European Landslide Susceptibility Map version 2 (ELSUS v2)

The spatial dataset (GIS map) shows landslide susceptibility levels at European scale, derived from heuristic-statistical modelling of main landslide conditioning factors using also landslide location data. It covers all EU member states except Malta, in addition to Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Iceland, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Norway, San Marino, Serbia, and Switzerland. This dataset is available together with ancillary spatial datasets
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Year: 
2018

European Landslide Susceptibility Map version 2 (ELSUS v2)

ELSUS v2 shows levels of spatial probability of generic landslide occurrence at continental scale. It covers all European Union member states except Malta, and several neighbouring countries. 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 angle, shallow sub-surface lithology, and land cover spatial datasets as the main landslide conditioning factors. In addition, the location of over 149,000 landslides across Europe, provided by various national organizations or collected by the authors, has been used for model calibration and map validation. Additional information is given in both the metadata and the references below.

Compared with the previous version ELSUS1000 v1, ELSUS v2 provides larger geographical coverage, higher spatial resolution and higher prediction model performance.

The map has been produced jointly by Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR, Hannover, Germany), Istituto di Ricerca per la Protezione Idrogeologica (CNR-IRPI, Perugia, Italy), Institut de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg (CNRS-EOST, Strasbourg, France), and the Joint Research Centre (JRC, Ispra, Italy), as part of the collaborative work of the European Landslide Expert Group and the European Centre on Geomorphological Hazards (CERG)  in support of the EU Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection.

The landslide susceptibility map is available to download together with ancillary maps including confidence level of the classified landslide susceptibility, climate-physiographic regions, slope angle, lithology, and land cover. ELSUS v2 is to be viewed at scales up to 1:200,000 and should not be used to deduce local information on landslide susceptibility.

 

Metadata for all datasets:

TitleEuropean Landslide Susceptibility Map version 2 (ELSUS v2)
Description: Landslide susceptibility levels at continental scale derived from heuristic-statistical modelling of main landslide conditioning factors using also landslide location data
Spatial coverage: All European Union member states except Malta, in addition to Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Iceland, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Norway, San Marino, Serbia, and Switzerland
Cell size: 200 m 
Format: Esri ASCII Grid
Map datum, projection: ETRS89, Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area 
Landslide susceptibility coding: 0 = no data; 1 = very low; 2 = low; 3 = moderate; 4 = high; 5 = very high
Files: elsus_v2.asc and ancillary files
Ancillary datasets: Confidence Level Map of ELSUS v2, Climate-Physiographic regions, Slope Angle, Lithology, and Land Cover
Authoring organisations: BGR, CNR-IRPI, CNRS-EOST and EC-JRC.D
Release date: 12 February 2018

TitleConfidence Level Map of the European Landslide Susceptibility Map ELSUS v2
Description: Confidence levels of the classified landslide susceptibility on EUROSTAT NUTS 3 regions. The levels have been calculated either statistically or by expert evaluation
Spatial coverage: All or most of Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and UK, and part of Belgium, Denmark, and Germany
Cell size: n.a.
Format: Esri Shapefile
Map datum, projection: ETRS89, Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area 
Confidence (reliability) values: good, moderate, poor, no information
Files: confidence.shp and ancillary files
Ancillary datasets: European Landslide Susceptibility Map version 2 (ELSUS v2), Climate-Physiographic regions, Slope Angle, Lithology, and Land Cover
Authoring organisations: BGR, CNR-IRPI, CNRS-EOST and EC-JRC.D
Release date: 12 February 2018

TitleClimate-Physiographic Regions
Description: Climate-physiographic regions derived from intersection of Köppen climate zones with NORDREGIO mountain classification deduced from GTOPO30 information
Spatial coverage: All 28 European Union member states, in addition to Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Iceland, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Norway, San Marino, Serbia, and Switzerland
Cell size: n.a.
Format: Esri Shapefile
Map datum, projection: ETRS89, Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area 
Climate-physiographic regions coding:
0 = coastal area; 1 = plain (arid/temperate climate with dry summer); 2 = plain (temperate climate without dry period); 3 = plain (cold climate with warm summer); 4 = plain (cold climate with cold summer); 5 = mountain (arid/temperate climate); 6 = mountain (polar/cold climate)
Files: climate_phys_regions.shp and ancillary files
Ancillary datasets: European Landslide Susceptibility Map version 2 (ELSUS v2), Confidence Level Map of ELSUS v2, Slope Angle, Lithology, and Land Cover
Authoring organisations: BGR, CNR-IRPI, CNRS-EOST and EC-JRC.D
Release date: 12 February 2018

TitleSlope Angle
Description: Slope angle class values derived mainly from BGR’s EU 27 DEM data, resampled to 200 m resolution
Spatial coverage:
All 28 European Union member states, in addition to Andorra, Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Iceland, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Norway, San Marino, Serbia, and Switzerland
Cell size: 200 m
Format: GeoTIFF
Map datum, projection: ETRS89, Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area 
Slope angle coding:
0 = no data; 1 = 0°; 2 = 1°-3°; 3 = 4°-6°; 4 = 7°-10°; 5 = 11°-15°; 6 = 16° - 20°; 7 = 21° - 30°; 8 = 31° - 82°
Files: slope.tif
Ancillary datasets: European Landslide Susceptibility Map version 2 (ELSUS v2), Confidence Level Map of ELSUS v2, Climate-Physiographic regions, Lithology, and Land Cover
Authoring organisations: BGR, CNR-IRPI, CNRS-EOST and EC-JRC.D
Release date: 12 February 2018

Title: Lithology
Description:
Lithology class information derived from BGR’s IHME1500 data, rasterized to 200 m resolution
Spatial coverage:
All European Union member states except Malta, in addition to Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Iceland, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Norway, San Marino, Serbia, and Switzerland
Cell size: 200 m
Format: GeoTIFF
Map datum, projection: ETRS89, Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area 
Lithology coding:
0 = no data; 1 = schists, phyllites, quartzites and marbles; 2 = shales; 3 = plutonic rocks; 4 = gneisses; 5 = sandstones and conglomerates; 6 = sandstones, conglomerates and sands; 7 = limestones; 8 = sandstones, conglomerates and clays; 9 = gravels; 10 = sands; 11 = sandstones and marls; 12 = limestones, marlstones and clays; 13 = clays; 14 = marlstones and limestones; 15 = marlstones, limestones and sands; 16 = limestones, marlstones and marls; 17 = volcanic rocks; 18 = silts; 19 = claystones and clays
Files:
lithology.tif
Ancillary datasets:
European Landslide Susceptibility Map version 2 (ELSUS v2), Confidence Level Map of ELSUS v2, Climate-Physiographic regions, Slope Angle, and Land Cover
Authoring organisations: BGR, CNR-IRPI, CNRS-EOST and EC-JRC.D
Release date: 12 February 2018

TitleLand Cover
Description:
Land cover class values derived from ESA GlobCover2009 data (http://due.esrin.esa.int/page_globcover.php) resampled to 200 m resolution
Spatial coverage:
All 28 European Union member states, in addition to Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Iceland, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Norway, San Marino, Serbia, and Switzerland
Cell size: 200 m
Format: GeoTIFF
Map datum, projection: ETRS89, Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area 
Land Cover coding:
0 = no data; 1 = cropland; 2 = open forest; 3 = closed forest; 4 = shrub; 5 = pasture/meadow; 6 = bare; 7 = artificial
Files:
landcover.tif
Ancillary datasets:
European Landslide Susceptibility Map version 2 (ELSUS v2), Confidence Level Map of ELSUS v2, Climate-Physiographic regions, Slope Angle, and Lithology
Authoring organisations: BGR, CNR-IRPI, CNRS-EOST and EC-JRC.D
Release date: 12 February 2018

 

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