Funded by
  • European Commission
Duration 36 months from 01/05/2009 to 30/04/2012

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The SAFELAND project, coordinated by NGI (Norvegian Geotechnical Institute) will develop instruments for the evaluation and management of the risks caused by local, regional and European landslides in order to mitigate the damages and evaluate the areas with more risk by considering the ongoing climate change.

CMCC RoleTop

CMCC works for this project through the ISC (Impacts on Soil and Coast)  division. The ISC division, participates (with the CIRA) to the WP3 where the climate scenarios with a regional scale will be developed for those areas with major risk of landscapes and it also participates to WP4 where short-term meteorological models and models of air stability will be defined and used for the study and forecast of landslides.

Expected resultsTop

The project will develop an instrument to help the decision-making  processes connected to the prevention and management of landslides by identifing, according to the expected climate change, the European areas with major risks.

ActivityTop
  • Regional climate scenarios processing with high resolution by using the COSMO-CLM model
  • Parameterization and development of the non-hydrostatic Cosmo – Lokal Model with a limited  area
  • Implementation of the meteo-frane modelling chain and use on selected test case
PartnersTop
  • International Center for Geohazards Norwegian Geotechnical Institute
  • AMRA - Analisi e Monitoraggio del Rischio Ambientale
  • BRGM - Bureau de recherche géologiques et minières
  • Università degli studi di Firenze
  • JRC - Joint Research Center
  • Fundación Agustin de Betancourt
  • Università degli studi di Milano - Bicocca
  • CMCC - Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change
  • Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zurich
  • Université de Lausanne
  • C.S.G. - Centro Servizi di Geoingegneria
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
  • Geologische Bundesanstalt
  • Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • TRL Limited
  • Geological Institute of Romanian
  • Geological Survey of Slovenia
  • IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
  • Aristotele University of Thessaloniki
  • Max - Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften
  • Studio Geotecnico Italiano Srl
  • University of Salerno
  • International Institute for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation - United Nations University
  • KCL - King's College London