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Geohazards: Risk Assessment, Mitigation and Prevention

Project Leader
Wu Wei, BOKU Project Leader
Horizon 2020 - Excellent Science - Marie S. Curie - Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)
EU-Project Instruments
Marie Curie
Type of Research
Basic Research
Project partners
Applied Seismology Consultants Ltd, United Kingdom.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Georgia Institute of Technology, United States (USA).
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Institut polytechnique de grenoble, Avenue Felix Viallet 46, 38031 Grenoble Cedex 1, France.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
ITASCA Consultants GmbH, Germany.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
National University of San Juan, San Juan, Argentina.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Technical University of Catalonia, C/ Gran Capità, 2-4. Edifici NEXUS 102-106, 08034 Barcelona, Spain.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Universidad Mayor de San Simon Facultad de Ciencias de Agricolas y Pecuarias, Casilla 4894, Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
University of Tongji, China.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
University of Warwick_x000D_, CV4 7AL Warwick, United Kingdom.
Function of the Project Partner: Koordinator
Acharya Madhu Sudan, Project Staff (bis 28.01.2021)
Idinger Gregor, Project Staff (bis 25.04.2017)
Lin Jia, Project Staff (bis 14.11.2019)
Xu Guofang, Project Staff (bis 31.12.2016)
Cabrera Cabrera Miguel Angel, Project Staff (bis 25.04.2017)
Veenhof Rick, Project Staff (bis 01.02.2022)
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Geotechnical Engineering
Funded by
Commission of the European Communities, Rue de la Loi, Brussels, European Union
This project aims to provide a step change in terms of our capacity to assess and predict risks due to geohazards (landslides and rock slides, earthquakes, floods). This is necessary in order to make
built environments and infrastructures resilient to the increasing threat of natural hazards due to the expanding size of European cities and urban centres, increased use of infrastructure, and the effect of increased climatic variations. To achieve this we will bring together the complementary expertise of world leading academic groups in geotechnical, geoenvironmental and seismic engineering, soil and rock mechanics, seismology, hydrology, geology together with private Engineering software companies.
The goals of this proposal are: i) to investigate the key physical-mechanical aspects of major geohazards (landslides, earthquakes, floods) with a multi-disciplinary approach in order to bridge the current gaps in knowledge and enable a stepchange in the current capabilities of risk assessment, prevention, and mitigation; ii) to
generate new approaches to predicting geohazards by creating an international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral group which will combine existing knowledge to generate new research methodologies and applications by enabling knowledge exchange among researchers
with expertise in complementary research fields; iii) to train several Early Stage Researches (ESRs) during their stay at the host Institution who will form the next generation of researchers for academic and industrial applications; iv) to improve the current normative standards and codes ruling geohazard prevention; v) to provide a competitive edge to European engineering software companies modelling geohazards.
Building physics; Structural engineering;
Geohazards; Risk Assessment;
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