Title: Guidelines for Mapping Areas at Risk of Landslides in Europe
Publisher: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities
Publication Year: 2007
JRC N°: JRC42198
ISBN: 978-92-79-08200-9
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 23093 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC42198
DOI: 10.2788/63147
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: In the framework of the EU Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection and the associated Proposal for a Soil Framework Directive, landslides are included as one of the soil threats for which it is necessary to identify the areas at risk in EU member states and implement national mitigation programmes. In this context, this publication presents the results of a meeting of experts from a number of national geological surveys, research institutes and universities in Europe, held at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Italy on 23-24 October 2007, with the main aim to discuss and draft guidelines for mapping areas at risk of landslides in Europe. This volume includes examples of landslide inventories and susceptibility, hazard and risk mapping approaches in France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy and Spain. It also discusses some harmonisation issues and criteria for mapping landslide susceptibility across Europe. In addition, it draws recommendations on a common methodology for landslide susceptibility mapping based on geographically-nested 'Tier' approaches at various scales, from European-wide, small-scale mapping using heuristic methods and readily available data on landslide conditioning and triggering factors, to medium-scale mapping by statistical approaches using also landslide inventory data, and to large-scale susceptibility assessment applying physically-based models in high-risk local areas pinpointed by the previous Tier approaches.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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