Chair of Landslide Research

In the night between October 25th and 26th 2022 we could detect the detatchment of ca. 300-500 m³ of rock at the Hochvogel with our new deformation camera (Geoprevent). The rock mass fell from an overhanging bank in the steep southwestern wall below…

Are the impacts of climate change evident in our long-term permafrost monitoring in the Kammstollen (Zugspitze)? Watch the new episode "Wie verändern sich die Alpen?" of the br documentary Unkraut to see the answer from Riccardo and his team. See…

At the European Geothermal Congress 2022, Berlin, Dr.-Ing. Georg Stockinger received the Young Scientist award for his thesis on fracture initiation and propagation in the vicinity of the geothermal well Geretsried. The work focuses on both borehole…

Last weekend, Felix and Maike joined the sixth Annual MUnich Earth SciencE (AMÜSE) PhD workshop in Hinterriß, which is funded by the Munich GeoCenter, LMU, and TUM.  AMÜSE 2022 is adressed to PhD students from all sections within the Earth Sciences…

This summer Riccardo and Maike continued our 16-year long-term monitoring series of permafrost evolution in Steintälli (Turtmanntal, Switzerland). Electrical resistivity and seismic refraction measurements along five transects are used to monitor…

On 15 August 2022, four scientists of the Landslide Research Group started into a two-week research stay in Ecuador. After meeting with Dr. Daniel Andrade from the local research partner IG-EPN, the group prepared for field work at Chimborazo…

This week we joined the Inernational Mountain Conference 2022 in Innsbruck. We showed our newest research work on high-alpine geophysics (Maike Offer), long-term monitoring series of our Kammstollen laboratory (Riccardo Scandroglio), and landslide…

This August Saskia had the unique chance to participate in an expedition to Zackenberg Research Station in NE Greenland in cooperation with DTU Copenhagen. The team realised a bundle of geophysical measurements to investigating two retrogressive thaw…

All over July Saskia participated in a scientific expedition to Herschel Island (Yukon, Canada), led by the Alfred Wegener Institute Potsdam. She carried out geoelectrical measurements in retrogressive thaw slumps – giant geomorphological features…

After a malfunction of the rain sensor since a thunderstorm, we used the stable weather and hiked up to the Hochvogel peak to solve the problem. After changing the data logger, the system worked as it should again. It was a successful maintenance…