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iRALL School 2016

iRALL School 2016

17th-28th October 2016, Chengdu, China

iRALL School is an international school on “Investigation, analysis and management of large landslides” that was found on 11th November 2015 by State Key laboratory of Geohazard prevention and Geoenvironmental Protection (SKLGP), Chengdu University of Technology. The scientific committee consists of international experts in the field of large landslides.

Hosting Institution: SKLGP

State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection of Chengdu University of Technology (China)

The main objectives of iRALL School are:

1. To establish annual 2 weeks high-level course, focusing on investigation, analysis, management of large landslides for Ph.D students and the young doctors from all countries, with international experts on the research of large landslide as teaching staff.

2. To develop high educational interdisciplinary programs for the research of large landslides.

3. To enhance the cooperation and exchange of knowledge among scientists and engineers working on large landslides.

The topics of the iRALL School are:

1. Identification and occurrence of large/giant landslides:

- Types (rock avalanches, large rockslides, debris avalanches...) and deposits

- Identification criteria

- Geological context (morpho-structural setting, lithologies...). Predisposing factors

2. Investigation and mapping of large landslides

- Characterization and mapping

- Surface and subsurface exploration

- Monitoring (in-situ, remote)

3. Initiation and movement mechanism of large landslide

- Initiation mechanisms

- Triggers

- Runout analysis and modeling

4. Monitoring and early-warning of large landslides

5. Risk evaluation and control of large landslide: mitigation, prevention and protection strategies

- Hazard and risk analysis

- Risk scenarios

- Risk prevention and mitigation

- Failure forecasting. Alert systems

- Case histories

6. The disaster-chain effects

7. Large landslides and society: processes and impacts

Applications and registration:

The iRALL School is intended for 20 Ph.D students and 10 young doctors that are carrying out research in the field of landslide hazard and the related fields. The participants should have a background in one of the following fields: Geology, Engineering Geology, Geotechnical Engineering, Geography, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Engineering Geology or other Earth science disciplines. Participants must have a good knowledge of the English language as the course will be conducted in English.

The school can also include a maximum of 10 young doctors who have obtained their Ph.D dissertation not earlier than 2010.

The iRALL School of 2016 will comprise:

l The 20 selected Ph.D students must pay their own travel to Chengdu, China. Room and field trips will be paid by the organizing institute SKLGP.

l The 10 registered young doctors must pay their own travel to Chengdu, China, accommodation, local transportation, field trips and etc.

Organization:

International Research Association of Large Landslides (iRALL)

Lecturers:

The Lecturers belong to the Scientific Committee of iRALL with some other experts with international reputation.

Location:

The iRALL school 2016 will be conducted at the State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection, of Chengdu University of Technology (SKLGP) which has very good facilities, including lecture rooms, computer rooms, laboratories, and a guesthouse. Fieldwork will be done in the nearby area where 60000 landslides were generated during the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake.

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Dates:

The school is organized from 17th to 28th October 2016

Applications of PhD students:

The school is open to 20 Ph.D students, which will be selected through an international call. Applications should be made by filling in the application form and by providing a CV (max 2 pages) and 1 to 3 letters of recommendation.

For application:

The deadline for applications is 15th July, 2016 and selected students will be announced by 31rd July, 2016.

For information, you can send an email to sklgp_cdut@126.com.

Registration of Young Doctors:

10 selected young doctors will participate to the iRALL School 2016. The deadline for registration is 15th July, 2016.

For application:

For information on payment, an email must be sent to sklgp_cdut@126.com.

Introduction of iRALL (International Research Association on Large Landslides)

1. iRALL: The International Research Association on Large Landslides, hereinafter named “iRALL” is an international non-governmental, non-political, non-profit-making and unaffiliated institution for the promotion of knowledge about large landslides.

2. The objectives are to promote:

a) Cooperation and exchange of knowledge among scientists and engineers working on large landslides

b) The dissemination of scientific knowledge of large landslides

c) The mitigation of risks associated with large landslides and their consequences

3. Organization

The secretariat is located in State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection, Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, China

4. Chairman:

Dr. Runqiu HUANG, Chengdu University of Technology, China

5. Vice Chairman:

Dr. Mauri MCSAVENEY, GNS Science, New Zealand

Dr. Alexander STROM, Geodynamics Research Center, JSC "Hydroproject Institute", Russia

Dr. David PETLEY, University of East Anglia, UK

Dr. Gonghui WANG, Kyoto University, Japan

6. Secretary

Dr. Wei HU, Chengdu University of Technology, China

Dr. Xuanmei FAN, Chengdu University of Technology, China

7. Scientific committee member:

Dr. Masahiro CHIGIRA, Kyoto University, Japan

Dr. Jordi COROMINAS, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain

Dr. Giovanni B. CROSTA, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Dr. Tim DAVIES, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Dr. Jia-Jyun DONG, National Central University, Taiwan

Dr. Steve G. EVANS, Waterloo University, Canada

Dr. Hans-Balder HAVENITH, University of Liege, Belgium

Dr. Reginald HERMANNS, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Norway

Dr. Runqiu HUANG, Chengdu University of Technology, China

Dr. Oldrich HUNGR, University of British Columbia, Canada

Dr. Toshitaka KAMAI, Kyoto University, Japan

Dr. Oliver KORUP, Potsdam University, Germany

Dr. Chris MASSEY, GNS Science, New Zealand

Dr. Mauri MCSAVENEY, GNS Science, New Zealand

Dr. Marc-Andre OSTERMANN, Institute for Geology and Palaeontology, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Dr. Rob PARKER, Cardiff University, UK

Dr. David PETLEY, University of East Anglia, UK

Dr. Alexander STROM, Geodynamics Research Center, JSC "Hydroproject Institute", Moscow, Russia

Dr. Jean F. SCHNEIDER, BOKU-University Vienna, Austria

Mr. William SCHULZ, U.S. Geological Survey, USA

Dr. Cees van WESTERN, ITC, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Dr. Gonghui WANG, Kyoto University, Japan

Dr. Yunsheng WANG, Chengdu University of Technology, China

Dr. Johannes T. WEIDINGER, Erkudok Institute/Museum of Gmunden, Austria

Dr. Qiang XU, Chengdu University of Technology, China

Dr. Zemin XU, Kunming University of Science and Technology, China

Dr. Yueping YIN, Center of Geo-Hazards Emergency, Ministry of Land Resources, China

Dr. Oleg ZERKAL, Moscow State University, Russia

iRall introduction and application forms downloads

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