Work Packages

WP1: Monitoring, characterizing and mapping of natural hazards


  1. To improve the understanding of geohazards (landslides, flooding, debris flow, etc.) initiation through advanced data acquisition technologies, enabling more systematic classification and mapping.

  2. To promote transfer of knowledge between experimentation, numerical and constitutive modelling related to the onset of failure in the ground.

WP2: Advanced constitutive modelling of geomaterials (soils and rocks)


  1. To compare the quality of their constitutive models towards mutually agreed benchmarks so that the best models will be identified in terms of simplicity and completeness.

  2. To include the new knowledge gathered in WP 1 on the mechanisms leading to ground failure in improved constitutive models.

  3. To enable transfer of knowledge from research to the private sector by favoring the implementation of the constitutive models accounting for the latest findings on the onset of failure mechanisms in the ground into the software produced by ITASCA and ARUP.

WP3: Water driven geohazards: Climate impacts on flood and coastal erosion infrastructure


  1. To exchange knowledge on the typical composition of flood defense embankments and earth dams.

  2. To establish a research collaboration concerning predictive modelling of breach development in flood defense embankments and flooding scenarios at the catchment scale.

  3. Integrate with WP1 to deliver an enhanced live warning system through integration of forecast system and risk map.

WP4: Gravity driven geohazards: Landslides, debris flows, rock avalanches


  1. Identify benchmark cases and scenarios of typical landslides, avalanches and debris flows size of the volume involved, typical run-out distance .

  2. To improve the current methodologies used in the generation of landslide susceptibility and hazard maps.

WP5: Earthquake driven geohazards


  1. To refine current constitutive models of soil behavior in the light of the experimental data available .

  2. Investigate the causes of liquefaction .

  3. Improve the current modelling and monitoring methods for earthquakes.

WP6: Community-focused risk management and resilient building


  1. To assess community resilience, understand risk perception, lay knowledge and their potential for integration with expert science in improved local risk communication practice.

  2. To characterize communities and their behaviors for geohazards modelling and to perform risk assessment.

WP7: Training activities


  1. To train undergraduate and graduate students by means of seminar and lectures at the academic Partners (all participants).

WP8: Management of researchers’ exchange


  1. Effective management of the exchange of researchers.

WP9: Dissemination of the research outcomes


  1. To disseminate the generated science to the scientific community.

  2. To disseminate research results and best practice to the wider research and innovation community.

  3. To disseminate research results and best practice to the potential users.

WP10: Communication of the research outcomes and outreach activities


  1. To communicate timely, effectively and in lay terms, the new findings of the undertaken research to the public at large and to highlight the implications in terms of new best practice and any potential new regulation.

This project is funded by European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) under grant agreement No 778360)