OASYS — Integrated Optimization of Landslide Alert Systems

  • H. Kahmen
  • W. Niemeier
Conference paper
Part of the International Association of Geodesy Symposia book series (IAG SYMPOSIA, volume 128)


In the past there has been a wide range of research work on landslides. However, most of this research has been carried out by a single discipline such as geology or geodesy. Therefore an international and interdisciplinary project was started. The proponents of the project, sponsored by the European Union, believe that a multidisciplinary integration of different methods has the greatest potential for substantial progress in natural hazards management. The goal of the project is the development of methods that allow: The detection of potential landslides, an efficient and continuous observation of critical areas, the derivation of real time information about actual risks.

This can be achieved by three steps:
  1. Detecting of potential landslides by large scale monitoring.

  2. Detecting of taking-off-domains by local scale monitoring.

  3. Impact and risk assessment and development for strategies for alert systems.



Natural hazards landslides alert systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Kahmen
    • 1
  • W. Niemeier
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics, Department of Applied and Engineering GeodesyVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria
  2. 2.Institute of Geodesy and PhotogrammetryUniversity of Technology BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany

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