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Prof. Oliver Korup, PhD


Prof. Oliver Korup, PhD


Campus Golm | Haus 1 | Raum 1.19
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
14476 Potsdam-Golm

Why Study Natural Hazards?

Our main motivation is prediction: we wish to make informed and useful statements about the locations, impacts, magnitudes, and frequencies of natural hazards. Our current work is concerned with the prediction of landslides and their triggers; the impacts of explosive eruptions on steep, forested landscapes; how rivers respond to earthquakes; and the formation and failure of natural dams.

CV Prof. Oliver Korup

Prof. Oliver Korup, PhD


Prof. Oliver Korup, PhD


Campus Golm | Haus 1 | Raum 1.19
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
14476 Potsdam-Golm


Offer for a Bachelor thesis: Glacier lakes in the European Alps

25 Sep 2019: Click here for more information on a Bachelor thesis in our working group, focussing on multi-temporal mapping of glacier lakes in the European Alps from satellite imagery.

Offer for two Master theses: Rock avalanches on glaciers

25 Sep 2019: Click here to see more information for two Master theses, focussing on the detection of large rock slope failures on glaciers in the Himalaya-Karakoram and Coast Mountains of Alaska.

New article: Earthquake ‐ Induced Chains of Geologic Hazards

Click here to learn more about the patterns, mechanisms, and impacts from large earthquakes.

Geohazards @ fieldwork

Four of our group members will work on the flood potential in the Pokhara valley, Nepal, in fall 2019.

New doctor

Aug 12, 2019: Georg Veh defended his doctoral thesis on glacial lake outburst floods in the Himalayas. He will continue as a post-doctoral scientist in the working group Geohazards.

Lisa Luna

New group member

Lisa Luna joined our working group in July 2019 as part of the research training group NatRiskChange. In her PhD, Lisa will focus on improving landslide prediction. Welcome, Lisa!

Our research in PortalWissen

Two of our research projects were recently featured in PortalWissen, the research magazine of UP. Click here to download the issue for free.

Geohazards @ Galileo GC6

Five of our group members were accepted to participate in the EGU Galileo Conference "Perturbations of Earth surface dynamics caused by extreme events" to be held in Kathmandu, fall 2019.


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