Projet 663 - Impact, Mechanism, Monitoring of Land Subsidence in Coastal cities

Projet du PICG - réunion en 2019

  • 17-21 September 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

The meeting aims to enhance the scientific understanding of land subsidence in coastal cities, and globally disseminate the knowledge to increase resource-management capabilities for mitigating these phenomena occurring in developed and developing countries alike. Currently, the hazards are under recognized and poorly understood in many developing countries. A preliminary count of almost 80 scientists from Italy, the Netherlands, Indonesia, China, Thailand, Pakistan, Vietnam and Bangladesh will attend the meeting.

The location of the meeting and accommodations will be in Aston Pluit Hotel.

The registration of the meeting will be on 17-18 September.

Courses prepared for students and young professionals will be arranged on September 18th.

On September 19 morning, the project reports and discussion will be carried on.

The project team will report and summarize the project progress in 2019. In addition, the project work plan in 2020 will be identified during the meeting, including the arrangement of annual meeting and field trip in 2020.

On September 19 afternoon, academic symposium on overview of scientific advance on land subsidence will be carried on.

The field trip will be arranged on September 20, including discussion around sea dyke and pumping station. The annual meeting will be closed on September 21.

Bref résumé du projet

Land subsidence, as a global geohazard, not only reduces the flood control capacity in urban areas, but also brings security risk and damage to buildings, roads, bridges, rail transits, flood control walls, underground lines, etc. The impact of land subsidence is especially obvious in coastal cities and proximity to shorelines, such as Shanghai and Jakarta, etc., for their low elevation. It’s important and urgent to carry out measures for the prevention and control of land subsidence.

In this project, we propose a scientific cooperative program between institutions and researchers to develop better understanding of land subsidence at international level, especially the less developed countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. IM2LSC plans to research the Impacts of human activities and sea-level rise, hydro-Mechanism and monitoring methods of Land Subsidence in Coastal cities.

The project results will be transferred to sites in other developing countries, and recommendations will be released to play an effective role in the planning, construction, management and security assurance for different coastal cities.

The co-leaders are from China, Egypt, Italy, Netherlands and Indonesia

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