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Safeland project – Landslide reports

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The EU-funded Safeland Project is a very large, multi-institution research programme designed to develop generic quantitative risk assessment and management tools and strategies for landslides at local, regional, European and societal scales and establish the baseline for the risk associated with landslides in Europe, to improve our ability to forecast landslide hazard and detect hazard and risk zones.

SafeLand is a Large-scale integrating Collaborative research project funded by the The Seventh Framework Programme for research and technological development (FP7) of the European Commission. Thematically the project belongs to Cooperation Theme 6 Environment (including climate change), Sub-Activity 6.1.3 Natural Hazards. The project team composed of 27 institutions from 13 European countries is coordinated by Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI).

Dave Petley, the Wilson Professor of Hazard and Risk in the Department of Geography at Durham University, UK wrote at his great The Landslide Blog that the project website falls into the trap of so many such sites, focusing on a description of the project (which is actually rather mundane on the whole) rather than the findings of the research (which is definitely of interest more widely).  However, hidden away in a corner, well hidden, is a fantastic resource.

This is the reviews and reports that the project has generated, many of which are rather good.  There are multiple documents there, including:

Guidelines: recommended models of landslide triggering processes and run-out to be used in QRA

Recommendations for run out models for use in landslide hazard and risk mapping

Overview of landslide hazard and risk assessment practices

Guidelines for the selection of appropriate remote sensing technologies for monitoring different types of landslides

Guidelines for landslide monitoring and early warning systems in Europe – Design and required technology

 Guidelines for the selection of appropriate remote sensing technologies for monitoring different types of landslides

Guidelines for landslide monitoring and early warning systems in Europe – Design and required technology

Compendium of tested and innovative structural, non-structural and risk-transfer mitigation measures for different landslide types

Toolbox of landslide mitigation measures

Design and testing: a risk communication strategy and a deliberative process for choosing a set of mitigation and prevention measures

 

These are really fantastic resources for anybody researching landslides.  The Landslide Blog points how it seems a great shame that so few people are aware of what is available.

 Safeland for end users

Source: TheLandslideBlog

Featured image: Tumbi Quarry landslide (Credit: TheLandslideBlog)

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