Projects & Grants

Internal Grant Competition DGC
START-UP grant

Geohazards in mountains and post-mining landscape: mass movements, floods and contamination
Project IdSGS01/PřF/2022
Main solverMgr. Michal Břežný, Ph.D.
Period1/2022 - 12/2022
ProviderSpecifický VŠ výzkum
AnotationKnowledge of the environment and factors affecting geohazards is essential for safe and sustainable human functioning in the landscape. This also applies to areas that have been altered by humans, which is the case in post-mining landscapes. Equally important is the use of correct and sufficiently accurate methods that we use in geohazard research. Our project can be divided into two basic modules. The first module focuses on the study of specific geohazards such as large landslides, rock avalanches, but also heap contamination. The second module focuses on the development of procedures, methods and tools for better and more accurate study of potential geohazards. The project has four main objectives: (i) to deepen the understanding of the processes and factors that lead to the transformation of deep-seated gravitational mass movements to catastrophic rock avalanches and rock-falls, (ii) to develop a set of new procedures and methods for the assessment of shallow creep movements and to validate them at specific sites, (iii) to develop and validate underwater control points for multibeam bathymetry with the Kongsberg Geoswath 4R sonar, and (iv) to analyse the substrate of heaps with a focus on heavy metals.