The involvement of key users and stakeholders is vital for the success of LAMPRE. The Stakeholder User Group (SUG) is established with two main objectives:

  1. exposing a qualified audience of existing and potential end users and stakeholders to the results of LAMPRE, thus facilitating the up-take of the project results and
  2. obtaining from the same audience of qualified end users and stakeholders feedback to further improve the quality and usability of the products designed and delivered by LAMPRE.

The Stakeholder User Group (SUG) will comprise organisations in Europe and worldwide, including CPAs, technical and geological surveys, space agencies, image and service providers, including core and downstream services.


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The SUG will be responsible for providing a source of strategic guidance of products development, user take-up and sustainability of products and tools. The SUG has the mandate of advising on products and services specifications during their development, thus to give a significant contribution on take-up assessment.
The SUG will also advise on the general framework, the user interface, and on governance aspects related to the proposed prototype service. A specific task of the project (WP8) consists in evaluating the economic and technologic sustainability of the prototype service, contributing to deciding on appropriate take-up activities.
The research and development activities executed in LAMPRE will be driven by clearly defined user needs and specifications. An explicit task of the SUG will be to determine the suitability of the user needs and specifications proposed in a wider physiographic, geographical and organizational context, to provide feedback, and to suggest correction actions, if necessary.
A task of LAMPRE is to provide procedures for improved image processing, and criteria for evaluating the quality of landslide inventory maps, and landslide susceptibility models and zonations. With regard to this, another task of the SUG will be to examine the rationale for the proposed procedures and criteria, and to evaluate their applicability in different contexts, contributing to enhancing operational capacities of different organizations, and at different scales.
Individual members of the SUG, and their organisations –where applicable – will be asked to contribute to the dissemination of the project results by providing addresses of additional potentially interested users in their respective countries for sending advertising materials and to link the LAMPRE website to their Institutional or personal web-sites.

EGU20137-12 April 2013, Vienna, Austria - LAMPRE partners attended the European Geosciences Union Conference presenting preliminary activities of the LAMPRE project.

LAMPRE-kom-news10-12 March 2013 - Rome, Italy - The LAMPRE kick off meeting will be hold at Dipartimento della Protezione Civile (DPC), one of the project partners, involving the LAMPRE Consortium to start the project activities and define a detailed plan for the first year. The Project Officer of the Research Executive Agency, Florence Béroud will attend the KOM.

WP1 - Project Management

  • Manage the project effectively, ensuring that all objectives are achieved and all deliverables are prepared on time and within budget.
  • Facilitate effective interactions between the Consortium and the REA. Assure the EU will have a clear and accurate vision of project progress and outcomes.

WP2 - User needs and specifications

  • Define credible user needs and realistic specifications for the proposed research to be executed, and then tools, products and services to be delivered.
  • Define needs and specifications for the EO images exploited by the service for the semi-automatic detection and mapping of event landslides.

WP3 - Site characterization and production of geo-databases

  • Select and characterize the project test sites, considering landslide, physiographical, climatic and geographical conditions and diversity.
  • Prepare individual geo-databases for the selected test sites, adopting a common framework and methodology.

WP4 - EO data processing & technical developments

  • Search and procure satellite imagery necessary to prepare landslide inventory maps and other products and analyses.
  • Investigate and perform pre-processing of satellite imagery according to the project specifications, and provide processed images to WP5 and WP6 for image classification and landslide mapping.
  • Report shortcomings in the operational activities of the EO service-processing component.

WP5 - Research and tools for triggered event landslide mapping

  • Execute innovative research aimed at improving the existing capability of exploiting EO data and technology for the semi-automatic detection and mapping of event landslides, in different physiographical and climatic settings.
  • Generate and deliver accurate and high-resolution landslide event, seasonal and multi-temporal landslide inventory maps exploiting VHR and HR satellite optical imagery.
  • Advance the present understanding of the statistics of triggered landslides, for landslide hazard and risk assessment, and for vulnerability and impact evaluations, in different physiographic and climatic regions.
  • Contribute to define standards and best practices for landslide mapping, including the definition of a scheme for ranking the quality of landslide inventory maps.

WP6 - Research and tools for Preparedness / Prevention & for Recovery / Reconstruction

  • Generate and deliver landslide susceptibility maps to assess the spatial probability of landslide occurrence.
  • Prepare and deliver products, including SW, for landslide susceptibility modelling, and the construction of landslide susceptibility scenarios.
  • Contribute to define standards and best practices for landslide susceptibility modelling and zonations.
  • Through Monte-Carlo modelling, prepare and deliver estimates of the potential impact of landslides on transportation networks and built-up areas in support to mitigation and preparedness strategies.
  • Through GIS spatial modelling, prepare and deliver accurate assessment of the impact that event landslides have on transportation networks and built-up areas.
  • Execute innovative and novel research to improve the existing ability to determine and measure the impact that event landslides can have on transportation networks and built-up areas, in different physiographical, climatic and geographical settings.

WP7 - Tools and products validation

  • Validate the event, seasonal and multi-temporal inventory maps in the different study areas.
  • Validate the coarse impact forecasts and the high-resolution impact assessments in the different study areas.
  • Evaluate the general and the specific performance and quality of the obtained products and the proposed prototype pre-operational service.

WP8 - Sustainability and take up

  • Determine the economic sustainability of LAMPRE as a component of a larger (upstream/downstream) service, and encourage its take up by a wide community of users.
  • Understand complementarities between LAMPRE, DORIS and other services in the GMES framework.
  • Explore the possibility/opportunity to establish landslide thematic or regional clusters based on the adoption of LAMPRE tools and products.
  • Protect IPR arising from the project, if any.

WP9 - Dissemination

  • Ensure wide and efficient dissemination of the project results.
  • Expose selected end-users to the results of the project through specific dissemination activities, including dedicated workshops.
  • Promote the project to diverse communities, including education, scientific and technical, industry, CPAs and other potential users, through general outreach activities.

WP10 - Scientific Coordination

  • Monitor and control project progress milestones and outputs, project global critical path and take corrective actions, if needed.
  • Facilitate effective interactions within the partners, between the project team and the service user(s), with the DORIS downstream service.
  • Organize meetings for scientific coordination and monitoring of work-packages (including the participation in scientific decision making bodies such executive committees, scientific advisory boards and steering committees (including travelling related costs).
  • Develop and implement research risk management procedures and quality plans.
  • Prepare the scientific part of the reports and deliverables to be submitted to the EU.
  • Manage conflict resolution relating to technical issues.


Scientific knowledge advancements on landslide phenomena

Advancing the understanding of the vulnerability to landslides of different types of elements at risk. This will include:

  • enhanced frequency-size (area, volume) statistics of landslides and their relationships with the regional physiographical setting
  • an improved understanding of the environmental (morphological, geological, hydrological, of land cover and use) factors – and their short and long term temporal and geographical changes – that control the initiation and development of landslides, caused by different triggers.

Innovative methodologies and related implementation tools

Including geo-processing SW tools, for improved landslide detection and mapping exploiting EO data, and for landslide susceptibility and vulnerability modelling. Statistically based procedures for the accurate detection of event landslides in different physiographic settings will be designed, and tested. Advanced methods based on stereoscopic and pseudo-stereoscopic satellite images for the detection of subtle terrain and land cover changes indicative of slope failures will be explored. This will allow for future automatic recognition of landslides from 3D imagery. Flexible geo-processing SW tools for landslide susceptibility assessment at different geographical scales and adopting different terrain mapping units will be developed, tested and deployed.

General and site specific products

Useful for the vulnerability and impact assessment of landslides including:

  • accurate landslide datasets and related frequency-size statistics,
  • landslide susceptibility models and associated terrain zonations for selected test sites, and
  • landslide impact assessments and scenarios for the selected test sites.


Standards and best practices

For landslide mapping, landslide susceptibility modelling and zonations, and for landslide vulnerability and impact assessments.


A prototype “blue-print” for pre-operational service

Supporting decision making for landslide mitigation and preparedness, and for effective post-event recovery and reconstruction activities.

The 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.

Contact us

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

  • Tel. +39 075 501 4402


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
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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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