In developing and emerging countries informal settlements often develop uncontrollably around major cities. In mountainous regions these low-income settlements frequently are situated in areas subject to high landslide risk. An intermediate solution to reduce landslide risk for the inhabitants is the installation of a landslide early warning system. The Infom@Risk project is developing a socially integrated cost-effective landslide early warning system, that specifically addresses the complex spatial and social conditions of informal settlements.
The Inform@Risk research project (2019-2022), which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, plans to develop and implement a socially integrated cost-effective landslide early warning system, that specifically addresses the complex spatial and social conditions of informal settlements. The multidisciplinary project involves landscape architects (Leibniz University Hannover, LUH), geologists (Technical University of Munich, TUM), geotechnical instrumentation experts (AlpGeorisk, AGR), remote sensing experts (German Aerospace Center Oberpfaffenhofen, DLR and Expert Office for Aerial Image Evaluation and Environmental Issues, SLU), and software developers (Technical University Deggendorf, THD).
For further Information please visit:
- the Inform@Risk homepage for a general overview of the project - https://www.bmbf-client.de/projekte/informrisk
- the Inform@Risk documentation wiki for details about the landslide early warning system (in development) - https://www.informatrisk.com
- the Inform@Risk instagram or twitter page for the newest updates - https://www.instagram.com/informatrisk - https://twitter.com/hashtag/informatrisk