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Program 2018-10-29T16:56:29+00:00

Programme

A mixture of oral and poster sessions, interlaced with free time, forms the general framework of the symposium, which is intended to facilitate exchange of scientific information between participants in an informal manner.

Tuesday 2nd of April 2019
17:00 – 18:00 Registration
18:00 – 20:00 Welcome reception

Wednesday 3rd of April 2019
09:00 – 12:00 Morning session – Risk management

– Keynote speaker Michael Bründl

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 15:00 Afternoon session 1 – Society and environment

– Keynote speaker Arne Instanes

15:00 – 15:20 Coffee break
15:20 – 18:00 Afternoon session 2 – Planning, design, construction and

management of protection measures

– Keynote speaker Peter Gauer

20:00 Video-Slides show

Thursday 4th of April 2019
09:00 – 12:00 Morning session – Planning, design, construction and management of

protection measures

– Keynote speaker Stefan Margreth

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 15:00 Afternoon session 1 – Observations and simulations of avalanches

– Keynote speaker Betty Sovilla

15:00 – 15:20 Coffee break
15:20 – 18:00 Afternoon session 2 – Observations and simulations of avalanches

– Keynote speaker Nico Gray

19:30 – 23:00 Gala dinner

Friday 5th of April 2019
09:00 – 17:00 Field excursion

Saturday 6th of April 2019
09:00 – 16:00 Ski mountaineering tour
16:00 – 17:00 Bus to Akureyri airport

Programme overview

A mixture of oral and poster sessions, interlaced with free time, forms the general framework of the symposium, which is intended to facilitate exchange of scientific information between participants in an informal manner. Additional activities include an icebreaker, a symposium banquet along with excursions to specifically selected sites near Siglufjörður.

Photographs and Videos

Participants who would like to contribute video or photos of interesting things related to the conference theme are urged to notify this to Sigrun (sigrun@verktaekni.is). The show will take place Wednesday evening at 20:30 at Hotel Siglo if there are contributions.

Ski mountaineering tour

A ski mountaineering tour will be arranged on April 6th if weather and snow conditions are acceptable. The tour will take place on the Troll peninsula, the exact location will depend on weather. Transportation will be organized from the Sigló Hótel and skiing equipment will be available for participants. Please note that you have to bring your own ski boots.

Excursion

There will be a symposium field excursion on April 5th to specifically selected sites in the Troll peninsula (Tröllaskagi) near Siglufjörður.

Troll Peninsula is an adventurous location with its high mountains, green valleys, lakes and sea. The area is also rich with culture.