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GEORESEARCH - YOUR RESEARCH PARTNER

Some problems require creative solutions. These are the problems we at GEORESEARCH are most interested in. Finding visionary solutions to some of the most challenging problems of alpine and urban areas is our aim and dedication. We think interdisciplinary and connect research questions across our three core research areas GEO, CONSTRUCTION and MONITORING-TECHNOLOGIES. By applying methods and techniques of various fields, such as risk management, ‘Building Information Modeling’ (BIM) and remote sensing, we aim to explore and develop innovative as well as efficient solutions for the private and public sector, always in close collaboration with our international competence network.

WORKSHOP Rudolfshütte

AK Permafrost 2018

Rockfalls in high alpine regions, especially in the area of retreating glaciers, are a growing problem. 25 geotechnicians, engineers and scientists met on this subject to discuss influencing factors, trigger mechanisms and the main conclusions for practice. The workshop was carried out as part of the ARGE ALP project "The Influence of Glacier Randkluft Systems on Rockfall" at the Rudolfshütte (Salzburg, Austria) on 18./19. September 2019. Thank you for your participation and constructive contributions!

PROJECT GroWaT RIF

Groundwater recharge and the flow dynamics in aquifers are sensitive to climate change and shifts in the settlement structure. Sustainable groundwater management requires the identification of long-term changes in order to enable appropriate mitigation measures. The project GroWaT (GroundWater Trends) investigates in the county Rif in the state of Salzburg the climatic, hydrogeological and anthropogenic effects on aquifers. Developing a set of modeling scenarios, diverse influencing factors are tested on their sensitivity and quantified regarding their predicted development in the future.

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FIELDWORK Randkluft Ödenwinkelkees

Randkluftbohrung

Successful field mission at the foot of the mighty Eiskögele north face, Hohe Tauern Range! Together with our colleagues from Landesgeologie Salzburg we expanded our rock and ice temperature monitoring inside the randkluft systems of the Ödenwinkelkees glacier. More info on our ArgeAlp project 'CirqueMonHT' is available here...

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NEW InSAR Competence Center

GEORESEARCH goes space! Cutting-edge satellites systematically measure ground motion directly, covering a wide area and with high accuracy in millimeter-range ... Together with our partner TRE ALTAMIRA (https://site.tre-altamira.com/), the world leader in detecting ground motion and deformation from satellite, we founded the InSAR Competence Center. Our common goal is to develop innovative InSAR applications based on cutting-edge technologies.

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NATIONAL PARK HOHE TAUERN Workshop

AK Permafrost 2018

Exciting Workshop regarding Climate Change and its effects on alpine mountains with students from HBLA Ursprung (Salzburg)! Thanks to the National Park Hohe Tauern for the opportunity to contribute as experts.

 Foto: Rosa Sonnberger

TREN A LAS NUBES Award!

The Austrian Chamber of Architects and Consulting Engineers (Oberösterreich and Salzburg) has for the third time published the journal „INGenial“. The journal content includes outstanding projects that deal with special challenges and attract worldwide attention. We are delighted that our project „Tren a la Nubes - Development potentials of an extreme mountain railway" was awarded! Many thanks to DI Gernot Jedlitschka (Geoconsult) for the successful presentation of the project during the award ceremony!

 

Published article in the Oberösterreichischen Nachrichten (Print and Online, only in German).

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CLIMATE CHANGE Workshop

We are always pleased to work together with young people! Climate Change workshop on the topic: "When mountains crumble - permafrost and alpine hazards" within the k.i.d.Z.21-project at the AKG Traunstein.

Foto: Beate Rudkowski

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PROJECT Sattelkar

In high-alpine cirques, climate change-induced permafrost degradation and an increase in liquid precipitation are projected to promote the availability of fresh, unconsolidated sediments. The relevance of cirques as source areas of hazardous mass movements, such as debris flows, is therefore expected to grow significantly. The aim of this project is the establishment of a monitoring system for the Sattelkar cirque and its three neighbouring cirques (Hohe Tauern) to better understand how high-alpine cirques react to climate change.

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KONFERENZ EGU 2019

EGU 2017

From 07.04.2019 - 12.04.2019 the European Geosciences Union (EGU) meets in Vienna (Austria). GEORESEARCH will be involved in two talks and one poster presentations throughout the week ...

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PUBLICATION Socio-economic risk management

Climate change is a global phenomenon that needs to be addressed adequately at community level. The complexity of climate change creates problems, which can only be solved at the local scale level. In some areas climate change may also open up promising opportunities that need to be seized. Take a look at this recent publication, co-authored by GEORESEARCH, to learn about a recent case study from Lienz, East Tyrol. 

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PUBLICATION Permafrost Young Researchers Network

Since 2008 the "Permafrost Young Researchers Network" (PYRN) brings together early-career scientists from all around the world. A recent article, published in 'Polar Record', now describes the development and the role of PYRN in the permafrost community and among other networks of early-career scientists. 

 

 

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TV-DOCUMENTARY Glacier Mass Balancing with UAS Swarms

How can UASs (Unmanned Aerial Systems) be utilized for glacier mass balancing? A film crew accompanied GEORESEARCH during fieldwork at the Ödenwinkelkees (Salzburg) and recorded our UAS swarm in live action

The documentary aired on 22.11.2018 within the magazine "P.M. Wissen" on ServusTV and is available online. 

Many thanks to our project partners Airnail and ISCC (International Security Competence Centre)!

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CONFERENCE AK Permafrost 2018

AK Permafrost 2018

From 30.11. – 2.12.2018 we attended the 10th meeting of the AK Permafrost (Arbeitskreis Permafrost) in Bremerhaven, the largest permafrost meeting of the year in the German-speaking region. GEORESEARCH contributed two presentations and co-organized a workshop for young researchers (PYRN). A visit to the new C-14-laboratory at the AWI (Alfred-Wegener-Institut) in Bremerhaven was one of the meeting's highlights.

DRONE HERO 2018

Drone Hero Europe 2018

At the Commercial UAV Expo Europe (Amsterdam) our project P-SWARM was awarded with the prestigious Drone Hero Europe 2018 prize! Over 20 drone innovations from 13 European countries competed, six reached the finals, and three were eventually crowned: In the start-up category our innovative SWARM-box successfully convinced the jury and took home the award. Many thanks to our partners ISCC (International Security Competence Center) and AIRNAIL for the successful cooperation.

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FIELDWORK Subglacial Drilling at Kitzsteinhorn

Randkluftbohrung

Eleven meters below the glacier surface, under demanding alpine conditions, we successfully drilled a new borehole into the headwall of the Schmiedingerkees glacier

We expect exciting new data on recent glacier retreat, future rockfall hazards and long-term cirque erosion. Many thanks to GEODATA for providing the drilling equipment. More information on our current ÖAW project 'GlacierRocks' is available here...

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PROJECT AlpSenseBench

AlpSenseBench

AlpSenseBench is a one-year benchmark pilot study in four alpine regions (Bavaria, Tyrol, Salzburg, South Tyrol). It investigates high-availability remote sensing systems for early-warning of natural hazards in particularly climate-sensitive alpine regions. Due to its preventive character AlpSenseBech contributes significantly not only towards risk reduction, but also towards cost reduction of climate change related natural hazards. AlpSenseBench aims at the anticipation of natural hazards and the real-time warning of critical objects around infrastructures.

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PROJECT P-SWARM

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P-SWARM is a project aimed at generating photogrammetric data more efficiently by employing multiple drones flying in swarm mode instead of just one. We are currently developing a swarm box, comprising five UASs, for a smart and fast swarm data generating process. It allows for three different acquisition modes and real swarm communication and is adjusted to a DEM in order to ensure a precise flight, even in high alpine and other challenging environments.

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PROJECT Kyrgyz LMEWS

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Radioactive waste and the legacies of uranium mining combined with massive landslides pose tremendous risks to vast areas of Kyrgyzstan and their inhabitants. These risks comprise the potential destruction of radioactive legacies and thus, the mobilisation of radioactive materials through streams and rivers into intensively cultivated agricultural areas. For risk reduction and based on cutting-edge technologies, GEORESEARCH is developing a spatial and temporal scalable landslide monitoring and early warning system (LMEWS) for the Mailuu Suu region. The project’s long-term aim is to increase the safety of Kyrgyz uranium legacy complex sites through optimised monitoring and remediation measures.

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PUBLICATION Glacial Lakes in Austria

Gletscherseen

In the current issue of the internationally renowned scientific journal 'Global and Planetary Change' we present the latest research results on the distribution and formation of glacial lakes in Austria (Project FutureLakes).

 

Citation: Buckel J., Otto J.-C., Prasicek G., Keuschnig M. (2018): Glacial lakes in Austria - Distribution and formation since the Little Ice Age. Global and Planetary Change, Vol. 164, 39-51.

 

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COMPETENCE NETWORK buildingSMART Germany and Austria

EGU 2017

We have been a member of buildingSMART e.V. Germany for almost a year now - from now on GEORESEARCH is also part of the brand new buildingSMART Austria (http://www.buildingsmart.co.at/). As part of the competence network in both countries we will actively contribute to Building Information Modeling and open standards. Our work is centered around BIM for underground construction/tunneling as well as infrastructure. We are looking foreward to constructive discussions and a good cooperation!

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