This new raster map, released on 15 February 2013, shows levels of spatial probability of landslide occurrence in 26 EU Member States (all except Cyprus) and neighbouring countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Norway, Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Switzerland) at 1-km resolution.
Basically, the map has been produced by regionalizing the study area based on elevation and climatic conditions, followed by spatial multi-criteria evaluation modelling using pan-European slope gradient, soil parent material and land cover spatial datasets as the main landslide conditioning factors. In addition, data from over 100 000 landslide locations across Europe, provided by various national organisations or collected by the authors, have been used for model calibration and validation. Additional information is provided in the metadata.
It was produced jointly by the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR, Hannover, Germany), the Joint Research Centre (JRC, Ispra, Italy), the Institute of Physics of the Globe (CNRS-EOST, Strasbourg, France), and the Research Institute for Hydrogeological Protection (CNR-IRPI, Perugia, Italy), as part of the work of the European Landslide Expert Group, with contributions from other members of the Group. Together with a number of ancillary spatial datasets, the map is freely available to download from the European Soil Portal.