Within the project ICG 2, practical assessment of hazard, vulnerability and risk for geohazards is developed. ICG 2 cooperates with the other ICG projects and studies within ICG 2 includes among others:

  • risk assessment for Rock slopes
  • slopes in clays
  • snow avalanches
  • rockslide generated tsunamis.

The project also put emphasis on risk communication and dissemination on risk assessment.

Scientific objectives/subprojects

The project ICG 2 has the following principal objectives:

  • Develop framework for the practical assessment of hazard, vulnerability and risk associated with geohazards
  • Provide tools and examples on how to do the analyses
  • Be at the forefront of actors on risk analysis in the geo-profession.

The ICG 2 project is divided into 5 subprojects, as shown below. Click on each subproject to see to the description.

  1. Framework for risk assessment
  2. Case studies
  3. Hazard zonation, vulnerability and losses
  4. Communication on social aspects
  5. Dissemination on risk assessment

National and international cooperation

  • Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey
  • University of Washington in Seattle, MIT (USA)
  • University of British Columbia in Canada
  • Universities of Bonn and Regensburg in Germany
  • IIT Roorkee and Anna University in India
  • GEO in the Civil Eng. Dept and HKUST in Hong Kong
  • Department of Public Works, Malaysia
  • Several post-docs (Italy, Australia, Canada, USA, Mexico)
  • New EU-project, where ICG to be coordinator (if awarded)

Scientists affiliated to project

PhD candidates

  • NTNU: Maj Gøril Glåmen Bæverfjord
  • Middle East Technical University: Arzu Erener
  • Laval University (2008): Ariane Locat
  • University of Bologna: Marco Ranalli
  • + 2 MSc students from Mathematics Dept. of UiO

Post-docs and guest researchers

  • Dr. Marco Uzielli, Italy
  • Dr. Mark J. Cassidy, Australia
  • Dr. Shaoli Yang, China
  • Dr. Zenon Medina-Centina, USA/Mexico
  • Nick Roberts, Canada