Applied landslide mapping field course in Sibratsgfäll (Austria)

The landslide mapping course is provided by the Landslide Research group, and introduces students to geological and geomorphic mapping techniques relevant to landslide hazard identification and civil construction. In addition to that, the students were introduced to a variety of applied investigation methods such as geo-electrical resistivity tomography, structure from motion and deformation analysis using terrestrial laser scanning. This year 25 students participated in the 5-day course (21.-25.5.) which included engineering geological soil and rock description methods, much hiking, plenty of sunshine and delicious stone-baked pizza. Results from the mapping field course will be fed into an advanced GIS course for geologists, and provide practical examples for a theoretical course discussing recognition, investigation, and mitigation measures for landslide hazards.