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Durham University

Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience

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A New Method for Large-Scale Landslide Classification from Satellite Radar

IHRR PhD student Katy Burrows has co-authored a paper recently published in Remote Sensing Journal.

The article expands on the new automated method of using satellite radar imagery to identify triggered landslides following an earthquake. This new method is more accurate than existing radar methods and can generate information on landslides quicker than congenital methods that draws on optical imagery. You can read the article here

(14 Aug 2019)


Empowering Women in Disaster Risk Reduction

IHRR Assistant Professor (Research) Dr Hanna Ruszczyk has led a project that has given women in Nepal a voice in how to reduce risks within their neighbourhoods. The National Society of Earthquake Technology, with the support of Durham researchers, have educated and trained more than 60 women in urban and rural areas of the Kathmandu Valley.

Learn more about Hanna’s work here.

(14 Aug 2019)