CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN
Avalanche studies and model validation in Europe

Avalanche studies and model validation in Europe

Objective

The SATSIE project will contribute to sustainable development in Europe's mountain regions through (i) substantially improved tools for hazard mapping, (ii) design criteria for protection dams and (iii) low-cost radar systems for monitoring and managing avalanche hazard in critical locations. The emphasis is on improving the physical basis of dynamical avalanche models, in particular on modelling the flow regimes and the rates of snow entrainment and suspension. Experiments are carried out at full-scale avalanche test sites and in laboratory chutes. Previously developed impact models will be validated through measurements at full-scale dams. For research and monitoring purposes, novel sensors measuring important parameters inside the flowing avalanche are developed. Intensive collaboration between partners and dissemination of results through handbooks and courses will bring increased competence to all countries concerned by avalanches.

Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

Coordinator

NORWEGIAN GEOTECHNICAL INSTITUTE

Address

Sognsveien 72
0806 Oslo

Norway

Administrative Contact

Knut ANDERSEN (Dr)

Participants (7)

Sort alphabetically

Expand all

CENTRE NATIONAL DU MACHINISME AGRICOLE, DU GENIE RURAL, DES EAUX ET DES FORETS

France

FEDERAL RESEARCH AND TRAINING CENTRE FOR FORESTS, NATURAL HAZARDS AND LANDSCAPE

Austria

GRAZ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Austria

ICELANDIC METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE

Iceland

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS.

United Kingdom

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVG1-CT-2002-00059

  • Start date

    1 October 2002

  • End date

    31 May 2006

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 972 275

  • EU contribution

    € 1 231 680

Coordinated by:

NORWEGIAN GEOTECHNICAL INSTITUTE

Norway