Data analysis and modelling in environmental sciences towards risk assessment and impact on society

From 10th to 13th, October 2005

Communicating scientific knowledge to society in an appropriate way

The aim of this workshop is to give a large overview of the environmental problems, with applications focused on natural hazards, which is a choice, others applications will have been possible.

One of the main issues linked to the environmental management is to understand the entire chain of processes from the scientific expertise, which is essential, to the implementation in society. This is the reason why the workshop initiates with high level theoretical approaches of environmental modeling and data treatment (Prof. P. Selvadurai and Prof. Christakos). It is followed by applications in terms of landslides hazard and risk assessment using modeling, statistical methods and risk analysis (Prof. Crosta and Dr. Carrara). An example of implementation in civil society is proposed in Guadeloupe, with both risk and implication for population perspective (E. Leroi and D. M. Lubino-Bissainte).



October 10th

The Role of Geomechanics and Modelling in High Level Nuclear Waste Management

Modelling of advective Transport of Earth-Borne Contaminants

Prof. Patrick Selvadurai
University of McGill, Montreal, Canada

Examples and exercises


Moderator: Crosta
Panel: Carrara, Christakos, Leroi, Lubino-Bissainte, Slevadurai

October 11th

Developments in Interdisciplinary Spatiotemporal Modelling

Prof. George Christakos
University of North Carolina, USA


Examples and exercises


Moderator: Selvadurai
Panel: Carrara, Christakos, Crosta, Leroi, Lubino-Bissainte

October 12th

Field characterization, Monitoring, Modelling of fast moving landslides

Prof. Giovanni Crosta
University of Milano Bicocca, Milano, Italy

GIS-based statistical models for assessing landslide occurrence: a review of potentials and pitfalls

Dr Alberto Carrara
CNR-IEIIT, Bologna, Italy


Moderator: Christakos
Panel: Carrara, Crosta, Leroi, Lubino-Bissainte, Selvadurai

October 13th

Risk management and land-planning: the example of La Désirade Island (Guadeloupe, French West Indies)

Eric Leroi

Integrated information on risks as a key to reduce the damage of disasters: example of La Guadeloupe

Dr Myriam Lubino-Bissainte
MIRAI Sustainable Development Consultancy (MSDC), Guadeloupe

Round table

Moderator: Kanevski, Jaboyedoff
Panel: Carrara, Christakos, Crosta, Leroi, Lubino-Bissainte, Selvadurai


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