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2017.05 | Triggering and Motion of Landslides – Eduardo Alonso (Rankine Lecture – video)

Triggering and Motion of Landslides 57th Rankine Lecture British Geotechnical Association Dear colleagues, I would like to share with you the keynote lecture by Professor Eduardo Alonso, from the Universitat Politecnica of Catalunya (UPC). Prof. Alonso has always been a leading figure in landslides and slope stability investigation. He has has won several medals, prizes and awards, and his achievements…

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2017.07 | Summer School of Alpine Research on Close-range Sensing in Alpine Terrain (July 2017)

Don’t miss out this summer school in Austria….! 2nd Innsbruck Summer School of Alpine Research on Close-range Sensing in Alpine Terrain The international summer school is jointly organized by the University of Innsbruck, the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, and the Austrian Academy of Sciences. accommodation and food is provided to all participants…  More info here: https://www.uibk.ac.at/geographie/summerschool/

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2017.05 | 6th Interdisciplinary workshop on Rockfall Protection

I have been invited to participate as a member of the scientific committee on the 6th Interdisciplinary workshop on Rockfall Protection that will take place in Barcelona in May 2017. Previous RocExs workshops were held in rocky-active areas such as Japan (1999), France (2005), Switzerland (2008), Austria (2011) and Italy (2014). The workshop is being organized by the Universitat Politècnica…

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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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2017.03 | Postdoc position: Rockslide mapping / Landslide mapping

Hi, I thought that this information might be interesting to some of you.. Project Position as Researcher – Rockslide mapping / Landslide mapping Application deadline: 2nd March 2017 The Geological Survey of Norway (NGU) is seeking to appoint a highly qualified and motivated geologist in its Geohazard and earth observation team… The work will focus on systematic mapping of unstable…

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2017.02 |Research impact|> 1000 citations during the last five years

Hello!, I normally do not look at these numbers, but I have some good news to share with you: according to Google Scholar citations database, I’ve surpass 1000 mentions in scientific journals/book chapters during the last five years (2012-2017). I know that research impact is being measured using some other indicators such as the impact factor of the journal, h…

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2017.01 | New milestone: 30 publications

I have recently achieved a new milestone: I participated in the publication of 30articles that were published on JCR-Indexed journals (landslides, Rock Mechanics, Remote Sensing, Natural Hazards, etc.). I would like to deeply acknowledge my international research network, including respectful professors, excellent post-docs and vibrant PhD students Several other manuscripts are on their way for this and forthcoming years, stay…

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2016.10 | Training InSAR @Leeds, UK

I’d like to share this information with all of you interested on an InSAR course: The Centre for Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes Volcanoes and Tectonics (COMET) will be holding a 3-day InSAR training workshop at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, UK from 31 October – 02 November, 2016. The workshop, which is aimed at early…

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2016.06 | New position | University of Cambridge

Hi, I have recently obtained a Marie Curie fellowship for carrying out an exciting research project at the Scott Polar Research Institute (University of Cambridge). I will be working here during the next two years, so please, feel free to take a look at my dedicated website here: http://www.spri.cam.ac.uk/people/abellan/ I have to recognize that it was difficult to leave Switzerland…

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Discontinuity Set Extractor – Computer and Geosciences (2015)

New approach for discontinuity extraction from 3D point clouds [OPEN SOURCE CODE AVAILABLE AT GITHUB REPOSITORY] COMPUTER AND GEOSCIENCES A. Riquelme, A. Abellán, R. Tomás, M. Jaboyedoff Rock mass characterization requires a deep geometric understanding of the discontinuity sets affecting rock exposures. Recent advances in Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) instrumentation currently allow quick and accurate 3D data acquisition, yielding…

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