People usually think that colossal catastrophic landslides belong to a remote past and can no longer influence their lives, but recent dating of some huge landslide deposits in the Dolomites have shown that they are actually young and recurrent. In this context, we invite you to review, analyze and discuss about the implications for the hazard map.
The Alps are the perfect place to study past landslide events and ongoing slope instabilities, their deposits and niches, as well as for modeling runout and assessing triggers with the aim of preventing them and mitigating the risk in anthropogenic environments.
The primary aim of this summer school is to train young geoscientists from the perspective of highly-specialised fields such as geomorphology, remote sensing, palaeoclimatology, structural geology, geochronology, engineering geology, hydraulic and geotechnical engineering to embrace an inter-disciplinary approach useful for the risk analysis and hazard assessment.
Specifically, we will have keynote lectures and plenary discussions indoors, and three full days of field visits and practical works, to convey the tools and challenges available to future geoscientists. Participants own work will be briefly presented to be discussed in plenum. We hope this school will enable participants to develop their own inter-disciplinary networks.
Control of failure by bedrock faults and fractures,
monitoring of instabilities
Interpretation of emplacement dynamics
Isotopic dating for reconstruction of timing
and sequence of events
Numerical runout modeling
Survey and Instrumental monitoring
The school will be based in the following locations.
1 - Padova (Veneto)
Casa del Pellegrino
Via M. Cesarotti, 21, 35123 Padova PD
Dates: night of Monday July 1
(Sunday June 30 and July 1 for those arriving on Sunday June 30)
2 - Stenico (Trentino)
Via don A. Pellizzari, 2, 38070 Stenico TN
Dates: night of July 2
3 - Santa Giustina (Veneto)
Papa Luciani center
Via Col Cumano, 1, 32035 Santa Giustina BL
Dates: nights of July 3,4
Marc Ostermann, Austrian Geological Survey, Are most large-scale slope failures in the Eastern Alps structurally tele-connected?
Jordan Aaron, ETH Zurich, Methods for understanding and predicting landslide runout in mountainous areas
Fabio Gabrieli University of Padova, Landslide-triggering factors
Lorenzo Sanavia, University of Padova, Numerical modelling of thermo-elasto-plastic multi-phase porous soils with application to slope failure
Giorgio Rosatti, University of Trento, Two-phase modelling of stony debris flows
Franz Livio, University of Insubria, Landslide monitoring through remote sensing: from satellites to UAV
Juergen Reitner, Austrian Geological Survey Landslide deposits: Sedimentology and importance for Quaternary stratigraphy
Andrea Wolter, ETH Zurich, Faulty rocks: the importance of structural control on mass movements
Alfio Viganò, Trentino Geological Survey, Large-scale landsliding, seismicity and tectonics: who controls who?
Naki Akçar University of Bern Geomorphology, Geochronology
Paolo Campedel, Trentino Geological Survey, Applied Geology
Luca Carniello, University of Padova, Hydraulic Engineering
Monica Ghirotti, University of Ferrara,
Susan Ivy-Ochs, ETH Zurich, Geomorphology, Geochronology
Silvana Martin, University of Padova, Bedrock Structural Geology
Paolo Mozzi, University of Padova, Geomorphology
Alessandro Pasuto, CNR Irpi Padova, Landslide Risk Assessment
Riccardo Rigon, University of Trento, Hydraulic Engineering
Sandro Rossato, University of Padova, Geomorphology
Dario Zampieri, University of Padova, Bedrock Structural Geology
Volkmar Mair, Province of Bolzano, Office for Geology and Building Materials Testing
Additional details will be supplied after acceptance and final registration.
Day 0 - Sunday, June 30
Arrival at Padova.
Overnight stay at Casa del Pellegrino.
Day 1 - Monday, July 1
Opening Lectures starting from 9:00 AM.
Overnight stay at Casa del Pellegrino (Padova).
Day 2 - Tuesday July 2
Field visit and hiking at Lavini di Marco landslide
Visit to recent slope instabilities: rockfall (photo above) and debris flow in the Adige Valley.
Overnight stay at Hotel Bellavista (Stenico).
Day 3 - Wednesday July 3