Ongoing Projects 


Core-XCT: X-ray Computed Tomography as new tool in Earth Science for non-destructive core analyses

Funded by Nachwuchsförderung (NWF) – University of Innsbruck (2018-2019)

PI: Jyh-Jaan Huang

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ARMONIA: Harmonising administration and public institutions for trans-frontier risk prevention and disaster management

Funded by the Interreg V – Italia-Österreich

Project partners: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Strasser and Dr. Jasper Moernaut

PhD Student: Patrick Oswald

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Tyrol on Shaky Slopes: Investigating the role of seismicity in triggering large rockslides and rock avalanches in the Alps

Funded by the Tiroler Wissenschaftsförderung (TWF)

PI: Jasper Moernaut

Co-PI: Michael Strasser

Project Member: Patrick Oswald

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Hallstaetter Lake Sediments

3500 years of human-environment-interaction around Lake Hallstatt (Facealps Project)

Funded by the Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW)

PI: Kerstin Kowarik, Natural History Museum of Vienna

Collaborators from Univ. Innsbruck: Michael Strasser, Stefan Lauterbach and Thomas Berberich (MSc-Student)

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The pinger system on the Klopeiner See, Carinthia

Quake-Lake Carinthia: improving the Environmental Seismic Intensity Scale and assessing strong earthquake recurrence in formerly-glaciated intraplate settings

Funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) (2017-2021)

PI: Jasper Moernaut 

Co-PI: Michael Strasser

Project Member: Christoph Daxer, Ariana Molenaar

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SLATE - Submarine Landslides and their impact on European continental margins

Funded by the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie program, European Commission

In collaboration with a team of 11 beneficiaries and 4 partner organizations from 7 European countries.

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RV Sonne on the Pacific Ocean

Earthquake Archive in the GEological Record of the Japan Trench (EAGER-Japan)

Funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) (2016-2020)

PI: M. Strasser
Project Members: T. Schwestermann (PhD Student) and A. Kioka (Postdoc)

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The end-Permian mass extinction in the Alps

The end-Permian mass extinction in the Southern and Eastern Alps: extinction rates vs taphonomic biases in different depositional environments

Funded by EUREGIO (2016-2019)

Collaborators: E. Kustatscher (Naturmuseum Südtirol, Bozen), M. Bernardi (MUSE – Museo delle Scienze, Trento), K. Krainer 


ALPSMOTION – Alpine slow slope movement monitoring and detection with remote and proximal sensing

Funded by the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/South Tyrol (2016-2019)

PI: G. Cuozzo, EURAC Bolzano
Collaborators: K. Krainer, R. Seppi (University of Pavia), P. Pasquali (Sarmap SA), A. Mondini (Perugia) 

Economic aspects of rock glacier springs

Economic aspects of rock glacier springs in areas of metamorpic rocks in the Eastern Alps

Funded by Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW) (2016-2019)

Collaborators: G. Winkler (Inst. für Erdwissenschaften, Universität Graz) and K. Krainer 

Completed projects 

Limnogeological research in Chile

Process understanding in subaquatic paleoseismology: Earthquake-triggered remobilization of surficial sediments at ocean margins and lacustrine basins

Funded by Nachwuchsförderung (NWF) – University of Innsbruck (2016-2018)

PI: J. Moernaut

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Pilotstudie gesteinsphysikalisches Bohrkernlogging und 360º abgerollte Bohrkernphoto Scanning Bohrkernlogging.

Funded by BBT-SE (2016)

PI: Dr. Michael Strasser
Collaborators: Dr. Ulrich Burger (BBT-SE) and Georg Stückler (MSc-student, Univ. Innsbruck)

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New Mexico

Timing and syntectonic sedimentation of the Ancestral Rocky Mountain Orogeny, Pennsylvanian/Permian, New Mexico

Funded by the Funded by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (since 1999); K. Krainer was funded by the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF) (2008 – 2010)

PI: L. Spencer, New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
Collaborators: K. Krainer, W. A. DiMichele (Smithsonian Institution), J. Barrick (Texas Tech University), D. Vachard (Université Lille)


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