An International Symposium on Mitigation Measures against Snow Avalanches and Other Rapid Gravity Mass Flows, Siglufjörður, N-Iceland, 3-5 April 2019

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An International Symposium on Mitigation Measures against Snow Avalanches and Other Rapid Gravity Mass Flows, Siglufjörður, N-Iceland, 3-5 April 2019

Tomas Johannesson

Dear Colleagues,


An International Symposium on Mitigation Measures against Snow Avalanches and Other Rapid Gravity Mass Flows will be held in Siglufjörður, N-Iceland, from April 3rd to April 5th, 2019, by the Association of Chartered Engineers in Iceland (VFI).

Symposium website: http://snow2019.is
1st circular:  http://snow2019.is/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Snow2019_First-Circular.pdf

Abstract submission deadline: 31st October 2018
Registration deadline: 15th December 2018 

Contact:
VFI (The Association of Chartered Engineers in Iceland) 
Contact persons: Árni B. Björnsson: [hidden email]
Árni Jónsson (chair of local organizing committee): [hidden email]/[hidden email]
Address:  Engjateigur 9, IS-105 Reykjavík, Iceland. Tel: +354 535 9300

Rapid gravity mass flows pose a threat to settlements and infrastructure and limit the use of land on all continents of the world. 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.

Presentations at the symposum are centered around four topical areas:
1. Risk management
2. Planning, design, construction and management of protection measures
3. Observations and simulations of avalanches
4. Society and environment
See the symposium website and the 1st circular for further programme details.

The symposium will be held in Siglufjörður, N-Iceland, an ideal location for a symposium about avalanche mitigation measures. Siglufjörður and the surrounding rural area has a long history of avalanches and avalanche catastrophes and the area offers great opportunities for a symposium field excursion. An extensive programme for the construction of avalanche protection measurements for the town has been ongoing for more than two decades.

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Tomas Johannesson                  Electronic mail: [hidden email]
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