The Consolidated Research Group on Surface Processes of the Universitat de Barcelona became RISKNAT in year 2001
WHAT IS RISKNAT?
RISKNAT is a Consolidated Research Group by the Generalitat de Catalunya
Our objectives are:
to understand geological phenomena that involve risk to society, such as mass movements, floods and earthquakes;
to develop and improve methods and techniques used in the determination of hazard, to help mitigate geological risk;
to transfer knowledge and to raise societal awareness on the need to prevent hazardous natural phenomena.
WHAT WE DO
Research on geological phenomena associated to risk
Development of advanced methods and techniques
Transfer of knowledge
A key milestone in the development our research group was the publication of Informe RISCAT (2006-2008), a report solicited by the Generalitat de Catalunya government dealing on the capacity of our country to face natural risks.