METEOR : landslide hazard report. Report M6.2b/P

Dashwood, C.; Ciurean, R.. 2020 METEOR : landslide hazard report. Report M6.2b/P. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 27pp. (OR/20/073) (Unpublished)

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The objective of this report is to summarise the methodology followed to co-develop landslide susceptibility and hazard assessments for rainfall and earthquake triggered landslides at national level in Nepal, as a key component for multihazard impact assessment. The report is separated into sections outlining the input data (including predisposing factors and data limitations), existing and developed model to assess landslide susceptibility and the expert elicitation undertaken to derive the landslide susceptibility and hazard maps as triggered by seismic and rainfall for Nepal. The final section discusses the limitations of the data and methodology before presenting the output maps. This report (M6.2b/P) describes a specific piece of work conducted by British Geological Survey (BGS) as part of the METEOR (Modelling Exposure Through Earth Observation Routines) project, a 3-year project funded by UK Space Agency through their International Partnership Programme, details of which can be located in the Foreword of the report, the project having completed in 2021. The project aimed to provide an innovative solution to disaster risk reduction, through development of an innovative methodology of creating exposure data from Earth Observation (EO) imagery to identify development patterns throughout a country and provide detailed information when combined with population information. Level 1 exposure was developed for all 47 least developed countries on the OECD DAC list, referred to as ODA least-developed countries in the METEOR documentation, with open access to data and protocols for their development. New national detailed exposure and hazard datasets were also generated for the focus countries of Nepal and Tanzania and the impact of multiple hazards assessed for the countries. Training on product development and potential use for Disaster Risk Reduction was performed within these countries with all data made openly available on data platforms for wider use both within country and worldwide. The METEOR project was led by British Geological Survey (BGS) with collaborative partners Oxford Policy Management Limited (OPM), SSBN Limited, The Disaster Management Department, Office of the Prime Minister – Tanzania (DMD), The Global Earthquake Model Foundation (GEM), The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), ImageCat and the National Society for Earthquake Technology (NSET) – Nepal. The project was broken into collaborative work packages including: Project Management (WP1 – led by BGS), Monitoring and Evaluation (WP2 – led by OPM), EO data for exposure development (WP3 – led by ImageCat), Inputs and Validation (WP4 – led by HOT), Vulnerability and Uncertainty (WP5 - led by GEM), Multiple Hazard Impact (WP6 - led by BGS), Knowledge sharing (WP7 – led by GEM) and Sustainability and capacity building (WP8 – led by ImageCat) with key collaboration throughout by the partners in Nepal (NSET) and Tanzania (DMD).

Item Type: Publication - Report
Funders/Sponsors: British Geological Survey
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed, but not externally peer-reviewed.
Date made live: 09 May 2023 12:27 +0 (UTC)

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