Main areas of the research activity
The Centre offers scientific cooperation on numerous research topics, including:
- climate change
- urban development
Currently, the Centre is implementing projects concerning the detection of areas endangered by landslides, debris flows, and rock avalanches in the Sino-Tibetan Mountains (Sichuan Province, China).
Risk maps are developed for the occurrence of geological and geomorphological hazards in selected areas. These actions will aid in managing investments in hazardous areas, which will reduce the losses caused by natural disasters.
The Centre initiated research on climate change recorded in the annual increments of shrubs growing in areas located in northwest China, mainly in the Junggar Basin.
These studies aim to provide, among all, information on the record of desertification in the annual increments of shrubs growing in the arid and semi-arid climates. This research will improve understanding of environmental changes in areas endangered by desertification and increasing water deficit.