Thread: Mountain Cryosphere Hazards and Risks at IUGG Berlin 2023

Started: 2022-10-25 15:35:23
Last activity: 2022-10-25 15:35:23
Topics: IUGG Meetings
Dear Colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to the 28th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), which will take place 11-23 July 2023 in Berlin, Germany:

https://www.iugg2023berlin.org https://www.iugg2023berlin.org/

The meeting will feature an inter-association symposium on Mountain Cryosphere Hazards and Risks whose description is pasted below. Please consider submitting an abstract (submission is open until 14 February 2023) and feel free to approach us with questions if you have any.

We hope to see many of you in Berlin next year!

Best,
Holger Frey (Switzerland, IACS/GAPHAZ)
Michele Koppes (Canada, IACS/GAPHAZ)
Mylène Jacquemart (Switzerland, IACS/GAPHAZ)
Fabian Walter (Switzerland, IASPEI)
Roberto Sulpizio (Italy, IAVCEI)


High mountains across the globe have been undergoing significant changes in natural hazards over the last few decades. Rapid warming has caused changes in the mountain cryosphere at unprecedent rates, affecting geomorphic processes beyond the ice, with significant impacts on landscapes and ecosystems. Cryospheric hazards are also undergoing rapid changes in mountains worldwide, often beyond historical precedence. Risks associated with all types of mass movements in mountain regions are increasing due to changes in the magnitude and frequency of hazards and increasing socio-economic development, which affects both exposure to and vulnerability of people and infrastructure. In this session, we invite contributions on all forms of hazards and risks from the mountain cryosphere, including avalanches, landslides, lake outbursts, volcano-ice interactions, earthquakes, permafrost thaw, debris flows, cascading process-chains, and impacts on mountain communities. We welcome case studies; theoretical and conceptual process models; mapping and modelling past, present and future hazards and risks; as well as aspects of disaster risk reduction and management. Contributions that also address the socio-economic drivers of risks are encouraged.
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