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The core of ecorisQ is made of its members. By joining ecorisQ you will expand your professional network and profit from transparent tools in the field of natural hazard risks. Being an ecorisQ member demonstrates that you are willing to increase the transparancy and reproducibility of natural hazard analyses and that you promote sustainable protection against natural hazards.  

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On 17 November 2016, ecorisQ organises the third general assembly in Lyon (France). We link up with the Rock Slope Stability Symposium 2016 (RSS 2016), which takes place from 15 - 17 November 2016. Members are invited to obtain latest news on the status of ecorisQ and its future activities, as well as on the new ecorisQ tool SOSlope, which allows detailed assessment of potential shallow landslide release areas and volumes, with and without the reinforcing effect of forest vegetation. The programm can be downloaded here.

The 4th international conference on Soil Bio- and Eco-engineering - "The Use of Vegetation to Improve Slope Stability" will take place from the 11th to the 14th of July 2016 in Sydney - Australia. This conference is preceeded by a workshop (9th and 10th of July 2016) on Root reinforcement - measuerements and modelling, where ecorisQ is actively involved. 

The 16th and 17th of June 2015 ecorisQ organised a training on rockfall hazard assessement using the rockfall trajectory simulation model Rockyfor3D. The training was held in Schruns(Montafon, Vorarlberg, Austria) and included a half day field visit (in Gaschurn). The program can be found here. The spoken language was German and English and the training was given by Luuk Dorren.




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On 22 and 23 April 2015, ecorisQ organised the second general assembly in Innsbruck, Austria. ecorisQ members were invited to profit from interesting technical presentations in the field of natural hazard risk management, to meet other members and to jointly discuss the future of ecorisQ. The PDFs of the techncial presentations and the minutes of the GA can be downloaded below.

On 25 and 26 November 2014, ecorisQ organised a training on rockfall hazard assessement using the rockfall trajectory simulation model Rockyfor3D. The training was held in the region around Lausanne (Switzerland) and included a half day field visit (Mont-Pélérin). The spoken language was French and the training was given by Luuk Dorren. The cost of this training was 425 Euro incl. lunch for both days.



To officially launch the International ecorisQ association, the General Assembly was held on 6 December 2013 in the International Environment House in Geneva, Switzerland. In total, 52 representants from Austria, France, Italy, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, UK and the US participated at this event. The minutes, as well as the presentations are available for download below.


On uncertainty and probability in predicting natural hazard risks using models

Keith Beven (University of Lancaster, UK)

SOSlope – the basis for a new ecorisQ tool for shallow landslide modelling

Massimiliano Schwarz (Bern Univ. of Applied Sciences, CH)

Zemokost – A model for estimating flood events in alpine catchments using design storm values

Karl Kleemayr (BFW, AT)

Rockyfor3D – frequently asked questions explained

Luuk Dorren (Fed. Office for the Env. FOEN, CH)

A reflection on the assessment of geological mass movement hazards in the Swiss daily practice

Bernard Loup (FOEN, CH)

Landslide hazards, bioengineering and risk management: the New Zealand experience

Chris Phillips (Landcare Research, NZ)

An application of Rockyfor3D in the daily practice in Valais, Switzerland

Guillaume Favre-Bulle (Géoval, CH)

The new French guideline for rockfall hazard mapping

Frédéric Berger (IRSTEA, FR)

Minutes of the General Assembly 2013

On the 26th and 27th of March 2013 we organised a training course on rockfall modelling in the Engadin in the Canton of Grisons, Switzerland.

The course language was German. This two-day course dealt with recording of both geo and forest data in the field, automatic tree extraction from laser scanning data, model input data preparation with opensource GIS packages (QGIS and SAGA GIS), hands-on exercise with the model Rockyfor3D and analysis of the output data.