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Smart Landslide Information System – HKJCDPRI Research Grant 2016

Aiming to provide accessible real-time landslide information to the public and leverage smart technology to ease and enhance landslide incident reporting in Hong Kong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology will develop a new smart Landslide Information System (LIS), in which will be supported by the HKJCDPRI Research Grant 2016. The project team consisted of three prominent professors including Prof Clarence Choi, Research Assistant Professor from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Principal Investigator), Prof Qian Zhang, Chair Professor from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Prof Charles Ng, Chair Professor from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

It is hoped that the development of the system will improve planning of access and evacuation routes for emergency responders during intense storms when transportation lines are obstructed by landslides, enhance characterisation of landslide failure mechanism to better warn and protect emergency responders and the public of areas susceptible to landslide failures, and enrich landslide incident database, in terms of scale, responsiveness, and communication of information to geotechnical engineers during intense storms.

For more information, please contact the HKJCDPRI Secretariat at or at 2871 8507.


Keung Shan Road landslides, Tai O, Hong Kong, 2008