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:

  1. to understand geological phenomena that involve risk to society, such as mass movements, floods and earthquakes;
  2. to develop and improve methods and techniques used in the determination of hazard, to help mitigate geological risk;
  3. 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.

HOW WE ARE

We are experts on geology, engineering geology and geophysics seeking a synergic comprehension of natural phenomena and the development of new methodologies.

We explore, develop and apply methods based on knowledge and new technologies.

We give priority to gathering new data in the field and developing a wide range of activities to evaluate the hazard associated to natural phenomena.

Several consolidated research fields share researchers, technical staff, software and hardware. We favour tight collaboration with other leading international research groups.

Research on geological phenomena
associated to risk

Development of advanced methods
and techniques

Transfer
of knowledge