Project overview

Taiwan Landslide Taiwan LandslideThe FP7 LAMPRE project proposes to execute innovative research and technological developments to increase GMES limited operational capacity to cope with triggered landslide events and their consequences, in Europe and elsewhere. LAMPRE will enhance landslide risk mitigation/preparedness efforts and post-event-landslide recovery and reconstruction activities, in highly vulnerable geographic and geologic regions. The project improves the ability to detect/map landslides, assess/forecast the impact of triggered landslide events on vulnerable elements, and model landscape changes caused by slope failures.





These goals are achieved by:

  • researching and developing new techniques and products to dynamically integrate satellite/airborne imagery,
  • designing and using intelligent image processing techniques,
  • modelling landslide-infrastructure interactions using advanced numerical modelling and ground based thematic information, and
  • proposing standards for landslide mapping, susceptibility zonation and image processing.

Products of LAMPRE, including geo-processing tools, landslide inventory/susceptibility maps, vulnerability/impact assessments, and standards and best practices, will be beneficial to Civil Protection authorities, environmental, agricultural and forestry agencies, organizations managing transportation networks, and Emergency Response and Land Monitoring GMES services.

Results of LAMPRE will be relevant to the EU strategy for the prevention, preparedness and response to natural hazards, and the protection of people, property, infrastructures and the environment, to implement the EU Soil Thematic Strategy, and to the design of novel GMES landslide services based on images taken by the ESA Sentinel-2 satellites.

To facilitate up take by users and cross boundary cooperation, LAMPRE will test products and services in a range of physiographical and geographical regions, and will use the advice of a specific international stakeholder user group (SUG). 


  1. Foster scientific knowledge on landslide phenomena
  2. Research and advance understanding on vulnerability to landslides
  3. Exploit and develop existing EO imagery to prepare event, seasonal and multi-temporal landslide maps
  4. Research and improve regional landslide susceptibility assessment models
  5. Investigate and advance numerical modelling to forecast landslide impact, and to design landslide impact scenarios
  6. Study and develop geo-information processing tools for preparedness and for recovery
  7. Develop and define standards for production and validation of landslide inventory and susceptibility maps
  8. Design blue-print for prototype pre-operational service with business model
  9. Examine and enhance the operational capacity of GMES core and downstream services
  10. Research and interact with stakeholders to provide definitions of specifications for operational services and service providers
  11. Research, develop and improve CPA response capacity through products for preparedness/mitigation & recovery/reconstruction phases

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Contact us

Fausto Guzzetti 
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Istituto di Ricerca per la Protezione Idrogeologica

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GA n°: 312384
Project type: Small collaborative project
Start date: 01/03/2013
Duration: 24 months
Total budget: 2,488 mln. €
EC funding: 1,964 mln. €
Total effort in person-month: 284
Other info: Visit CORDIS



The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement nº 312384. LAMPRE is managed by the Research Executive Agency (REA)

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