Impact of Large Landslides in the Mountain


B3. Workpackage description
Workpackage number 1
Objectives and input to workpackage

The geological hazard and risk assessment implies a throughout analysis of instability phenomena, requiring an extensive knowledge of the selected sites, both in terms of physical, geological and geomorphological features and in terms of relationship between natural processes and land uses.

The objectives of this workpackage are:

  1. Logical organisation of historical and technical-scientific material;
  2. Definition of a conceptual model for landslide hazard and risk assessment, based on different specific databases using GIS techniques, through a multidisciplinary approach.

Input to workpackage

The collection of data concerning instability phenomena has to follow a logical outline, which can be subdivided in thematic sections dealing with:

  • Geographical location;
  • Geological, physical-mechanical, geomorphologic, hydrogeological and climatological characteristics of the site;
  • Classification of the instability phenomena;
  • Historical background about previous movements and effects recorded in the considered area;
  • Information about monitoring systems and consolidation/protection measures;
  • Information about infrastructures, buildings and environment which may be affected by landslides phenomena.
Description of work
  • Collection of all the data concerning the instability phenomena, from different sources and experiences (papers, data bases, maps…);
  • Site characterisation through a multidisciplinary approach (from both a geological-physical and socio-economical point of view);
  • Critical and deep analysis of experiences carried out in partners’ countries to define a GIS model;
  • Metadata and quality control processes (the metadata standard documents the characteristics of data so that end-users can determine the data’s fitness for their purpose).
  • D1. Criteria for collection and organisation of all the data related to landslides;
  • D2. report containing short descriptions of the main features/factors identified in the studied areas and determining risk situations. Site characterisation will be represented through detailed maps and specific tables containing alphanumerical data.
  • Milestones and expected result
  • Meeting in order to establish common criteria for data collection and organisation (deliverable D1 available);
  • Data pertaining to all sites have to be collected and organised by each partner;
  • Deliverable 2 available.