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Open image in new windowLandslide Knowledge Exchange Through the Regional Cooperation in the Adriatic-Balkan Region

  • Željko ArbanasEmail author
  • Snježana Mihalić Arbanas
  • Martina Vivoda
  • Kristina Martinović
  • Sanja Bernat
Conference paper

Abstract

Regional cooperation among ICL members in the Adriatic-Balkan region has been initiated at the beginning of 2012 by establishing the ICL Adriatic-Balkan Network on Landslides which encompasses seven institutions from four regional countries, Albania, Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia. The objectives of regional cooperation are to conduct regional cooperative research and capacity building in landslide study and related risk prevention and mitigation for the benefit of society and the environment. This paper presents an overview of the main ICL ABN activities in the period from the beginning of 2012 to the end of 2013. One of the main activities was launching regional thematic conferences on landslides by organizing the 1st Regional Symposium on Landslides in the Adriatic-Balkan Region (1st RegSyLAB) in Zagreb, Croatia in March 2013. The social and technical program of the symposium enabled the participants from nine regional countries to share their experiences about local landslide research at the regional level and enhance the establishment of relations between scientist in the region which are important for future cooperative research and capacity building. This paper describes in more detail the technical sessions and side events of the 1st RegSyLAB, so as report symposium’s outcomes as they relate to the promotion of landslide science.

Keywords

Adriatic-Balkan Network ICL Regional cooperation Regional symposium on landslides 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Željko Arbanas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Snježana Mihalić Arbanas
    • 2
  • Martina Vivoda
    • 1
  • Kristina Martinović
    • 3
  • Sanja Bernat
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Civil EngineeringUniversity of RijekaRijekaCroatia
  2. 2.Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum EngineeringUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  3. 3.City of Zagreb, Emergency Management OfficeZagrebCroatia

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