European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2022: parallel session convened by CNR IRPI staff

Next European Geosciences Union – EGU – General Assembly will be held in Vienna, April 3-8, 2022. The EGU General Assembly 2022 brings together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career scientists, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.

The session convende by researchers of CNR IRPI, in collabration with scientists of different Istitutions from various countries, is entitled Novel data, methods and applications in Geomorphometry. Geomorphometry, a science of quantitative land surface analysis, gathers various mathematical, statistical and image processing techniques to quantify morphological, hydrological, ecological and other aspects of a land surface. The typical input to geomorphometric analysis is a square-grid representation of the land surface: a digital elevation model (DEM) or one of its derivatives. DEMs provide the backbone for many studies in Geo sciences, hydrology, land use planning and management, Earth observation and natural hazards.

The session is aimed at gathering contributions in the following main topics:

1 – Compromises between the use of global DEMs at 1-3 arc second, ~30-90 m grid spacing, and local LiDAR/structure from motion (SFM) elevation models at 1 m or finer grid spacing. We would like to investigate the tradeoff between the employment of the two kinds of data, and applications which can benefit from data at both (local and global) scales.

2 – New analytical methods and advanced geo-computation techniques, necessary to cope with diverse application contexts. We aim at investigating new methods of analysis and advanced geo-computation techniques, including high-performance and parallel computing implementations of specific approaches.

3 – Commercial anmd industrial applications of DEM data and of geomorphometric techniques. We would like to survey and investigate professional, commercial and industrial applications, including software packages, from small enterprises to large companies, to ascertain how academic researchers and industry can work together.

Details on the session at EGU 22 are available here:
The latest topical Geomorphometry conference:
Contacts: Massimiliano Alvioli (massimiliano.alvioli [AT]