Natural Hazards

Research projects

Research projects

Here you will find information about our current and completed projects.

Prof. Oliver Korup, PhD

Head

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

Head

Prof. Oliver Korup, PhD

 

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

News

Image source: Elisabeth Schönfeldt

Fieldwork in Pokhara, Nepal

Oct 28: Our member Melanie Fischer is assessing flood risk for Nepal's second largest city Pokhara. Georg and Elisabeth (who has taken this image) help her to measure the geometry of the Seti river.

Disturbance-ecogeomorphic research across continents

Christian Mohr attended the 2019 Coastal Rainforest Margin Research Network workshop held in Juneau initiating new collaborations with CU Denver and U Washington.

Photo by Georg Veh

Geohazards @ Galileo Conference on extreme geomorphological events, Nepal

Oct 14-19: Five of us joined a conference focusing on perturbations of the earth surface by extreme events. The field trip led us to the catastrophic consequences from the 2015 Ghorka earthquake.

Opportunities for Bachelor's and Master's projects in our working group

Image source: Google Earth

Bachelor thesis: Glacier lakes in the European Alps

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

https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/07/03/lamplugh-glacier-rock-avalanche-1/

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.

Bachelor or Master thesis: Conquering Mount Everest

28 Oct, 2019: We offer a Bachelor's or Master's project to systematically explore incidents during high altitude mountaineering in the Himalayas associated with natural hazards.


Research topic

Research topic

Find out more about the research topics of the working group.

Research projects

Research projects

Here you will find information about our current and completed projects.