Research approach & Work packages

The project is organized in 4 work-packages:

  • WP1 is dedicated to Risk management and governance modes
  • WP2 deals with the problem of acquiring, processing and modeling some heterogeneous data sets coming from different sources (human and instrumental data) for characterizing and understanding complex systems
  • WP3 focuses on the development of innovative approaches for multifactorial risk assessment and decision-making support for active risk/disaster mitigation, post-disaster response and disaster recovery
  • WP4 is dedicated to the design of a proposal for a future world-class Risk Institute in Grenoble

The following field sites will federate the research studies: The Alpine Area: Grenoble basin (impacts of floods and landslides, #T2, #T9) with a support of AURG (Urban Planning Agency of Grenoble area,, Harmalière landslide site (#T3, #T6), alpine cryosphere /glaciers (Vanoise, #T5, #P2) with emergent hazards –Peru (#T10) - Haiti (#T11, #P3) - Nepal (#T8, #P3) - Lebanon (Beirut, #T7, #M3) for earthquakes. Appendix 1 provides a rationale analysis of the local and international partnerships.

The four foreign sites have been chosen for the scientific opportunities that they offer in seismic risk management. The sacred valley in Peru (#T10) allows archeological sites to be used as valuable markers for paleoseismicity and risk studies, including local resilience; Haiti (#T11) and Nepal (#T8) are two countries recently affected by strong and destroying earthquakes and the research will be focused on the resilience and strategy in post-disaster reconstruction projects in two different contexts. Finally, Beirut (Lebanon) is a megapole strongly at risk (#T7), where the numerous collected data allow modeling of living-risk situations, including the impact of individual behavior on fatalities. More prospectively, the Mekong Delta megalopolis area in Vietnam through possible collaborations with CARE international lab (Centre Asiatique de Recherche sur l’Eau) prone to increasing flooding hazards might be considered in the future.

Work-Package Risk