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CNRS. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique


CNRS. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

General description

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique is a government-funded research organization. Two research units will participate: IPGS (Institut de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg) & LIVE (Laboratoire Image, Ville, Environnement). The IPGS research unit comprises ca. 80 researchers with a panel of competences in earth sciences. The team has acquired international experience in seismic & landslide hazard assessments, and geophysics. The LIVE research unit comprises ca. 30 researchers with an expertise in human geography, natural and technological hazards, risk analysis, and geo-informatics.

Key competences and facilities

Applied geology. Earth Observation & GIS. Quantitative hazard & risk assessment methods. Human geography. Organization of EU training schools on natural hazards. Web-GIS. CNRS has extensive field laboratory in the Barcelonette area, and very good connection with local stakeholders.

Key persons

Dr. Jean-Philippe Malet
Dr. Alexandre Remaître

Previous training programs and research

CNRS has been involved in many related projects dealing with research and training, together with many of the other partners in the network, such as FP6 MCRTN “Mountain Risk”; FP7 SAFELAND, FP6 RAMSOIL, FP5 RETINA, FP5 ALARM, Interreg ALCOTRA, Intereg AlpineSpace QuakeNet. International training programmes: ERASMUS Programme in Geomorphology, CoE-FORMOSE 2004, 2006, 2008, Mountain Risks



ESR-03: host
ESR-01: Secondment



Quan Luna, B. , Cepeda, L., Van Westen, C.J., Remaitre, A., Stumpf, A., Malet, J.-P. and Van Asch, T. (2011). Analysis and uncertainty quantification of dynamic run‐out model parameters for landslides. Second World Landslide Forum, 3-7 October, Rome, Italy.
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CNRS, Conference presentation, WP1, 2011-10-08

Razak, K.A., Straatsma, M.W., van Westen, C.J., Malet, J.-P. , de Jong, S.M. (2011). Airborne laser scanning of forested landslides characterization: Terrain model quality and visualization, Geomorphology, Volume 126, Issues 1-2, Pages 186-200
ITC, CNRS, ISI Publications, WP1, 2011-10-08

Travelletti,J. and Malet, J.-P. (2012). Characterization of the 3D geometry of flow-like landslides: A methodology based on the integration of heterogeneous multi-source data. Engineering Geology, Volume 128, 9 March 2012, Pages 30-48
CNRS, ISI Publications, WP1, 2012-10-19

Hussin,H.Y., Quan Luna,B.van Westen,C.J., Christen,M., Malet,J.-P. and van Asch, Th. W. J. (2012) Parameterization of a numerical 2-D debris flow model with entrainment: a case study of the Faucon catchment, Southern French Alps. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 12, 3075-3090
ESR6, ITC, CNRS, ISI Publications, WP1, WP2, WP3, 2012-10-19

Hussin, H.Y., Quan Luna, B., van Westen, C.J., Christen, M., Malet, J.-P. and van Asch, Th.W.J. (2012). Assessing the debris flow run-out frequency of a catchment in the French Alps using a parameterization analysis with the RAMMS numerical run-out model. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 14, EGU2012-12593
ESR6, ITC, CNRS, CNR, Conference presentation, WP3, 2012-10-22

Schlögel R., Torgoev I., De Marneffe C. & Havenith H.B. (2011) Evidence of a changing size-frequency distribution of landslides in the Kyrgyz Tien Shan, Central Asia. Earth surface processes and landforms 36 (12), 1658–1669. DOI: 10,1002/esp.2184
ESR3, CNRS, ISI Publications, WP1, 2012-10-31

Samyn, K., Travelletti, J., Bitri, A., Grandjean, G., Malet, J.-P. (2012). Characterization of a landslide geometry using 3D seismic refraction traveltime tomography: The La Valette landslide case history. Journal of Applied Geophysics 86 , pp. 120-132
CNRS, ISI Publications, WP1, 2012-10-31

Van Den Eeckhaut, M., Hervás, J., Jaedicke, C., Malet, J.-P., Montanarella, L., Nadim, F.(2012). Statistical modelling of Europe-wide landslide susceptibility using limited landslide inventory data. Landslides 9 (3) , pp. 357-369
CNRS, ISI Publications, WP1, 2012-10-31

Bogaard, T.A., Malet, J.-P., Schmittbuhl, J. (2012). Hydrological behaviour of unstable clay-shales slopes: The value of cross-disciplinary and multitechnological research at different scales. Hydrological Processes 26 (14) , pp. 2067-2070
CNRS, TUD, ISI Publications, WP1, 2012-10-31

Travelletti, J., Sailhac, P., Malet, J.-P., Grandjean, G., Ponton, J.(2012). Hydrological response of weathered clay-shale slopes: Water infiltration monitoring with time-lapse electrical resistivity tomography. Hydrological Processes 26 (14) , pp. 2106-2119
CNRS, ISI Publications, WP1, 2012-10-31