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The core of ecorisQ is made of its members. By joining ecorisQ you will expand your professional network and profit from transparent tools in the field of natural hazard risks. Being an ecorisQ member demonstrates that you are willing to increase the transparancy and reproducibility of natural hazard analyses and that you promote sustainable protection against natural hazards.  

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Tools of other organisations

  • BASEMENT (Basic simulation environment for computation of environmental flow and natural hazard simulation)
  • FLOW-R (Flow path assessment of gravitational hazards at a regional scale)

... and many more.

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BankforNET - Bank erosion assessment tool

BankforNET is an online tool that simulates hydraulic streambank erosion that can be expected in relation to the channel morphology, bank material, vegetation roots and the discharge scenario. It is a is a one-dimensional, probabilistic model which applies randomness to the soil erosion parameters. The model uses an empirical excess shear stress equation, where the effects of roots are implemented by adapting the material dependent critical shear stress to consider the spatio-temporal distribution of root area ratio (RAR), the dynamics of channel geometry, and stream discharge (cf. Gasser et al., 2020). This tool aims to support experts in the quantification of bank erosion hazards and the effects of biological measures.

ELine - Tool for indicating mass movement runout zones

ELine is a tool for indicating mass movement runout zones using the energy line principle. 

ELine delivers maps with runout zones, passing frequencies and estimates of kinetic energies.

ELine is freely available for all members of the association! Become a member or login as a member.

FINT - Tool for detecting trees in surface models

FINT (Find INdividual Trees) is an application software for Windows for detecting individual trees on the basis of a detailed surface model (such as those created on the basis of aerial or terrestrial laserscanning data). FINT delivers postitions of dominant trees, tree heights and tree diameters.The user manual can be found here. A Python code, based on the algorithms of FINT and developed respectively improved within the framework of the Swiss research project FINT-CH, can be freely obtained from this download page

The stand-alone version of FINT is freely available for all members of the association! Become a member or login as a member.

RockavELA - Energy line based rock avalanche model

RockavELA is a rock avalanche runout modelling tool which is based on a trajectory specific energy line angle (ELA). For each trajectory the ELA is adjusted for the normalised area under the trajectory profile. More details on the usage and background of the model will follow in the course of 2023. RockavELA can be used for free and can be downloaded here: default RockavELA_install (11.33 MB)

RockforNET - Rapid rockfall forest assessment tool

RockforNET is an online tool that estimates the degree of protection of a forest regarding rockfall given the defined conditions. Secondly, it provides the optimal characteristics of a rockfall protection forest given those conditions.

RockFreq - Predict rockfall & block volume scenarios

RockFreq is an online tool to derive release scenarios of rockfall events and block volumes for given return periods. The scenarios are calculated using a power-law model which parameters are estimated based on the structure of a rock face and data on block volumes deposited downslope. The manual can be found here:  pdf RockFreq v1.0 Manual (EN) (1.79 MB) .

Rockyfor3D - 3D Rockfall modelling

Rockfall simulation

Rockyfor3D (developed by Luuk Dorren, with support from, amongst others, Frédéric Berger, Christoph Schaller, Nicolas Zuanon and Franck Bourrier) is a software that explicitly and realistically integrates the barrier effect of trees on falling rocks. The model is a spatially distributed, probabilistic, process-based model and uses a Digital Elevation Model for the representation of the terrain and raster maps for the input parameters.

The main calculations carried out by Rockyfor3D are:

  • the 3D trajectory of each simulated rock
  • the translational and rotational velocity along its trajectory
  • the energy loss and transfers during a rebound on the slope or during a tree or net impact

Rockyfor3D is freely available for all members of the association! Become a member or login as a member.

SlideForce - Landslide runout modelling tool

SlideForce (bèta version) is a spatially-explicit model for the simulation of the runout of shallow landslides and resulting hillslope debris flows. The basis for this model has been elaborated within a scientific project financed by the Swiss federal office for the environment FOEN and carried out by the Bern University of Applied Sciences – HAFL (cf. pdf SlideForce Project report (98.31 MB) ; report in French with summaries in English and German).

Although some improvements need to be finalised and the manual still needs to be written, we would like to allow all members to gather first experiences with this new runout model. Please use 100 simulations per release area (which needs to be a boolean raster [0/1]) to obtain a sound map showing the number of passages per cell of a sliding mass (output raster <N.asc>). The latter raster allows to calculate reach probability values for the whole runout area - this output will be automised and added in the next update.

SlideForce is freely available for all members of the association! Become a member or login as a member.

SlideforNET - Landslide forest assessment tool

SlideforNET is a web application designed for field assessment of rainfall-induced shallow landslide probability in vegetated slopes. Specifically, this tool is designed to quickly quantify the stabilizing effects of different types of vegetation through the basal and lateral root reinforcement. The user manual can be dowwnloaded here: pdf SlideforNET User Manual (10.11 MB) .

SlideforMAP - Shallow landslide simulation at regional scale

SlideforMAP (bèta version) is a probabilistic model to assess shallow landslide probability on a regional scale with an explicit focus on vegetation scenarios. SlideforMAP uses a finite slope stability calculation that includes the role of root reinforcement both lateral and basal, and soil compression at the toe. SlideforMAP generates a large number of randomly positioned landslides on the raster with randomly generated soil properties, soil thickness, and landslide area to compute the probability of failure at the regional scale. Root reinforcement can be taken into account by either using single-tree detection data available for 10 different tree species, or a land-use raster.

SlideforMAP is freely available for all members of the association! Become a member or login as a member.

SOSlope - Local scale, shallow landslide disposition modelling tool

SOSlope is a hydro-mechanical model of slope stability that computes the factor of safety on a hillslope discretized into a two-dimensional array of blocks connected by bonds. Bonds between adjacent blocks represent mechanical forces acting across the blocks due to roots and soil (cf. Cohen and Schwarz, 2017).


The main calculations carried out by SOSlope are:

  • the displacement in meters of each cell of the input terrain model
  • the factor of safety of each cell
  • the location, the number of failed cells, the area and the volume of each landslide
  • the mobilised root reinforcement under tension and compression

SOSlope is freely available for all members of the association! Become a member or login as a member.