Sophie MOSSOUX

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Department of Geography
Room F.4.69
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels | Belgium

Phone: 
+32-2-629 33 84

I am a geographer who started a PhD in volcanic risk assessment in 2012. My research focuses on (1) improving existing models for simulating lava flows and developing an open-source plugin for assessing lava flow hazard, (2) using remote sensing techniques to map and assess exposure to volcanic hazards (population and infrastructure) and (3) sensitizing populations at risk to the concept of disaster through the development of a serious game.

My expertise includes:

  • ​Volcanic risk assessment
  • Python programming
  • Lava flow simulation
  • Serious games
  • Urban remote sensing with high-resolution satellite images

HAZAGORA: An educational game to raise awareness about geohazards and disaster risk reduction
PhD project (VUB) | 2013−2016
Co-authors:  Audray Delcamp, Sam Poppe, Caroline Michellier, Frank Canters, Matthieu Kervyn (VUB)

Q-LavHA: A plugin to simulate lava flows
PhD project (VUB) | 2013−2016
Co-authors:  Stefania Bartolini, Sam Poppe, Frank Canters, Matthieu Kervyn (VUB)

Volcano risk assessment around the Karthala (Union of the Comoros)
PhD research (VUB) | 2012−2018
Promoters: Profs. Drs. Matthieu Kervyn, Frank Canters (VUB)

A morphometric characterization of the Limagne Fault activity
Master thesis (UCL) | 2010−2012
Promoters: Profs. Drs. Veerle Vanacker (UCL), Matthieu Kervyn (VUB)

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Mossoux, S., Delcamp, A., Poppe, S., Michellier, C., Canters, F., Kervyn, M. (2016). Hazagora: Will you survive the next disaster? – A serious game to raise awareness about geohazards and disaster risk reduction. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 16: 135−147, doi:10.5194/nhess-16-135-2016.

Mossoux, S., Saey, M., Bartolini, S., Poppe, S., Canters, F., Kervyn, M. (2016). Q-LavHA: A flexible GIS plugin to simulate lava flows. Computers & Geoscience, 97: 98–109, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2016.09.003.

Conference abstracts

2016

Mossoux, S., Kervyn, M., Canters, F. (2016). A methodology to estimate a population in hazardous volcanic areas based on high resolution remotely sensed images. Poster, Young Researchers’ Overseas Day, Belgium, December 2016.

Mossoux, S., Poppe, S., Parent, M., Bartolini, Canters, F., Kervyn, M. (2016). Lava flow hazard map of Karthala volcano produced with Q-LavHA plugin. Oral presentation, Cities on volcanoes 9, Chile, November 2016.

Mossoux, S., Kervyn, M., Canters, F. (2016). Population estimation in hazardous volcanic areas based on high resolution remotely sensed images. Poster, Cities on volcanoes 9, Chile, November 2016.

2015

Mossoux, S., Delcamp, A., Poppe, S., Canters, F., Kervyn, M. (2015). Hazagora: Will you survive the next disaster? – An educational game to raise awareness about geohazards and disaster risk reduction. Oral presentation, Future of Earth-Space Science and Education, Italy, November 2015.

Mossoux, S., Kervyn, M., Canters, F. (2015). Population estimation in hazardous areas based on high resolution remotely sensed images. Poster, Belgian Geography Days, Belgium, November 2015.

Mossoux, S., Bartolini, S., Feltz, A., Poppe, S., Canters, F., Kervyn, M. (2015). Q-LavHA: A Quantum GIS plugin to simulate lava flows. Oral presentation, VeTools, Iceland, September 2015.

Mossoux, S., Bartolini, S., Feltz, A., Poppe, S., Canters, F., Kervyn, M. (2015). Q-LavHA: A Quantum GIS plugin to simulate lava flows. Poster, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Czech Republic, June 2015.

Mossoux, S., Delcamp, A., Poppe, S., Canters, F., Kervyn, M. (2015). Kazan: Will you survive the next disaster? – An educational game to raise awareness about geohazards and disaster risk reduction. Oral presentation, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Czech Republic, June 2015.

2014

Mossoux, S., Delcamp, A., Poppe, S., Canters, F., Kervyn, M. (2014). Kazan: Will you survive the next disaster? – An educational game to raise awareness about geohazards and disaster risk reduction. Poster, Jeunes chercheurs Outre-mer, Belgium, December 2014.

Mossoux, S., Delcamp, A., Poppe, S., Canters, F., Kervyn, M. (2014). Kazan: Will you survive the next disaster? – An educational game to raise awareness about geohazards and disaster risk reduction. Oral presentation, Georisk, Madrid, November 2014.

Mossoux, S., Feltz, A., Bartolini, S., Poppe, S., Canters, F., Kervyn, M. (2014). Q-LavHA: A Quantum GIS plugin to simulate lava flows. Poster, Georisk, Madrid, November 2014.

Mossoux, S., Feltz, A., Poppe, S., Canters, F., Kervyn, M. (2014). Calibration of Q-LavHA, a Quantum GIS plugin for lava flow simulation. Poster, Cities on volcanoes 8, Yogyakarta, September 2014.

Mossoux, S., Feltz, A., Poppe, S., Canters, F., Kervyn, M. (2014). A flexible open-source toolkit for lava flow simulations. Poster, EGU 2014 Conference, Vienna, April 2014.

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