GSI Landslide Inventory

GDG was commissioned  by the Geological Survey  of Ireland to provide Landslide Inventory Development Services for the expansion of the Irish National Landslide Database. Several study areas were targeted and a detailed methodology was employed. The goal of the project was to identify landslides and areas of slope instability.

Scope of Work:

  • Analysis of Aerial Imagery to Identify  Candidate Landslide Locations
  • Field Mapping and Validation of Candidate Landslides
  • Digitalisation of Subsequent Field Validation Results.

Over 2,500 potential landslide locations were inspected using aerial imagery and fieldwork. In addition new landslides that post-dated the aerial photography were also identified during mapping, further augmenting the National Database.

The results of this study and the implications on future infrastructure development have been interrogated in detail and the results are aimed to be published by GDG in an international journal.