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geohazards and geomechanics

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This proposal aims to bring together the complementary expertise of world leading groups carrying out research on the engineering assessment, prevention and mitigation of geohazards, the main ones being floods, landslides, and earthquakes considering also the effect of climate change and human activity on soil degradation.
To mitigate these disasters it is necessary to improve our understanding of the failures taking place in flood defence embankments, to have better models for a more rational risk assessment of areas prone to flooding, to investigate the geomechanical conditions leading to the onset of landslides more in depth, to model debris flows and mudflows to estimate run-out distances and destructive power of the landslide materials, etc. In other words, prevention, preparedness and mitigation of geohazards rely on sound geo-engineering which requires competences in geomechanics, numerical modelling, constitutive models for soils, hazard zonation and risk assessment.
The goals of this proposal are: i) to investigate the key aspects of major geohazards (floodings, landslides, earthquakes) to bridge the current gaps in knowledge to improve significantly the current capabilities of prevention, preparedness and mitigation by bringing together specialists engaged in cutting edge research; ii) to enable knowledge exchange among experts in complementary research fields; iii) to train several Early Stage Researches (ESRs) to expand their knowledge during their stay at the host institution; iv) to improve the current normative standards and codes ruling geohazard prevention; v) to generate new approaches to the problems dealt with through exposure to different methodologies.

Aufforderung zur Vorschlagseinreichung

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IRSES
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Koordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
Adresse
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
United Kingdom

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Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Stefano Utili (Dr.)
EU-Beitrag
€ 121 800

Beteiligte (6)

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU-Beitrag
€ 37 800
Adresse
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh

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Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Angela Noble (Ms.)
INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
Frankreich
EU-Beitrag
€ 94 500
Adresse
Avenue Felix Viallet 46
38031 Grenoble Cedex 1

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Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Bruno Chareyre (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spanien
EU-Beitrag
€ 138 600
Adresse
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona

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Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Cristina Costa (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO-BICOCCA
Italien
EU-Beitrag
€ 46 200
Adresse
Piazza Dell'ateneo Nuovo 1
20126 Milano

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Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Claudia Galtelli (Dr.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

Beteiligung beendet

United Kingdom
Adresse
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford

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Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Linda Pialek (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Beteiligung beendet

Irland
Adresse
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork

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Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
David O’connell (Dr.)