THESIS ON MODELS TO DETERMINE THE SUSCEPTIBILITY OF LANSLIDES IN GIPUZKOA

January 7th, 2019

On Thursday, December 20th at 10:30 in the conference room of the Faculty of Letters of the University of the Basque Country, our colleague Txomin Bornaetxea Estela read and defended his thesis titled “Methodological approach for landslide analysis in a regional scale. Data collection, susceptibility models and precipitation thresholds. Application in Gipuzkoa Province (Basque Country)/Lur labainketen analisirako hurbilketa metodologikoa eskala erregionalean. Datuen bilketa, suszeptibilitate modeloak eta euri prezipitazioen atalaseak. Gipuzkoako Lurralde Historikoan aplikatua (Euskal Herria)”. The thesis directors are Iñaki Antigüedad and Orbange Ormaetxea

The thesis is about the experimentation of different methodological approaches for the development of spatial landslide susceptibility models, as well as the calculation of the necessary thresholds for the landslide triggering. Using the Gipuzkoa Province as study area.

The examination board  included Paola Reichenbach and Massimiliano Alvioli from the Istituto di Ricerca per la Protezione Idrogeologica-IRPI of Italia, Gerardo Herrera from Instituto Geológico y Minero de España-IGME, and professors Juan Remondo from the University of Cantabria and Jesus Angel Uriarte of the Basque Country.