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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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/geology/seismology
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/geology
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/physical geography/natural disaster
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

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)

INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France
EU contribution
€ 166 500
Address
Avenue Felix Viallet 46
38031 Grenoble Cedex 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 459 000
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 301 500
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ITASCA CONSULTANTS
France
EU contribution
€ 72 000
Address
64 Chemin Des Mouilles
69130 Ecully Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ITASCA CONSULTING LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 49 500
Address
1 Brassey Road Old Potts Way
SY3 7FA Shrewsbury Shropshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE GRENOBLE ALPES
France
EU contribution
€ 40 500
Address
621, Avenue Centrale
38401 Saint Martin D'heres
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 436 500
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (6)

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE SAN JUAN
Argentina
Address
Mitre 396 E
J5402CWH San Juan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD MAYOR DE SAN SIMON
Bolivia
Address
Avenida Ballivian Esquina Reza 591
N/A Cochabamba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
United States
Address
North Avenue Carnegie Building
30332 0325 Atlanta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TONGJI UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Siping Road 1239
200092 Shangai
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Saudi Arabia
Address
Administration Building 16 Level 4 Room 4206 General Counsels Office
23955 6900 Thuwal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NAZARBAYEV UNIVERSITY
Kazakhstan
Address
Kabanbay Batyr Avenue 53
010000 Astana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments