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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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There's no love song finer, but how strange the change from major to minor,
Everytime we say goodbye (Ella Fitzgerald).

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We, the ecorisQ board, mourn the loss of our co-board member, colleague and friend Karl (Charly) Kleemayr, who passed away last friday. We remember Karl as a highly motivated and cheerful person, a natural hazard enthusiast, always coming up with new ideas for research and collaborations. But surely not only that, he will remain in our memory as jazz lover and everything that goes with it, as well as a virtuous saxophonist and helpful friend. He could always be relied upon to bring a sense of happiness, fun, and a little mischief in our gatherings. The official obituary of the BFW, the organisation where he worked, can be found here. He will be sorely missed by us and the wider community. Our thoughts and condolences go particularly to his wife and son as well as to the wider family.

There is no need to re-iterate that 2020 has been an unusual year. Our seventh general assembly parallel to the 5th International Conference on Soil, Bio- and Eco-Engineering in Bern was cancelled, just like all planned training courses on Rockyfor3D and SOSlope. Nevertheless, we continued working on new tools. For example, all ecorisQ tools are now available for Windows (64 and 32 bit), Mac and Linux. In addition, we finished the development of the beta version of SlideForce - a hillslope debris flow runout simulation model - that will be made available in the beginning of 2021. In paralell, we are in the process of finalising SlideForMap (a tool for regional shallow landslide disposition assessment) and BankForMap (a tool for assessing bank erosion at catchment scale). Both tools will be released in 2021 as well.

Due to COVID-19, the cancelled general assembly and the additional daily work (especially in university teaching), we decided to publish a combined association report 2019-2020 in spring 2021. We sincerely hope that we will be able to organise the seventh general assembly parallel to the 5th International Conference on Soil, Bio- and Eco-Engineering in Bern in June 2021. it would be great to meet each other then. Finally, we already wish everyone a prosperous new year! 

Today, we uploaded Windows (both 64 and 32 bit), Mac, as well as Linux versions of all the ecorisQ tools that need to be installed locally (ELine, FINT, Rockyfor3D and SOSlope, see the tools section of our website - after login). As such we hope to satisfy all ecorisQ members with their diversity of operating systems (OS). Please let us know (by sending a short email, mentioning your OS) in case you encounter software problems. For windows users, as always, do not forget to run the licence .exe file as administrator (using a mouse right-click).