disciplinary discussion and synergies as a basis for commitments aimed at expanding EWS capacities for geohazards. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: (i) monitoring systems for geohazards, (ii) dynamic and evolutionary process modelling; (iii) treatment of epistemic uncertainty; (iv) decision-making strategies; (v) methodologies and tools for (near) real-time risk mitigation; (vi) cost-benefit analysis and evaluation of socio-economic impact; (vii) evaluation of cascading effects; (viii) practical case studies.



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