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Report on the 16thInternational Symposium on Geo-disaster Reduction, 27-31th August 2018, Strasburg, France

Report on the 16thInternational Symposium on Geo-disaster Reduction, 27-31th August 2018,... On 27–31th August 2018, the 16th International Symposium on Geo-disaster Reduction (ISGdR) has been held in Strasburg, France, focusing on the theme of “Global Strategy for Geo-disaster Reduction”. Through Keynote Lectures, Scientific Session, Poster Session and Field Excursion, this symposium has successfully provided an international platform for scholars, scientists, industrial professionals, practitioners and students to discuss interdisciplinary research and practices in the fields of the reduction of the disasters triggered by geological and geophysical phenomena on the earth. Organizers and organizing committee Pre-event This symposium has been jointly organized by University On 27th August 2018, the annual council meeting of of Strasbourg, France, the International Consortium on ICGdR was held in the UNESCO headquarter, Paris. Geo-disaster Reduction (ICGdR) and the UNESCO Chair Dr. Miguel Clüsener-Godt, the Director of Division of on Geo-environmental Disaster Reduction in Shimane Ecological and Earth Sciences, UNESCO delivered a University, Japan. welcome speech. He said: The major Organizing Committee members of this sym- Dear Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen, Distinguished posium includes: Patrick Wassmer (University of Stras- guests, bourg, France), Fawu Wang (ICGdR Director-General), and It gives me great pleasure to address you all at this Masakatsu Miyajima (ICGdR President). Annual Council Meeting of the International Consortium on Geo-disaster Reduction (ICGdR). I greet all ICGdR members, with particular recognition Report of the 16th ICGdR of Professor Miyajima Masakatsu, President of the The 16th International Symposium on Geo-Disaster Re- ICGdR for hosting this event here at UNESCO for the duction (ISGdR) has been focusing on the theme of “Global first time. I would also like to thank Prof. Fawu Wang, Strategy forGeo-disasterReduction” and attracted more Director-General of ICGdR for organizing this meeting. than 60 scientists and engineers from Japan, France, China, Let me recall that the relationship between ICGdR Italy, Morocco, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, and UNESCO started when ICGdR together with Indonesia and Belgium etc. to give 55 high-quality Shimane University established UNESCO chair as a academic presentations in the field of geo-disasters. There centre of excellence focusing on the nexus of the were three major sessions in this symposium: Keynote Geoenvironmental Disaster Reduction Improving the Lectures, Scientific Session and Poster Session, offering an Relationship between Geoenvironment and Society in opportunity to discuss the most recent advances in the field 2017. UNESCO participated the ICGdR annual meet- of Geo-Disaster Reduction. In addition to the main sessions ing (15ISGdR) last August 2017 in Shimane, Japan to of the symposium, pre-event and post-event have also been discuss about the issues on geohazards risk and pre- organized. vention measures. Later, Flavia Schlegel, our Assistant-Director General for Natural Sciences visited * Correspondence: wangfw@riko.shimane-u.ac.jp Shimane University for the celebration event of newly Department of Earth Science, Shimane University, Matsue 690-8504, approved UNESCO Chair on Geoenvironmental Shimane, Japan Full list of author information is available at the end of the article © The Author(s). 2018 Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. Su et al. Geoenvironmental Disasters (2018) 5:20 Page 2 of 5 Fig. 1 Group photo at the annual meeting Disaster Reduction in November 2017. She is very sat- The UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme cele- isfied with the active engagement of Shimane Univer- brated its 25th anniversary in 2017. Today, there are sity and ICGdR on the geohazard disaster risk more than 700 UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN reduction. She was also impressed with the local com- Networks around the world, and more than 170 of munity living with the geo-sites in Oki UNESCO these specialise in the fields covered by the Natural Global Geopark, where she visited during her stay in Sciences Sector of UNESCO. They provide a unique Shimane. scientific expertise in the United Nations context and The 2030 Agenda, adopted in 2015 by the United significant global, regional and local impacts, in a Nations, represents a significant step forward in terms wide array of relevant fields. The UNESCO Chairs of recognizing science, technology and innovation (STI) and UNITWIN Networks in Natural Sciences have as a driving force for sustainable development in its an important role to play in the shared efforts to link three pillars, environmental, social and economic. As science, policy and society through adopting open the only UN agency that includes science in its science practices to implement the 2030 Agenda for mandate, UNESCO finds itself at the heart of this ini- Sustainable Development and other United Nations tiative. It implements its activities through its global development agendas. network of field offices, international scientific pro- Disasters induced by natural hazards affect mil- grammes, centres, institutes, and the UNESCO Chairs lions of people every year worldwide. The resulting and UNITWIN Networks. loss of life is tragic, highlighting the vulnerabilities Fig. 2 Opening speech presented by a Prof. Michel Deneken b Prof. Masakatsu Miyajima Su et al. Geoenvironmental Disasters (2018) 5:20 Page 3 of 5 Fig. 3 Group photo of participants of the 16th ICGdR all societies share. Just to name a few in the last few The Geneva Milestone contributes to guiding the future months, we are witnessing devastating natural haz- endeavours of the UNESCO Chairs in Natural Sciences in ards around the globe. The State of Kerala in India close cooperation with the UNESCO family and the is suffering from the worst flooding since 1924 caused UNESCO National Commissions, as a blueprint for poten- by cumulative rainfall and more than 200,000 people tial activities and cooperation avenues, throughout the needed to evacuate. At least 5 large scale earth- following concrete areas; quakes repeatedly hit the Island of Lombok in Indonesia in July and August. Successive torrential – Uphold the values of UNESCO, and incorporate raininJune and July inwesternJapancauseddevas- those of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable tating flood and mudflow and more than 200 people Development, into the operations of UNESCO died. The impact is also economical, with disasters Chairs, at organizational level and in their leading to estimated annual economic losses of USD$ research, teaching and outreach. 250 to 300 billion – theselosseswillincreasewith – Increase and enhance the focus of UNESCO the rising pressures of climate change, overpopulation Chairs and UNITWIN Networks activities on and urbanization. the2030 Agenda. I would like to share with you how UNESCO seriously – Foster interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity works with UNESCO Chairs. throughout UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks, The UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks linked crucial for the successful implementation of the SDGs. to the Natural Sciences Sector gathered for the first time – Influence the host academic institutions by in Geneva from 5 to 7 July 2017 for the Conference “Mo- UNESCO Chairs towards putting societal interests bilizing UNESCO Chairs in Natural Sciences for Policy and policy makers and the 2030 Agenda at the Action Towards the 2030 Agenda”. The results of the core of their mission. deliberations and reflections about how UNESCO Chairs – Engage in concrete impact-driven actions to can contribute to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda strengthen Chairs and Networks exchanges, are expressed in form of the Geneva Milestone. particularly through regional, inter-regional, Table 1 Lists of the presentation in Keynote Lectures No. Title Presenter Affiliation K-1 European and Mediterranean Gianluca EUR-OPA Executive major hazards agreement Silvestrini Secretary of the Council of Europe (EUR-OPA) K-2 Recent landslides triggered Fawu Wang Shimane University, by moderate earthquakes Japan in Japan K-3 Sentinel-1 continuous Nicola University of Florence, streaming for landslide Casagli Italy monitoring and mapping K-4 In 27 years, lahars have Christopher Kobe University, Japan reached some maturity Gomez & Gadjah Mada at Mt. Unzen Fugendake: University, Indonesia geophysical and Fig. 4 The winner of the 2017 Best Paper Award of the journal geomorphometric Geo-environmental Disasters evidences Su et al. Geoenvironmental Disasters (2018) 5:20 Page 4 of 5 Fig. 5 Photos at the field excursion. a Introduction to the flooding prevention measures in Strasburg; b The historical flooding level at the bridge; c The trace left by flooding on the fence in the village near Strasburg in May; d The house after being flooded by water South-South, and South-South-North cooperation, Thank you very much again for your strong engage- in order to enhance their capabilities and improve mentfordisasterriskreduction.Iwish youafruitful their leading role within their fields. discussion today. – Promote the establishment of networks and After that, the president of ICGdR Masakatsu working groups of Chairs, at national, regional Miyajima delivered the opening speech, and the or thematic levels, to enhance communication, Director-General of ICGdR, Fawu Wang reported the create linkages and support programme financial situation of ICGdR and the work plan for next development. year, as well as the sustainable development of the ICGdR official journal: Geoenvironmental Disaster.In UNESCO is committed to playing an active role to the following, the organizing committee selected the develop and strengthen collaboration with you for advanced individual and advanced group, and also set up disaster resilience. We are ready to cooperate with the committee of slope toughness and bearing capacity you. We would also like to address that UNESCO is based on anti-seismic performance design. At the end of an advisor of International Consortium on meeting, it is announced that the 17th ICGdR would be Geo-disaster Reduction. held on 26-30th August 2019 in Kyrgyzstan. A group photo of representatives to the meeting has been taken in the UNESCO headquarter (Fig. 1). Plenary sessions of the symposium 16ISGdR Opening ceremony Prof. Fawu Wang, the Director-General of ICGdR facilitated the opening ceremony. Two speeches were presented as the prelude (see Fig. 2). At the begin- ning, Prof. Michel Deneken, the president of Strasburg University, France, declared the conference to open on behalf of the organizers, and also delivered an opening speech to welcome all the distinguished scholars and experts from all over the world. In the following, Fig. 6 Finding the mudflow direction in the field excursion Prof. Masakatsu Miyajima, the president of ICGdR Su et al. Geoenvironmental Disasters (2018) 5:20 Page 5 of 5 welcomed all the researchers and expressed his gratitude for flood prevention, water-gate system for flood regula- to the organizers, reported the work of ICGdR council tion, and the bridge on which the scale lines of historical and committee for the last year. The opening ceremony flood exist. There remains evidence that the mudflow ended up with a group photo as shown in Fig. 3. carrying with suspended sediment flowed over the fence in a village where a mudflow disaster just occurred in Certificate and award ceremony May this year. Some experts guided participants to In the certificate and award ceremony, Prof. Ma Masakatsu identify mudflow direction according to the straw left on Miyajima presented the 2018 ICGdR Award for Funda- the fence after the event (Fig. 6). mental Research to Fawu Wang (Shimane University, Japan) and Tonglu Li ((Chang’an University, China), Invitation presented the 2018 ICGdR Award for Application Research The 17th ISGdR will be held on 18-24th August 2019 in to Mingjian Hu (State Key Laboratory of Geomechanics Kyrgyzstan. The ICGdR will invite all entities and indi- and Geotechnical Engineering, Institute of Rock and Soil viduals, who are willing to contribute to the geo-disaster Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) and Jianhui reduction to join the 17ISGdR. Long (Taiyuan University of Technology, China). Besides Authors’ contributions that, the 2018 ICGdR Best Activity Award was given to XS and MC-G wrote the draft, and FW refined it. All authors read and Netra Prakash BHANDARY (Ehime University, Japan) and approved the final manuscript. Center for Natural Disaster Reduction Research and Competing interests Education, Shimane University, Japan. The 2017 Best Paper The authors declare that they have no competing interests. Award of the ICGdR official journal: Geoenvironmental Disasters was awarded to the paper entitled “Spaceborne, Publisher’sNote UAV and ground-based remote sensing techniques for Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations. landslide mapping, monitoring and early warning” by Nicola Casagli, William Frodella, Stefano Morelli, Veronica Author details Tofani, Andrea Ciampalini, Emanuele Intrieri, Federico School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK. Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences, Raspini, Guglielmo Rossi, Luca Tanteri and Ping Lu in No. UNESCO, Shimane University, Shimane, Japan. Department of Earth Science, 9, Vol. 4. A cheque worth of one thousand Euro was Shimane University, Matsue 690-8504, Shimane, Japan. awarded to the authors’ representatives (Fig. 4). Received: 11 October 2018 Accepted: 11 October 2018 Keynote lectures The keynote lectures included 4 presentations as summarized in Table 1. This section was chaired by Prof. Vit Vilimek. Prof. Gianluca Silvestrini gave a presentation related to European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement of the Council of Europe (EUR-OPA). Prof. Fawu Wang presented his research on recent landslides triggered due to moderate earthquake in Japan. Prof. Nicola Casagli gave a speech about sentinel-1 continuous streaming for landslide monitoring and mapping. Prof. Christopher Gomez introduced his research on lahars generated in the Unzen Volcano eruption. Parallel sessions The parallel sessions included Scientific Session and Pos- ter Session. There were 55 presentations from 9 countries on the topics of earthquakes and Tsunamis, physical modeling of mass movements, physical properties and stability of soil, risk and society, and countermeasures. Post-event On 30th August 2018, a field excursion on flooding risk in Rhine River Graben has been organized (Fig. 5). During the excursion, the participants visited the dam http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Geoenvironmental Disasters Springer Journals

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On 27–31th August 2018, the 16th International Symposium on Geo-disaster Reduction (ISGdR) has been held in Strasburg, France, focusing on the theme of “Global Strategy for Geo-disaster Reduction”. Through Keynote Lectures, Scientific Session, Poster Session and Field Excursion, this symposium has successfully provided an international platform for scholars, scientists, industrial professionals, practitioners and students to discuss interdisciplinary research and practices in the fields of the reduction of the disasters triggered by geological and geophysical phenomena on the earth. Organizers and organizing committee Pre-event This symposium has been jointly organized by University On 27th August 2018, the annual council meeting of of Strasbourg, France, the International Consortium on ICGdR was held in the UNESCO headquarter, Paris. Geo-disaster Reduction (ICGdR) and the UNESCO Chair Dr. Miguel Clüsener-Godt, the Director of Division of on Geo-environmental Disaster Reduction in Shimane Ecological and Earth Sciences, UNESCO delivered a University, Japan. welcome speech. He said: The major Organizing Committee members of this sym- Dear Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen, Distinguished posium includes: Patrick Wassmer (University of Stras- guests, bourg, France), Fawu Wang (ICGdR Director-General), and It gives me great pleasure to address you all at this Masakatsu Miyajima (ICGdR President). Annual Council Meeting of the International Consortium on Geo-disaster Reduction (ICGdR). I greet all ICGdR members, with particular recognition Report of the 16th ICGdR of Professor Miyajima Masakatsu, President of the The 16th International Symposium on Geo-Disaster Re- ICGdR for hosting this event here at UNESCO for the duction (ISGdR) has been focusing on the theme of “Global first time. I would also like to thank Prof. Fawu Wang, Strategy forGeo-disasterReduction” and attracted more Director-General of ICGdR for organizing this meeting. than 60 scientists and engineers from Japan, France, China, Let me recall that the relationship between ICGdR Italy, Morocco, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, and UNESCO started when ICGdR together with Indonesia and Belgium etc. to give 55 high-quality Shimane University established UNESCO chair as a academic presentations in the field of geo-disasters. There centre of excellence focusing on the nexus of the were three major sessions in this symposium: Keynote Geoenvironmental Disaster Reduction Improving the Lectures, Scientific Session and Poster Session, offering an Relationship between Geoenvironment and Society in opportunity to discuss the most recent advances in the field 2017. UNESCO participated the ICGdR annual meet- of Geo-Disaster Reduction. In addition to the main sessions ing (15ISGdR) last August 2017 in Shimane, Japan to of the symposium, pre-event and post-event have also been discuss about the issues on geohazards risk and pre- organized. vention measures. Later, Flavia Schlegel, our Assistant-Director General for Natural Sciences visited * Correspondence: wangfw@riko.shimane-u.ac.jp Shimane University for the celebration event of newly Department of Earth Science, Shimane University, Matsue 690-8504, approved UNESCO Chair on Geoenvironmental Shimane, Japan Full list of author information is available at the end of the article © The Author(s). 2018 Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. Su et al. Geoenvironmental Disasters (2018) 5:20 Page 2 of 5 Fig. 1 Group photo at the annual meeting Disaster Reduction in November 2017. She is very sat- The UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme cele- isfied with the active engagement of Shimane Univer- brated its 25th anniversary in 2017. Today, there are sity and ICGdR on the geohazard disaster risk more than 700 UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN reduction. She was also impressed with the local com- Networks around the world, and more than 170 of munity living with the geo-sites in Oki UNESCO these specialise in the fields covered by the Natural Global Geopark, where she visited during her stay in Sciences Sector of UNESCO. They provide a unique Shimane. scientific expertise in the United Nations context and The 2030 Agenda, adopted in 2015 by the United significant global, regional and local impacts, in a Nations, represents a significant step forward in terms wide array of relevant fields. The UNESCO Chairs of recognizing science, technology and innovation (STI) and UNITWIN Networks in Natural Sciences have as a driving force for sustainable development in its an important role to play in the shared efforts to link three pillars, environmental, social and economic. As science, policy and society through adopting open the only UN agency that includes science in its science practices to implement the 2030 Agenda for mandate, UNESCO finds itself at the heart of this ini- Sustainable Development and other United Nations tiative. It implements its activities through its global development agendas. network of field offices, international scientific pro- Disasters induced by natural hazards affect mil- grammes, centres, institutes, and the UNESCO Chairs lions of people every year worldwide. The resulting and UNITWIN Networks. loss of life is tragic, highlighting the vulnerabilities Fig. 2 Opening speech presented by a Prof. Michel Deneken b Prof. Masakatsu Miyajima Su et al. Geoenvironmental Disasters (2018) 5:20 Page 3 of 5 Fig. 3 Group photo of participants of the 16th ICGdR all societies share. Just to name a few in the last few The Geneva Milestone contributes to guiding the future months, we are witnessing devastating natural haz- endeavours of the UNESCO Chairs in Natural Sciences in ards around the globe. The State of Kerala in India close cooperation with the UNESCO family and the is suffering from the worst flooding since 1924 caused UNESCO National Commissions, as a blueprint for poten- by cumulative rainfall and more than 200,000 people tial activities and cooperation avenues, throughout the needed to evacuate. At least 5 large scale earth- following concrete areas; quakes repeatedly hit the Island of Lombok in Indonesia in July and August. Successive torrential – Uphold the values of UNESCO, and incorporate raininJune and July inwesternJapancauseddevas- those of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable tating flood and mudflow and more than 200 people Development, into the operations of UNESCO died. The impact is also economical, with disasters Chairs, at organizational level and in their leading to estimated annual economic losses of USD$ research, teaching and outreach. 250 to 300 billion – theselosseswillincreasewith – Increase and enhance the focus of UNESCO the rising pressures of climate change, overpopulation Chairs and UNITWIN Networks activities on and urbanization. the2030 Agenda. I would like to share with you how UNESCO seriously – Foster interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity works with UNESCO Chairs. throughout UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks, The UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks linked crucial for the successful implementation of the SDGs. to the Natural Sciences Sector gathered for the first time – Influence the host academic institutions by in Geneva from 5 to 7 July 2017 for the Conference “Mo- UNESCO Chairs towards putting societal interests bilizing UNESCO Chairs in Natural Sciences for Policy and policy makers and the 2030 Agenda at the Action Towards the 2030 Agenda”. The results of the core of their mission. deliberations and reflections about how UNESCO Chairs – Engage in concrete impact-driven actions to can contribute to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda strengthen Chairs and Networks exchanges, are expressed in form of the Geneva Milestone. particularly through regional, inter-regional, Table 1 Lists of the presentation in Keynote Lectures No. Title Presenter Affiliation K-1 European and Mediterranean Gianluca EUR-OPA Executive major hazards agreement Silvestrini Secretary of the Council of Europe (EUR-OPA) K-2 Recent landslides triggered Fawu Wang Shimane University, by moderate earthquakes Japan in Japan K-3 Sentinel-1 continuous Nicola University of Florence, streaming for landslide Casagli Italy monitoring and mapping K-4 In 27 years, lahars have Christopher Kobe University, Japan reached some maturity Gomez & Gadjah Mada at Mt. Unzen Fugendake: University, Indonesia geophysical and Fig. 4 The winner of the 2017 Best Paper Award of the journal geomorphometric Geo-environmental Disasters evidences Su et al. Geoenvironmental Disasters (2018) 5:20 Page 4 of 5 Fig. 5 Photos at the field excursion. a Introduction to the flooding prevention measures in Strasburg; b The historical flooding level at the bridge; c The trace left by flooding on the fence in the village near Strasburg in May; d The house after being flooded by water South-South, and South-South-North cooperation, Thank you very much again for your strong engage- in order to enhance their capabilities and improve mentfordisasterriskreduction.Iwish youafruitful their leading role within their fields. discussion today. – Promote the establishment of networks and After that, the president of ICGdR Masakatsu working groups of Chairs, at national, regional Miyajima delivered the opening speech, and the or thematic levels, to enhance communication, Director-General of ICGdR, Fawu Wang reported the create linkages and support programme financial situation of ICGdR and the work plan for next development. year, as well as the sustainable development of the ICGdR official journal: Geoenvironmental Disaster.In UNESCO is committed to playing an active role to the following, the organizing committee selected the develop and strengthen collaboration with you for advanced individual and advanced group, and also set up disaster resilience. We are ready to cooperate with the committee of slope toughness and bearing capacity you. We would also like to address that UNESCO is based on anti-seismic performance design. At the end of an advisor of International Consortium on meeting, it is announced that the 17th ICGdR would be Geo-disaster Reduction. held on 26-30th August 2019 in Kyrgyzstan. A group photo of representatives to the meeting has been taken in the UNESCO headquarter (Fig. 1). Plenary sessions of the symposium 16ISGdR Opening ceremony Prof. Fawu Wang, the Director-General of ICGdR facilitated the opening ceremony. Two speeches were presented as the prelude (see Fig. 2). At the begin- ning, Prof. Michel Deneken, the president of Strasburg University, France, declared the conference to open on behalf of the organizers, and also delivered an opening speech to welcome all the distinguished scholars and experts from all over the world. In the following, Fig. 6 Finding the mudflow direction in the field excursion Prof. Masakatsu Miyajima, the president of ICGdR Su et al. Geoenvironmental Disasters (2018) 5:20 Page 5 of 5 welcomed all the researchers and expressed his gratitude for flood prevention, water-gate system for flood regula- to the organizers, reported the work of ICGdR council tion, and the bridge on which the scale lines of historical and committee for the last year. The opening ceremony flood exist. There remains evidence that the mudflow ended up with a group photo as shown in Fig. 3. carrying with suspended sediment flowed over the fence in a village where a mudflow disaster just occurred in Certificate and award ceremony May this year. Some experts guided participants to In the certificate and award ceremony, Prof. Ma Masakatsu identify mudflow direction according to the straw left on Miyajima presented the 2018 ICGdR Award for Funda- the fence after the event (Fig. 6). mental Research to Fawu Wang (Shimane University, Japan) and Tonglu Li ((Chang’an University, China), Invitation presented the 2018 ICGdR Award for Application Research The 17th ISGdR will be held on 18-24th August 2019 in to Mingjian Hu (State Key Laboratory of Geomechanics Kyrgyzstan. The ICGdR will invite all entities and indi- and Geotechnical Engineering, Institute of Rock and Soil viduals, who are willing to contribute to the geo-disaster Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) and Jianhui reduction to join the 17ISGdR. Long (Taiyuan University of Technology, China). Besides Authors’ contributions that, the 2018 ICGdR Best Activity Award was given to XS and MC-G wrote the draft, and FW refined it. All authors read and Netra Prakash BHANDARY (Ehime University, Japan) and approved the final manuscript. Center for Natural Disaster Reduction Research and Competing interests Education, Shimane University, Japan. The 2017 Best Paper The authors declare that they have no competing interests. Award of the ICGdR official journal: Geoenvironmental Disasters was awarded to the paper entitled “Spaceborne, Publisher’sNote UAV and ground-based remote sensing techniques for Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations. landslide mapping, monitoring and early warning” by Nicola Casagli, William Frodella, Stefano Morelli, Veronica Author details Tofani, Andrea Ciampalini, Emanuele Intrieri, Federico School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK. Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences, Raspini, Guglielmo Rossi, Luca Tanteri and Ping Lu in No. UNESCO, Shimane University, Shimane, Japan. Department of Earth Science, 9, Vol. 4. A cheque worth of one thousand Euro was Shimane University, Matsue 690-8504, Shimane, Japan. awarded to the authors’ representatives (Fig. 4). Received: 11 October 2018 Accepted: 11 October 2018 Keynote lectures The keynote lectures included 4 presentations as summarized in Table 1. This section was chaired by Prof. Vit Vilimek. Prof. Gianluca Silvestrini gave a presentation related to European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement of the Council of Europe (EUR-OPA). Prof. Fawu Wang presented his research on recent landslides triggered due to moderate earthquake in Japan. Prof. Nicola Casagli gave a speech about sentinel-1 continuous streaming for landslide monitoring and mapping. Prof. Christopher Gomez introduced his research on lahars generated in the Unzen Volcano eruption. Parallel sessions The parallel sessions included Scientific Session and Pos- ter Session. There were 55 presentations from 9 countries on the topics of earthquakes and Tsunamis, physical modeling of mass movements, physical properties and stability of soil, risk and society, and countermeasures. Post-event On 30th August 2018, a field excursion on flooding risk in Rhine River Graben has been organized (Fig. 5). During the excursion, the participants visited the dam

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