Rapid gravity mass flows pose a threat to settlements and infrastructure and limit the use of land on all continents of the world. In mountainous regions, these natural hazards include snow avalanches, slush- and debris flows, rockfall and landslides. People in modern societies are becoming more concerned with safety, and authorities strive to ensure the safety of settlements, traffic lines and society in general with hazard zoning, planning of settlements, and construction and management of protection measures. The design of permanent protection measures has become more demanding and expensive in recent years due to high safety demands leading to the consideration of temporary protection measures or relocation of settlements as well.
The symposium seeks to bring together scientists, engineers, architects and representatives of local and central authorities to discuss the state of the art of mitigation measures against snow avalanches and other rapid gravity mass flows and the challenges that lie ahead in the management of those natural hazards.
Organization and Committee
LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Árni Jónsson (chair) (email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org), Kristín Martha Hákonardóttir (email@example.com), Jón Skúli Indriðason (firstname.lastname@example.org), Tómas Jóhannesson (email@example.com), Hafsteinn Pálsson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
SCIENCE STEERING AND EDITORIAL COMMITTEE
Tómas Jóhannesson (Icelandic Meteorological Office, IMO) (chief editor), Peter Gauer (Norwegian Geotechnical Institutt, NGI), Kristín Martha Hákonardóttir (Verkís consulting engineers ltd.), Stefan Margreth (WSL-Institut fur Schnee- und Lawinenforschung, SLF), Halldór Pálsson (University of Iceland), Fjóla Guðrún Sigtryggsdóttir (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU)