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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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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

  • Ryan Kromer – visiting scientist in the RISK group Ryan Kromer is PhD graduate of Queen’s University and a post doctoral researcher at the Colorado School of Mines. He was a visiting PhD student at the University of Lausanne ...
  • Fieldwork in Barcelonnette during September 2018 François Noël, Teresa Gracchi and Emmanuel Wyser of the Risk Analysis Group (UNIL) went to Barcelonnette (France) from the 23rd to the 27th of September for an amazing experimental work ...
  • 3rd Virtual Geosciences Conference The 3rd Virtual Geosciences Conference took place in Kingston (Ontario) on 22-24 August 2018.  This conference is at the intersection of geomatics, visualization, computer vision, graphics and gaming, as well as virtual ...