The primary objective of this service will be to equip scientist with advanced tools for simulating landslide dynamics in both subaerial and subaqueous conditions, both as a tool towards simulating the landslide dynamics and its run-out distance, but also for generating tsunamis. This service is part of the candidate Thematic Core Service for tsunami and will be integrated into the Integrated Core Service Data Portal of the European Plate Observing System (EPOS).

The model provides / will provide the following features:

  • Interface for setting landslide material parameters
  • Built in functions for handline landslide remoulding and cascading failure
  • Support for providing initial failure release zones
  • Python script interface
  • Filters for setting up necessary input data such as bathymetry, initial landslide configurations, failure area
  • Planned upgrade – jupyter notebook interface and model distribution via containers
  • Simple tools for processing model outputs will be provided

Figure 1: Example of model output from BingClaw for submarine landslide dynamics, Trænadjupet tsunami ~4000 years BP (Løvholt et al., 2017).

The method is described in the following open access publications:

A preliminary code repository is available at:

Terms and conditions for use is given by CC BY-NC-ND 4.0: