Geography hosts international LAMPRE meeting
Posted on 17/02/2014
On 17-20 February 2014 the Department of Geography at King's College London will host 46 experts in landslides from Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. The meeting will be in the context of the two year 2 million euros LAMPRE (LAndslide Modelling and tools for vulnerability assessment PReparedness and REcovery management) Project.
This project, with ten partners, is coordinated by Fausto Guzzetti (CNR, Italy), and is an EC7 Collaborative project “Support to emergency response management”. Funding to King's is EUR 300k, with PI Professor Bruce Malamud leading one workpackage and Co-I Professor Nicholas Drake leading additional tasks. Two postdoctoral research associates are funded on the project at King's (Dr Monika Mihir, Dr Bernardo Mota), with Ms Faith Taylor (NERC funded PhD student in her third year) an affiliated scientist on the project. The four-day meeting will discuss tools developed to reduce the risk of landslides to humans, in addition to discussing these results and how they might be used, with 11 stakeholder users from civil protection agencies, geological surveys and others that deal directly with landslide risk.