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Mountain geohazards and risk dynamics in a changing world - Vorfinanzierung

Wu Wei, Projektleiter/in
Excellence Planning Grant (WWTF)
Art der Forschung
Angewandte Forschung
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, 2361 Laxenburg, Österreich.
Kontaktperson: Dr. habil. Mechler Reinhard;
Funktion des Projektpartners: Partner
Universität Graz, Universitätsplatz 3, 8010 Graz, Österreich.
Kontaktperson: Univ. Prof. Dr. Mag. Mergili Martin;
Funktion des Projektpartners: Partner
Universität Innsbruck, Hoechsterstrasse 73, A-6020 Innsbruck, Österreich.
Kontaktperson: a.o.Univ-Prof.Dr. Fellin Wolfang;
Funktion des Projektpartners: Partner
Universität Wien, 1010 Wien, Österreich.
Kontaktperson: Univ. Pro.Mag. Dr. Trippl Michaela;
Funktion des Projektpartners: Partner
Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik, Hohe Warte 38, 1190 Wien, Österreich.
Kontaktperson: Mag. Dr. Gobiet Andreas;
Funktion des Projektpartners: Partner
Beteiligte BOKU-Organisationseinheiten
Institut für Alpine Naturgefahren
Institut für Geotechnik
Gefördert durch
Wiener Wissenschafts-, Forschungs- und Technologiefonds (WWTF), Schlickgasse 3/12, 1090 Wien, Österreich
Finanzierung der Vorbereitung für die Einreichung des Projektes: Mountain geohazards and risk dynamics in a changing world (MOZARD)

Within the scope of this proposal, “mountain geohazards” are understood as extremely rapid, gravitationally driven processes which typically occur in mountain areas and are potentially hazardous for society. Such processes are e.g. landslides in the very broad sense of the term, snow avalanches, glacial lake outburst floods, or process chains involving one or more of those phenomena.
Mountain geohazards lead to significant losses of life, public infrastructure, and private property every year, all around the world. Disasters resulting from inadequate risk governance act against the SDGs 3, 9, and 11, among others. Whereas it is well established that societal change along with increased exposure has resulted in increasing losses and disasters, it is unclear to what extend and at what time-scale certain geohazard processes are affected by climate change. An increased understanding of all aspects of mountain geohazards now and in the future, from triggering to process dynamics and societal impact and perception, requires concerted inter- and transdisciplinary efforts and is necessary to inform risk governance and ultimately reduce losses.
Austria is not only a country frequently affected by mountain geohazards, but also having developed a highly active scientific community and a powerful research infrastructure to investigate both the relevant physical processes and their socio-economic consequences. The proposed Cluster of Excellence aims at further strengthening and extending the available expertise and networks, in order to form an even stronger basis for risk governance efforts not only in Austria but also internationally, particularly in the Global South, and to strengthen the role of inter- and transdisciplinary Austrian mountain geohazards research as an international flagship.

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