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unilogo_bleu_72dpiWelcome on the website of the Risk Analysis group of the University of Lausanne. The group is the former Institute of Geomatics and Risk Analysis. Risk analysis is mainly oriented toward the study of natural and environmental risks and their perception in the society, particularly by studying the phenomena on earth’s surface and atmosphere that induce these risks. The research aims to quantify degradation, alteration and dismantling phenomena in the Alpine chain and other mountainous areas and to analyse the dangers and their impact on society. The teaching of the group turns towards the management of environmental risks and their societal impact.

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News

  • Thesis on risk analysis available for download Pierrick Nicolet defended publicly on the 9th of January his PhD entitled “Quantitative risk analysis for natural hazards at local and regional scales”. The thesis aims at improving the quantification ...
  • Risk group @ EGU 2017 in Vienna The Risk Group participated to the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly in Vienna, Austria, on 17 April to 22 May 2017. This huge meeting brought together 14’496 scientists from 107 countries with ...
  • Michel Jaboyedoff received the DPRI Award 2017 in Kyoto University Michel Jaboyedoff reciveing the DRPI Award from thge director of DPRI Prof. Kaoru Takara (Picture from http://www.dpri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/news_en/9141/) On February 21st, Michel Jaboyedoff received the DPRI Award (Disaster Prevention Research Institute – ...

Hazard news

  • Rockslide in Val Sterm, Graubünden Rockslide on snow in Val Sterm (GR), Switzerland, on 15 March 2016. At 6 PM on 15 March 2016, a 200’000 m3 rockslide occurred in the unoccupied valley Val Sterm near the village ...
  • Large rockfall in Wolhusen River damming by rockfall in Wohlusen (LU), Switzerland, on 11 January 2016. At 3 AM on 11 January 2016, a 5’000 cubic meters rockfall fell from a 50 m height cliff in the ...
  • Bad weather in Graubünden, July 2015 Two severe storms at one day interval have caused damages due to debris flow in Scuol (GR), lower Engadine, at the end of July . During two days of high precipitations in Scuol, ...

Blog

  • Fieldcamp in Barcelonnette 2017 Beginning of June 2017, the field-camp in risk and slope processes for master students took place in the valley of Ubaye, at Barcelonnette (France). During almost two weeks, the students ...
  • HYDRUS CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP, PRAGUE 2017- CZECH REPUBLIC HYDRUS short course and 5th International Conference “Hydrus Software Applications to Subsurface Flow and Contaminant Transport Problems”, 26-30 march 2017, Prague Agnes Kouame, PhD student in the Risk group, attended ...
  • STAY OF DR KOUAME KAN JEAN AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LAUSANNE From 15 to 26 March 2017, Dr. Jean Kouamé visited the risk group at the University of Lausanne to help on the finalization of Amenan Agnès Kouamé’s thesis directed by ...