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Geohazards: Risk Assessment, Mitigation and Prevention

Objective

This proposal 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 step-change 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.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

Address

Kings Gate
Ne1 7ru Newcastle Upon Tyne

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 279 000

Participants (7)

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INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 166 500

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 459 000

UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 301 500

ITASCA CONSULTANTS

France

EU Contribution

€ 72 000

ITASCA CONSULTING LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 49 500

UNIVERSITE GRENOBLE ALPES

France

EU Contribution

€ 40 500

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 436 500

Partners (6)

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UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE SAN JUAN

Argentina

UNIVERSIDAD MAYOR DE SAN SIMON

Bolivia

GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

United States

TONGJI UNIVERSITY

China

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Saudi Arabia

NAZARBAYEV UNIVERSITY

Kazakhstan

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 645665

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2015

  • End date

    31 March 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 146 500

  • EU contribution

    € 1 804 500

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom