24-31/8/2014 Turtmann Talks, Oberems (Switzerland)

The Turtmann Talks are an annual workshop for geomorphologists working in alpine regions. The workshop is organised by members of the Geomorphological and Environmental Research Group at the Universität Bonn, and this year included members from the Institute of...[mehr]


29/8/2014 Video: Ongoing instability of the Randa rock slope (Switzerland)

Two very large rockfalls in 1991 left an almost 1,000 m high cliff on the western side of the Matter Valley in Southern Switzerland. The valley is one of the most travelled in the Alps as it serves as access to the town of Zermatt and the skifields immediately...[mehr]


04-07/8/2014 Landslide excursion to Valais, Switzerland

Eleven students from Engineering Geology and Environmental Engineering MSc programs joined Kerry Leith for an excursion to study various aspects of construction and hazard assessment in Alpine regions. The trip included visits to a range of environments, including...[mehr]


08/7/2014 CFD model of potential flood due to failure of the Badakshan landslide dam (Afghanistan)

The development of a landslide-dammed lake following the Badakshan tragedy in northern Afghanistan posed a difficult challenge to the already devastated community. The initial landslide events killed more than 350 people, and blocked the main river - creating a...[mehr]


27/6/2014 Announcement for the 7th AK Permafrost Meeting (Ammersee, DE)

We would like to invite you to this year's 7th AK Permafrost Meeting, from the 24 - 26.10.14 in Wartaweil at the Ammersee (30 minutes from Munich). We will hold a 2-day excursion to the Zugspitze immediately prior to the conference (23 - 24.10). Hiermit möchten...[mehr]


09 - 13/06/2014 Landslide mapping field course in the Austrian Alps

The landslide mapping course is provided by the Landslide Research group, and introduces students to geological and geomorphic mapping techniques relevant to landslide hazard identification and civil construction. This year 21 students participated in the 5-day course...[mehr]


05/06/2014 Miloš Marjanović has joined the Landslide Research group to begin a one-year research in landslide monitoring.

Miloš' PhD thesis defended last year was regarding landslide susceptibility assessment and his latest project at Belgrade University (Serbia) involves GNSS and LiDAR landslide monitoring. As a Technical University Foundation Fellowship (TUFF) grant holder he will be joining the...[mehr]


05/06/2014 Initiation of new research to address recent landslide hazards in the Balkan region

Heavy precipitation (over 200 mm in 3 days) caused by cyclone Tamara as it passed through Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia late last month caused unprecedented debris and earth flows in these areas. Entire sections of villages and smaller towns have been...[mehr]


02/06/2014 LfU-project “Georisiken im Klimawandel - Gefahrenhinweiskarte Alpenvorland” started

Lukas Paysen-Petersen has been recruited as a new PhD candidate in the TUM Landslide Research group to work on a new TUM - Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt project “Georisiken im Klimawandel - Gefahrenhinweiskarte Alpenvorland” (Georisks in climate change -...[mehr]


26/05/2014 New special issue of Earth Surface Processes and Landforms available online

The special issue arises from research presented at a recent 'Rockslides, rockfalls, and rock avalanches' session at the annual EGU General Assembly. The special issue was compiled by Michael Krautblatter and Jeffrey Moore (University of Utah), and includes a...[mehr]