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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2023-01-01 - 2023-11-30

The project comprises the GIS-based analysis of the building stock of Austria, the merging of the building stock with the designated hazard zones of different intensity, the inclusion of information on water ecology, as well as the presentation of the possible precision and accuracies and model uncertainties. The first part of the study addresses the question of how and according to which criteria planning areas for water ecology and risk management (GE-RM) should be delimited.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2022-12-01 - 2023-08-31

This project includes the deployment of several sensors developed in previous projects using UAV/UAS for the contact and non-contact recording of snow data. With this method, the temperature, humidity, pressure and movement in avalanche slopes can be measured without interference. The sensors are deployed in a test field in open terrain using UAV/UAS. A sensor network consisting of several sensor measurement boxes is set up at specific test locations. Regular data collection takes place via a mobile base station which is stationary or mobile on the UAV. Furthermore, a concept is being developed as to how avalanche commissions can use the data to assess local avalanche slopes.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2022-09-01 - 2023-02-28

The flood event in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on 12 June 2018 caused considerable damage in the Partnachklamm gorge and the municipal area. The reason for this was a heavy precipitation event, which led to strong bedload and wildwood drift from the orographic right tributary - the Ferchenbach. This led to impoundments in the Partnach gorge and at the weirs in the municipal area downstream of the gorge. The high wildwood load during the event of about 1,000 m³ is due to the dominant Raibler and Partnach layers in the catchment area of the Ferchenbach. Large erosion areas and landslides repeatedly occurred along about 6 km of channel length and consequently the trees growing on the slopes were carried in. This circumstance can repeatedly lead to problems due to the narrowing of the cross-section in the gorge and at the subsequent weirs. In order to avoid such events in the future, a solution is to be found for this problem. The planned measure is a wildwood rake in the area where the river Partnach flows into the gorge, in order to achieve an effective filtering of the wildwood in front of the gorge and the weirs in the lower reaches, in order to avoid endangering people and flooding in the area of the weirs. Due to the novel design of a bag-shaped wildwood rake in the bypass and the associated lack of experience, the investigation of the functionality by means of a hydraulic model lends itself.

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