Initial Publication Date: March 11, 2020

Webinar: Teaching Landslide Analysis to Undergraduates: Planning for Failure and a Safer Society

Thursday, March 26, 2020

12:00 pm PT | 1:00 pm MT | 2:00 pm CT | 3:00 pm ET


Bobak Karimi (Wilkes University)
Beth Pratt-Sitaula (UNAVCO)

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Webinar Description

How can geoscientists identify and quantify landslide events using remote sensing data? Introduce your undergraduate students to quantitatively analyzing a variety mast wasting signatures in the landscape.

This webinar introduces instructors to Planning for Failure: Landslide Analysis for a Safer Society teaching module from the GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues (GETSI) project. In this module students learn to do geospatial modeling by developing landslide susceptibility maps in ArcMap. They then apply their findings to making mitigation recommendations to reduce societal risk.

Presenter will include insights from teaching this module online.

The module is appropriate for a variety of majors-level Earth and environmental science courses.



GETSI Webinar 03.26.20 Presentation (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 28.2MB Mar26 20)

Webinar Goals

At the end of this webinar, participants will know more about:

  • Teaching landslide analysis using remote sensing data and ArcMap
  • Strategies to engage students in determining landslide hazards and mitigating societal risk
  • How to access the GETSI (GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues) teaching resources