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AvaRange | Understanding the Flow Mobility of Avalanches - Cooperation for Researching Avalanches

In-flow data with high precision in real avalanche scenarios are the product of the cooperative project of BFW Institute for Natural Hazards Innsbruck, TU Berlin and University of Innsbruck. This...

Unit for Snow & Avalanches
Karl Kleemayr

Obituary Dr. Karl Kleemayr - Obituary

The staff of BFW, especially the Institute of Natural Hazards, mourns the loss of their friend, colleague and head of department Dr. Karl Kleemayr, who passed away much too early...

Department for Natural Hazards
Runoff in the mountain region

Code of Practice for the Assessment of Surface Runoff Coefficients - Compendium

The first BFW “Code of Practice for the Assessment of Surface Runoff Coefficients for Alpine Soil/Vegetation Complexes in Torrential Rain” has been published in 2004 (in German language). The Interreg-South...

Unit for Torrent Processes & Hydrology
Man sitting and held a drone in his hand

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for testing torrent and avalanche control measurers - BAUWEKA

Using UAVs are cost efficient, flexible and multifunctional ways to create geodata. The so-called drones are operating today in the fields of mechatronic, aircraft industry, navigation and software development after...

Unit for Snow & Avalanches

Exploring ICT solutions for snow and avalanche assessments - Report

The motivation for this exploratory study came from the observed increasing demand for up-to-date information on snow conditions and avalanches in decision-making processes. In the context of ICT4snow the technical...

Unit for Snow & Avalanches

„Avalanche training courses are the new highrisk sports“ - Conference

A presenter on day 5 of ISSW2018 put forward this bold statement. Day 5 was dedicated to avalanche training and rescue. Many presentations highlighted that self-reflection is required in each...

Unit for Snow & Avalanches

Development of ecosystem-based approaches for the support of risk management activities in connection with natural hazards and climate change - GreenRisk4Alps

GreenRisk4Alps will establish, test and implement new forestry and ecosystem-based management in the Alpine region. Integrated user-tailored and territorially specific risk management systems for natural hazards such as rock fall,...

Department for Natural Hazards