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Institute for Earth Observation

Institute for Earth Observation

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Glacier melt, storm damage and droughts have become emblematic of climate change. Mountain environments and societies are particularly vulnerable to these changes. At the Institute for Earth Observation we monitor the environmental dynamics of the Earth's surface in mountainous areas with the goal of understanding these changes and developing recommendations for risk management.

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Our researcher is measuring snow depth on the field in Schnalstal Valley (BZ), using a snow probe © Eurac Research - Peter James Zellner/Riccardo Barella
Our researchers are discussing the current snow cover situation in South Tyrol / Alps based on satellite pictures© Eurac Research - Ivo Corrà
Our researcher is taking ground measurements in Matschertal Valley (BZ) to validate the indices derived from the satellite data.© Eurac Research - Mattia Rossi
In the Proslide project, researchers exploit a variety of data sources, such as information derived from laserscanning (see this photograph from Passeiertal Valley), to predict the occurrence of shallow landslides.© Eurac Research - Stefan Steger

& Figures

Staff members
17 with a PhD degree
Ongoing projects
14 with international partners
Assignments (services and consultancies)
2 of them with international agencies
Journal publications
Presentations at scientific conferences

See all Facts & Figures. All data refer to the last issue of the Activity Report.

Research Groups

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Climate and Disaster Risk

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News & Events

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Transboundary Storm Risk and Impact Assessment in Alpine regions

Duration: - Funding: Other EU Funding (EU funding / ...

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Institute's Projects

MAGAZINE Science Stories that Inspire


“Data sustainability is the new frontier of research”

Conversations between disciplines: interview with physicist Claudia Notarnicola and emergency physician Giacomo Strapazzon.


Se ne parla: nel 2100 dimezzati i giorni di neve nelle Alpi

La stampa richiama gli studi del matematico di Eurac Research Michael Matiu