3rd Regional Symposium on Landslides in the Adriatic-Balkan Region (3rd ReSyLAB)—a final report


The 3rd Regional Symposium on Landslides in the Adriatic-Balkan Region (3rd ReSyLAB) was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from June 11 to 13, 2017, with 70 participants from nine countries (Austria, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Italy, Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain)—scientists, engineers, researchers, students, experts, politicians, and other decision-makers working in the area of landslide risk reduction in the region. The ReSyLAB is a biannual event organized by the Adriatic-Balkan Network of the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL ABN). Being an important form of activities of this ICL regional network comprising of six ICL members from four countries, it was also a contribution of the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL) to the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030. This article reports on the main outcomes of the 3rd ReSyLAB Symposium. Altogether, 41 abstracts were published in the symposium book of abstracts, and the symposium proceedings with over 20 reviewed full papers are under preparation to be printed early in 2018. During the 3rd ReSyLAB, a five invited keynote lectures have been presented, and 28 oral presentations are given to the audience. An important part of the symposium was a Round Table entitled “Enhancing cooperation between landslide research community and end users.” On the last day of the symposium, over 30 experts participated in two post-symposium study tours in Slovenia.

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The Organizing Committee of the 3rd ReSyLAB thanks all of the sponsors who made the organization of this Symposium possible. We appreciate all the help we have received from the members of the International Scientific Committee, the Local Organizing Committee, and all of those individuals that expressed their support throughout the organization process. Finally, we would like to thank all the keynote lecturers, conveners, and other all participants for their valuable contributions and their earnest cooperation.

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Jemec Auflič, M., Mikoš, M., Verbovšek, T. et al. 3rd Regional Symposium on Landslides in the Adriatic-Balkan Region (3rd ReSyLAB)—a final report. Landslides 15, 381–384 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10346-017-0934-4

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  • International Consortium on Landslides (ICL)
  • International Programme on Landslides (IPL)
  • Regional networks
  • Adriatic-Balkan Network
  • Sendai Framework