News:

Our research was featured in Jornal da USP
[publication]: Paper published in the Bulletin of Geodetic Sciences
[publication]: Paper published in Remote Sensing
[publication]: Paper published in the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing
[publication]: Paper published in Landslides
[publication]: Paper published in the Brazilian Journal of Geology
[publication]: Paper published in Geosciences
[publication]: Paper published in Natural Hazards
[publication]: Paper presented at the XIII International Symposium on Landslides

 

About:

Landslides are common geological phenomena in high-relief areas, occurring across a range of spatial and temporal scales, and are considered the main erosive process in the geomorphological evolution of such areas.

When occurring close to inhabited zones their destructive effects cannot be underestimated, as well as their capacity to modify the landscape and the huge amount of debris carried to streams and rivers, which may impact water distribution and the environment.

We have a continuous interest in landslides, with students working on their characterization from a morphological point of view with high-resolution DTMs, recognition and mapping with orbital mutispectral imagery, and evaluating the risk imposed by such events to urban settlements.
   

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3D model of a landslide-risk area close to an urban area (made with UAV data)
   

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3D models of a small landslide - left: terrestrial LiDAR; right: UAV data

   

Spammers:

Amanda Mendes de Sousa (MSc) - Monitoring landslide susceptibility: using UAVs to generate 3D models for slope stability analysis in urban areas

Guilherme Pereira Bento Garcia (PhD) - Detection and monitoring of landslides on natural slopes from integrated application of multispectral images and high-resolution elevation models

Helen Cristina Dias (PhD) - Analysis of manual and semi-automatic shallow landslides inventories and its suitability in predictive models

Rebeca Durço Coelho (PhD) - Study of Morphometry and Geotechnical Properties in Landslides Deflagration

Lucas Pedrosa Soares (MSc) - Automatic segmentation of landslide scars in remote sensing imagery with deep learning

Luiz Fernando dos Santos (MSc 2017-2020) - Application of High-resolution Digital Terrain Models in slope stability and mass movement analysis

Francesco Barale (undergrad 2019) - Modelling of a small landslide with Terrstrial Laser Scanner.

Elton Barbosa Gomes (undergrad 2018) - Stability analysis of mass movement-prone areas based on High-resolution Digital Terrain Models

Vitor Batista dos Santos (undergrad 2018) - Analysis and 3D modelling of landslides by terrestrial LiDAR and Structure-from-Motion

   

Grants:

FAPESP #2019/26568-0 - High-Resolution Remote Sensing, Deep Learning and Geomorphometry in Analyses of Mass Movements and Geological Risk.

CNPq #423481/2018-5. - UAV-based high-resolution imaging in geological, geomorphological and environmental analysis.

FAPESP #2016/06628-0 - Application of high-resolution digital elevation models in geology and geomorphology.

   

Collabs:

IPT – Institute for Technological Research

Z_GIS - Centre of Competence for Geoinformatics (Un. Salzburg)

Geomorphometry & Hydrogeomatics Research Group (Un. Guelph)