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Special Issue Information Dear Colleagues, It is a great pleasure for me to present this Special Issue of Applied Sciences, “Novel Approaches in Landslide Monitoring and Data Analysis”. In recent years, significant progress has been made in monitoring different types of landslides and analyzing measured data. This progress has expanded the knowledge of landslide processes. It is therefore necessary to summarize, share and disseminate the latest knowledge and expertise. Our topics of interest include, but are not limited to: • Novel instruments for landslide monitoring • Advanced data analysis techniques • Prediction of landslide behavior from measured data • Remote sensing applications in landslide monitoring • Combination of several methods and instruments for better understanding of landslide processes • Determination of thresholds and alarm states • Precision, accuracy and repeatability of measurements Dr. Jan Blahut Prof. Michel Jaboyedoff Dr. Benni Thiebes Guest Editors Manuscript Submission Information Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Applied Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI. Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions. Keywords • landslide instrumentation and monitoring • monitoring data analysis • remote sensing • landslide prediction • multi-instrumental data analysis • thresholds • precision • accuracy • repeatability Published Papers This special issue is now open for submission. This Special Issue has been set up at:

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Keine andere Hochwasserkatastrophe in Deutschland verursachte jemals so hohe Schäden wie die Flutkatastrophe im Juli 2021 und seit der Sturmflut in Hamburg vor 60 Jahren führte kein Hochwasser zu so vielen Todesopfern. So einschneidend die Konsequenzen der Ereignisse sind, so wichtig ist es, diese in der Breite aufzuarbeiten, um daraus für zukünftige Ereignisse zu lernen. Zum Jahrestag der Flut veröffentlichte das Deutsche Komitee Katastrophenvorsorge e.V. (DKKV) einen umfassenden Bericht zur Flutkatastrophe 2021. Der Bericht fasst die Ursachen, den Ablauf und die Folgen der Ereignisse zusammen und gibt einen Überblick über die Aufarbeitung von wissenschaftlichen, politischen, operativen und zivilgesellschaftlichen Akteuren. Einen besonderen Stellenwert nehmen erste und übergeordnete Lehren aus der Flut ein.
Various regions in Europe were hit by extreme rainfall from July 12 to 19, 2021 generated by a quasi-stationary atmospheric low pressure system named “Bernd”. The mainly affected areas were two federal states in western Germany and adjacent regions in Belgium. The July flood was the costliest natural disaster in Germany in recent history, with losses in the order of 33 billion euros (USD 40 billion1). At least 189 people died, more than in any other flood in Germany in the past 50 years. Some narrow valleys in the Eifel mountain range were overwhelmed by torrential waters that arose within a span of just a few hours and reached levels never seen before. Extreme destruction due to the flooding, floating debris, bank erosion and deposition occurred. Local traffic infrastructure, power, gas, and water supply as well as the telecommunication networks were damaged and disrupted.
Der dynamische städtische Wirtschaftsraum mit seiner Bevölkerungs- und Infrastrukturdichte unterliegt spezifischen Risiken. Eine adäquate Vorsorge für alle städtischen Bevölkerungsgruppen erfordert eine vernetzte Ausrichtung auf multiple Risiken.

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Benni Thiebes
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About Benni Thiebes
  • I have worked on hazard and risk management with a focus on landslides and early warning systems at Uni Bonn, Uni Vienna, Nanjing Normal Uni and eurac research. I have carried out consultancies for GIZ and UNESCAP. I do some teaching at Uni Bonn and Vienna. At present, I am Managing Director at the German Committee for Disaster Reduction (Deutsches Komitee Katastrophenvorsorge e.V., DKKV).

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