10 June 2011, Colloquium “Hangbewegungen – Moderne Fernerkundungs- und Datenanalysemethoden” /
“Landslides - Modern Remote Sensing and Data Analysis Methods”, Munich (Germany)


The colloquium “Landslides – Modern Remote Sensing and Data Analysis Methods”, which will take place at the Technical University Munich, Institute of Engineering Geology, Department of Hydrogeology and Geothermics is the event for scientific knowledge exchange about landslide analysis methods.

Geologic mass movements are among the most significant natural hazards in the Alps. Although in recent years, great progress in the detection, prediction, mitigation and prevention has been made, mass movements in alpine areas still require a high social and economic toll. It is believed that the problems are caused and will be increased by climate change and steadily increasing tourism. Modern terrestrial, airborne or satellite-based remote sensing methods are an important element in the detection and monitoring of landslide hazards as they allow the assessment of large, remote areas and as they can be applied to the other areas, without entering the danger zone. At the workshop, various remote sensing methods are presented and discussed with regard to their contribution in the detection, investigation and management of landslides. Furthermore, modern methods for evaluation of monitoring data are presented, which allow a better assessment of the collected data.

For more information about the colloquium please see http://www.geo.tum.de/ and see the programme.

Andreas Knobloch will give a presentation about “advangeo® - Application of Methods of Artificial Intelligence and GIS to Predict Spatially Distributed Events and Phenomena - Theoretical Background and Applications”.