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Project in a Nutshell

MORPH (Mapping, Monitoring and Modelling the Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Land Surface Morphology) is a fundamental research project funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and carried out at the Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS, University of Salzburg, Austria. The Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS is an interdisciplinary department dedicated to fundamental and applied research, integrated spatial analysis, outreach activities, and education. Z_GIS focuses on satellite remote sensing, image analysis, GIS, spatial modelling, digital cartography and GI-based communication. By fostering new technologies for Earth Observation (EO) based analysis, spatial decision support and policy implementation Z_GIS is actively promoting the European Copernicus programme. The landslide research group, as part of the object-based image analysis (OBIA) lab, deals with the development of semi-automated OBIA methods for detecting and classifying landslides by the integrated use of optical, radar and DEM data, landslide hotspot mapping and the spatio-temporal analysis of surface morphology changes.


Austrian Science Fund – FWF, Stand-alone project



Project Volume:

252,000 EUR

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Project Duration:

11/2016 – 09/2020