Mgr. Jan Blahůt, Ph.D.

Department of Engineering Geology
(Deputy Head of Department)
 
E-mail - work: blahutirsm.cas.cz
Phone - work: +420 266 009 394
 
Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences
V Holesovickach 41
182 09, Prague 8
Czech Republic
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Main Research Interests

  • Landslide monitoring
  • Tectonic movement monitoring
  • Spatial data analysis
  • Geomorphic hazard and risk assessment

Education

2007 – 2010 PhD. in Environmental Sciences

  • University of Milano-Bicocca, Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Environmental Sciences, Department of Environmental and Territorial Sciences – Earth Science Section, Milan, Italy
  • Dissertation thesis: Debris flow hazard and risk analysis at medium and local scale
  • Supervisors: Dr. Simone Sterlacchini, Prof. Thomas Glade, Prof. Cees van Westen

2001 - 2006 MSc. in Physical Geography

  • Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology, Prague, Czechia
  • Master thesis: Avalanches in the Labský důl Valley, Krkonoše Mountains
  • Supervisor: Prof. Jan Kalvoda

Teaching

  • Dynamic Engineering Geology, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Sciences, Institute of Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology and Applied Geophysics
  • Natural Hazards and Risks, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology

Membership

Publications and contributions in ResearchGate, ASEP and RIV database

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Current Projects

  • Distributed System of Permanent Observatory Measurements and Temporary Monitoring of Geophysical Fields (CzechGeo/EPOS-Sci) (2017 - 2020)
  • RINGEN - Research Infrastructure for Geothermal Energy Upgrade (2017 - 2020)
  • Distributed System of Permanent Observatory Measurements and Temporary Monitoring of Geophysical Fields (2016 - 2019)
  • Research Infrastructure for Geothermal Energy "RINGEN" (2016 - 2020)
  • Recent Projects

  • El Hierro megalandslide dynamics analysed using "big data" to predict the future behaviour of megalandslides on other volcanic islands (2016 - 2018)
  • The development and optimisation of a prototype for the automated monitoring of three-dimensional fracture movements: a precise and robust instrument for use in fracture mechanics, civil engineering, and across the geosciences. (2015 - 2017)
  • Creation of information system for evaluation of avalanche hazard in mountain regions in the Czech Republic (2013 - 2015)
  • Mega-landslides: imminent hazard or sleeping giants? Monitoring the landslide hazard related to ongoing volcanic activity around El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain (2012 - 2013)
  • The influence of precipitation on the selected slope deformation in the example of landslides in the valley and on the hill Lemešné Kania (flysch Carpathians) (2011 - 2013)
  • CzechGeo/EPOS – Distributed system of permanent observatory measurements and temporary monitoring of geophysical fields in the Czech Republic, research team member (EUTecNet – European Tectonic monitoring Network) (2010 - 2015)
  • (2010 - 2015)
  • Popularization

  • 22.11. 2017 Results of monitoring of huge landslide at Hierro Island (SlopeNet) (lecture)
  • 3.12. 2015 Natural hazards around us – opinions of European experts on natural and social environment changes (lecture)
  • 2.2. 2014 Unique Research on the Svalbard Islands (video)
  • 3.5. 2013 Czech scientists studying the largest landslides on Earth, with support from the National Geographic Society (journal / book)
  • 21.2. 2013 Czech scientists studying giant landslides in the Canary Islands (press release)
  • 4.4. 2012 State of geomorphological research in 2012 (seminar / workshop)