In the near future, landslides will be one of the most expensive climate change effects in Austria. However, the reasons for their occurrence and their historical dynamics are poorly understood. This makes assessing future risks for landslides particularly difficult. ILLAS sheds light on the impacts of historic land uses, as well as of changing climatic conditions (past and future) on the likelihood of landslides. Historical land use data and climate records are used in Generalized Additive Models (GAMs) to analyze the effects on different landslides. Results from ILLAS will inform decision makers in spatial planning.
ILLAS is funded by the Austrian Climate Research Panel (ACRP) in the period from April 2017 to September 2019. The project is coordinated by the Austrian Institute of Technology (Philip Leopold). Partners are Universitaet Klagenfurt (Simone Gingrich), Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Helene Petschko) and Joanneum Research (Herwig Proske).