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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

  • Presenting at AGU fall meeting 2016 (12-16 Dec) One of our PHD students , Roya Olyazadeh attended AGU fall meeting 2016 in San Fransisco, USA. AGU Fall meeting is the largest worldwide conference in the geophysics with ...
  • In memoriam Jacques Bechet We have recently published two papers written with our former Master’s student Jacques Bechet who died tragically in a snow avalanches on 28 March, 2015. We dedicate these papers to ...
  • Risk group at the 12th International Symposium on Landslides (ISL) Four persons of the Risk Group participated to the 12th International Symposium on Landslides (ISL) in Napoli, Italy, on 12 to 19 June 2016. We presented one lecture and three orals. All contributions at ...

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

  • New comers in the RISK group A couple of people arrived recently in the group. Cecile d’Almeida, from the University of Grenoble, will spend 5 months with us to do her master thesis on rockfall analysis ...
  • Korbous fieldtrip, Tunisia, November-December 2016 Mariam Ben Hammouda spent two months in Djbel Korbous which is an important relief dominating the south-eastern edge of the Gulf of Tunis (northern Tunisia). This study area presents a special ...
  • VGC 2016 – Bergen, 21-23 September 2016 The second Virtual Geoscience Conference was held in September in Bergen (Norway). Organized by CIPR and the University of Begren, over 100 persons took part to this multidisciplinary conference which ...