Landslides not only pose a serious threat to human safety but also lead to enormous economic damage to infrastructure such as rail tracks or roads. AIT supports policy-makers in the prevention of hazards and in disaster management. State-of-the-art modelling methods are used to generate large-scale hazard maps of mass movements. Hazards from mass movements can thus be taken into account at an early stage of the planning process, e.g. in regional planning. AIT experts also identify and monitor landslides and advise our clients on appropriate remediation measures. 



  • Identification & mapping of mass movements in the field
  • Monitoring of mass movements
  • Consulting and planning of sustainable landslide remediation measures
  • Large-scale modelling of landslide risk
  • Preparation of hazard maps and consulting services



  • CGS: Landslide prevention
  • Sentinel: Landslide monitoring using satellite data
  • Survey, consulting & planning of remediation measures for a slump landslide
  • Hazard maps for mass movements in Burgenland
  • Method development for hazard modelling of mass movements in Lower Austria (MoNOE)



Leopold Ph, Draganits E, Heiss G, Kovacs E (2013): A Geotechnical Explanation for the Transition from Creep to Slides in the Alpine Foreland. In: Margottini C, Canuti P, Sassa K (eds): Landslide Science and Practice. Volume 4: Global Environmental Change, ISBN 978-3-642-31337-0, p. 74-79, Springer.

Leopold Ph, Heiss G, Petschko H, Bell R, Glade T (2013): Susceptibility Maps for Landslides Using Different Modelling Approaches. In: Margottini C, Canuti P, Sassa K (eds) Landslide Science and Practice. Volume 1: Landslide Inventory and Susceptibility and Hazard Zoning, ISBN 978-3-642-31324-0, p. 353-357, Springer.

Leopold Ph, Goetz J, Heiss G, Draganits E (2014): Indicators for Earthquake-Induced Soil Slides in the Flatlands of an Alpine Fringe Area. In: Sassa K, Canuti P, Yueping Y (eds), Landslide Science for a Safer Geoenvironment - Volume 3, Targeted Landslides, ISBN 978-3-319-04995-3, p.251-256, Springer 



Philip Leopold

Gerhard Heiss 

Armin Oblin

Othmar Plank

Martin Jung