, Volume 48, Issue 3, pp 285-286
Date: 11 Jun 2005

“Risk of Subsidence due to Evaporite Solution” (ROSES) - Introduction to a Special Issue of Environmental Geology

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This Special Issue showcases a European research project, which sought to develop tools to predict and manage severe, localized land subsidence in areas underlain by karstified gypsum. ROSES (Risk of Subsidence due to Evaporite Solution) was a major R&D Project of the European Commission’s 4th Framework Programme of Research and Technological Development (project number ENV4-CT97-0603, 1998 to 2001). As in all such European projects, the research was undertaken collaboratively by a consortium of international partners, each of whom brought a specialist skill-set to the team:

University of Newcastle, UK (Coordinator): applied hydrogeology, geotechnical engineering, subsidence engineering.

National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine: Speleology, gypsum dissolution kinetics, karst hydrogeology.

Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany: mathematical modelling of groundwater flow and dissolution in karst terrains.

Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain: geomorphology.

British Geological Survey, UK: Hazard ...