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geohazards and geomechanics

Obiettivo

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.

Invito a presentare proposte

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IRSES
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Meccanismo di finanziamento

MC-IRSES - International research staff exchange scheme (IRSES)

Coordinatore

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
Indirizzo
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
United Kingdom
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contributo UE
€ 121 800
Contatto amministrativo
Stefano Utili (Dr.)

Partecipanti (6)

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 37 800
Indirizzo
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Angela Noble (Ms.)
INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
Francia
Contributo UE
€ 94 500
Indirizzo
Avenue Felix Viallet 46
38031 Grenoble Cedex 1
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Bruno Chareyre (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spagna
Contributo UE
€ 138 600
Indirizzo
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Cristina Costa (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO-BICOCCA
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 46 200
Indirizzo
Piazza Dell'ateneo Nuovo 1
20126 Milano
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Claudia Galtelli (Dr.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

Partecipazione conclusa

United Kingdom
Indirizzo
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Linda Pialek (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Partecipazione conclusa

Irlanda
Indirizzo
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
David O’connell (Dr.)