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The Austrian Research centre for Forests is a well known partner in international projects. The federal institution aims for an enhancement of multidisciplinary research, education across borders and holistic approaches to address today’s forestry challenges and needs.

bDFA - beyond-dense-flow-avalanches

The main goal of this project is to test, extend and apply existing dense and powder avalanche dynamic models, to predict the destructive force of avalanches beyond the dense flow regime. The research outcomes will relate directly to hazard zoning and the design of mitigation measures. The project brings together research groups from Austria and Switzerland.
Partners University of Innsbruck Division of Geotechnical and Tunnel Engineering, WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research Switzerland, Austrian Service for Torrent and Avalanche Control
Sponsor Austrian Academy of Sciences
Contact Jan-Thomas Fischer, Department of Natural Hazards


C3S-ISLS: Climate induced system status changes at slopes and their impact on shallow landslide susceptibility

C3S-ISLS investigates shallow landslides under changing climate conditions on mountain slopes in Austria. Aim of the project is to compare past landslide events, extracted from archives and remote sensing sources, with meteorological data to identify weather situations with high probability of landslide occurrence. The project will develop open source tools for highly automated data processing and a comprehensible database on climate impact on shallow landslide susceptibility.
Duration 01.04.2013 - 31.05.2017
Partners University of Innsbruck, University of Natural Resources and Applied Sciences Vienna, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Sponsor ACRP Austrian Climate Research Program
Contact Frank Perzl, Department of Natural Hazards


MUMOLADE - Multiscaling of Landslides and Debris Flows

The overarching aim of the MUMOLADE project is to provide high quality training to a group of young researchers, contributing to the development of a new generation of multidisciplinary researchers able to work in the challenging field of advanced computational modelling of landslides and debris flows.

Duration 01.01.2012 - 31.05.2016
Partners University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria; Institute of geotechnical engineering (AT); Int. Centre for Numerical Methods in Eng. (CIM), Spain; Technical University of Darmstadt (TUD), Germany
Sponsor FP7-People-2011-ITN (Initial Training Networks)
Contact Jan-Thomas Fischer, Department of Natural Hazards



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