LEWIS

ABSTRACT

A Landslide Early Warning Integrated System (LEWIS) was built during a multi-million Euro research project of the same name. Fifteen research institutes, universities and regional authorities took part in LEWIS. Their approach focused on incorporating and exploiting Earth Observation (EO) data. An important part of the research involved analysing EO data for sites where ground-based instrumentation was available for comparison.

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

PALMA BLONDA

DATA SHEET

   TYPE AND DATE
   NATIONAL PROJECT
   STARTING DATE – 1/3/2002
   ENDING DATE – 31/8/2005

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SUMMARY

The LEWIS project is focused on landslide warning, hazard assessment and mitigation. The main objective of the LEWIS project is the development of a prototype landslide warning service to the citizen based on the use of earth observation data. Through the application of models and methodologies and through the integration of remotely sensed data, it intends to detect significant surface changes which are taking place on landslide susceptible slopes. LEWIS, through its emphasis on EO (Earth Observation) data for the detection of ground surface changes will provide a landslide warning system devoted to all users interested in monitoring and prevention of potential natural disasters such as Public Administrations, insurance companies and scientific centres. LEWIS will directly contributes to the planning process at each level through the realisation of data products which can be used locally and networked to all levels of end-user for appropriate decision making.

 

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SOURCE OF FOUNDING

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