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2017.02 | Editorial board | Invitation | Feeling cautious

Dear colleagues, I have recently received a formal invitation for becoming a member of the editorial board in the “Academic Journal of Geographical Studies”, supported by the “International Association of Scientists and Researchers” (whatever this organization would be…). The email states that the editorial promotes publication of open-access, high standard and peer reviewed research articles in more than 45 disciplines….

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2015.07 | discussion | Are rockfalls predictable?

I have been recently discussing with a colleague whether or not it is appropriate using the term “predictability” in our investigation of the rockfall phenomena… I think yes, but we’ve to agree on the used terminology, so I have rescued some previous thoughts from my PhD that I’d like to share with you: Spatial prediction: rock slope failures does not…

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2015.04 | Article comment | AGU landslide website | Petley’s blog

Hi, today I have had a very good surprise, one of our publications has been cited by David Petley in his well known “landslide blog”. You can read his review here: This is a good recognisement of more than seven years monitoring on the cliff where I developed most of my PhD methods for rockfall detection and prediction..

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2015.01 | Special Issue | Use of LiDAR and 3D point clouds in Geohazards

Dear Colleagues, I would like to invite you to consider submitting a manuscript to this Special Issue: ——————————————– Special Issue Information Contributions aiming to use 3D point clouds for investigating natural phenomena (including ground deformation, landslides, floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, soil erosion, etc.) that pose serious risks to human beings or infrastructures will be much appreciated in this special issue. We…

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2014.12 | Invited Conference | AGU | San Francisco

Hi, I have good news!: I will perform an invited talk at the AGU conference at San Francisco this year. The title of the conference is “Recent advances in analysis and prediction of Rock Falls, Rock Slides, and Rock Avalanches using 3D point clouds“, within the session of Greg Stock (Yosemite National Park), Brian Collins (U.S. Geological Survey) and Jeffrey…

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2014.10 – Guest Professor at Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Hi, I’ve been invited by my colleagues of Physical Geography Department – Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt to give some lectures at their institution (see their announcement here). I will be there from October to December during a total period of four weeks. Here I attach some data (DATA NO LONGER AVAILABLE, SORRY) that we will use for the courses of this…

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2014.05 – Eurock 2014 Conference

The 2014 ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium (EUROCK 2014) was held in Vigo, Spain, on May 27-29, 2014. There, I have presented a research work carried out in collaboration with my colleagues from Univ. Barcelona Manuel Jesus Royan (which I’m currently co-supervising) and prof. Nue Vilaplana (my PhD supervisor during my PhD thesis in Barcelona, almost 5 years ago, time…

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2014.03 – NEW Publication in Computer and Geosciences: 3D discontinuity extraction

Riquelme, A., Abellan, A., Tomás, R., Jaboyedoff, M (2014). A new approach for semi-automatic rock mass joints recognition from 3D point clouds. Computers & Geosciences, 68(0), pp.38–52. DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2014.03.014 Our paper concerning a semi-authomatic methodology for the identification and analysis of flat surfaces outcropping in rocky slopes from 3D point clouds has been finally published in Computer and Geosciences (Riquelme…

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2014.02 – LiDAR Short course for Vertical geology conference 2014

A full-day short course on 3D LiDAR techniques applied to vertical geology was proposed the day before the conference. The participants have assisted to a series of theoretical and practical works related to this innovative discipline with inputs from structural Geology, remote sensing, 3D point clouds, etc. The program, who was leaded by Michel Jaboyedoff and his team at Univ….

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