In Italy

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ALMOND-F, an ALarm and MONitoring system for Debris-Flows

The ALMOND-F equipment installed on the left bank of the Gadria torrent. The structure also includes a raingauge, a solar panel and the box containing the data logger ALMOND-F is an innovative unit for the microseismic detection of debris flows using a network of geophones. The microseismic detection of debris flows is more complex than other types of monitoring. Use of the geophones requires: (1) the selection of the level of amplification of the signal, which depends on the distance from the stream; (2) the selection of the sampling frequency of the seismic signal, which must be sufficiently high; (3) ...

POLARIS: POpuLutAtion at RIsk of geo-hydrological events in Italy

focus-polaris-evidenza Despite the large number and frequency of landslides and floods that affect our territories, and the information on landslides and floods available also online, the subject of geo-hydrological hazards remains poorly known to the Italian citizens. The lack of understanding reflects in the limited perception of the population on the geo-hydrological risks in Italy. One reason for the lack of understanding is the way in which the subject of ...

Droughts, desertification and climate change in Calabria, Southern Italy

Focus-Drought-evidenza Using long-term rainfall records obtained by the rain gauge network of the former Italian Hydrographic Service, in cooperation with colleagues in other CNR Institutes (ISAC and ISAFOM), we have studied the changes in the rainfall regimes in Calabria, Southern Italy. Applying appropriate statistical methods, we checked the completeness of the historical records, verifying consistency and missing values in the records. We used the obtained ...

Detecting rainfall from the bottom up

sm2rain-evidenza-1 SM2RAIN is an innovative system for the estimation of the rainfall, based on measurements of the soil water content. SM2RAIN considers the soil as a natural rain gauge, and by measuring temporal variations of the soil water content, it estimates the rainfall falling on the soil, adopting a “bottom up” approach. Technically, SM2RAIN relies on the inversion of the soil water balance equation that computes the repartition of rainfall in ...

Landslide susceptibility models and maps

LAMPRE leaflet Landslide susceptibility is the likelihood of a landslide occurring in an area, given the local terrain conditions. It is the degree to which an area can be affected by future landslides i.e., an estimate of “where” landslides are more likely to occur. Landslide susceptibility does not consider the temporal occurrence or the magnitude of the expected landslides. In mathematical language, landslide susceptibility can be expressed as the ...

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Rheology of geological processes

evidenza-roger Critical and depositional friction angles are characteristic for the deposition of a granular mass; the wrong angle adoption determines the ineffectiveness of a containment basin. The term is used with different meanings and measured by various procedures. The numerical simulation is a useful tool for the hazard assessment, but the definition of friction needed parameters requires insights on their ...

STSE Water Cycle Multi-mission Observation Strategy – Irrigation

evidenza-wacmos-desert-fields Irrigation is one of the greatest human intervention in the hydrological cycle. The knowledge of the distribution, the extent of irrigated areas and the amount of water used by irrigation is needed for different purposes: 1) modelling irrigation water requirements at the global scale, 2) assessing irrigated food production, 3) quantifying the impact of irrigation on climate, river discharge and groundwater depletion. Notwithstanding its ...

Accuracy of hydrological data for extreme events analysis and upgrade of Umbria Regional Hydrological Service’s platform

evidenza-aidesir- The improved understanding of the underlying physical processes of extreme events is closely linked to the development and verification of procedures to better control, analysis and validation of hydrological data for the description and visualization of meteorological events creating an operational "database of event" which enables to better identify under what conditions hazards ...

We monitor the Planpincieux Glacier, along the Italian side of the Grandes Jorasses, Aosta Valley

focus-planpincieux-evidenza-2 Glaciers are typical of the Alpine landscape, and an important source of water. Undoubtedly fascinating, glaciers are very complex and yet surprisingly poorly known. In the Alps, many studies focus on the volumetric changes of glaciers, proving their almost systematic reduction in the current climatic period. Little is known about the daily behaviour of Alpine glaciers. This is partly due to the inhospitable and not easily accessible ...

Radar remote sensing techniques for the detection and measurements of ground surface deformations

DInSAR-in_evidenza- Space-borne radar interferometry or DInSAR (Differential Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar) is one of the latest techniques used for the detection and measurement of ground surface deformations caused by natural and / or man-made events. The DInSAR technique has been successfully used in the measurement of seismic deformations and of the effects of subsidence, unstable slopes and inflation of magma in volcanoes. The growth of space ...

Research and development of optical fiber sensors for geotechnical and environmental monitoring

evidenza-PDFOS-DistributedStrainPile-20170131 Application of optical fibers is generally aimed at large bandwidth transmission. Few people know that the proposal of optical fibers as sensing elements is almost as old as their proposal as transmission media, and over the last two decades fibre optic sensor (FOS) technology has assumed a dominant role in several fields of application. As a matter of fact, FOSs offer many advantages with respect to legacy electronic and mechanic sensors. ...

Cooperative Internet-of-Data Rural/Alpine Community Environment

evidenza-CIRCE-trattointermedio- Environmental sensor monitoring is continuously developing, both in terms of quantity (i.e. measurement sites), and quality (i.e. technological innovation). Environmental monitoring is carried out by either public or private entities for their own specific purposes, such as scientific research, civil protection, support to industrial and agricultural activities, services for citizens, security, education and information. The left Cenischia ...

STRESS

evidenza-cariplo-inondazione The STRESS project is intended to design, implement and test a prototype of a Spatial Information Infrastructure (SII) enabling the provision to spatial planners and risk managers of new data and tools to improve hydro-geological susceptibility, hazard and impact assessment as well as to experiment alternative decision making ...

Landslides investigation and mitigation at Passo della Morte (UD)

evidenza-Pdm-Hillshade5fenomeni-20160909 L’area del "Passo della Morte" (UD) è interessata da una situazione di grave dissesto a causa della presenza di più movimenti franosi. Questi sono caratterizzati da elevata pericolosità in relazione alle caratteristiche intrinseche dei fenomeni  (volumetrie e velocità di spostamento), alla morfologia del versante ed alla geologia dell'area. La loro presenza mette a rischio la rete stradale che collega la Carnia con il Cadore e l’asta ...

Deep seated Gravitational Slope Deformation (DsGSD) analysis and criticalities assessment of the regional monitoring network of the landslides

evidenza-dgpv-giordan-cime-bianche The Aosta Valley region presents a landscape almost totally occupied by mountain. In this context, a number of meaningful landslides is present, which vary from rock falls to deep-seated gravitational slope deformation (DsGSD), passing for the complex landslides. The study of these phenomena, finalized to guarantee suitable standard of safety and to facilitate a compatible development, results a fundamental necessity for this ...

Large landslides: Monitoring, Modelling and Mitigation

evindenza-grandi-frane-mortisa- The study of the dynamics of large landslide is a heuristic process based on the integration of multiple investigation techniques: geological and geomorphological analysis, monitoring systems (traditional and innovative) and numerical models. Risk mitigation may require major interventions that call for detailed studies on the specific ...

Monitoring of the Gollone landslide, Acceglio (CN)

evidenza-gollone The landslide monitoring represents a strategic activity, especially for those phenomena for which it is not possible (for technical or financial reasons) to realize stabilization interventions of the landslide. Nevertheless, the data acquisition is only the first part of the project, to which it is necessary to couple an on line management of the processed data and to realize monitoring ...

Qualitative and quantitative degradation risks of water resources and effects on human activities

evidenza-rischi-prove-traccianti-pozzo2 The research topics involve the consideration of geological, geomorphological, hydrological, hydrogeological, and technology and the use of innovative methodologies to achieve the sustainability of the natural balance inherent inland waters, with a focus on groundwater and river water. Finally, we consider the effects of climate change on the hydrological cycle and anthropogenic modifications to emphasize the contribution of these modifications ...

Preserving the quality of the scientific information

focus-preservare-qualita-conoscenza-evidenza Producing knowledge implies the responsibility to divulge it with quality, making it available for everyone. With the advent of the Internet the possibilities to retransmit knowledge have grown, but the danger is also grown of a deterioration of its quality, as the Nobel prize Gell-mann already denounced in the nineties. The project intends to propose solutions to this kind of problem, contributing to improve the expressive capacity of thesis ...

Flood forecasting and hydraulic risk

evidenza-floris The project is focused on flood forecasting and hydraulic risk, i.e. the assessment of the effects of flooding in flood-prone areas also involving the vulnerability assessment of the hydraulic structures (dams, leaves, bridges, etc.). The effects of flood events are not completely eliminated by structural measures, therefore it is necessary to develop complementary non-structural measures, such as real-time Flood Forecasting and Warning ...

India, Italy & UK join for study

media-giornale-rivista-200x200 Articolo uscito sul quotidiano "The Telegraph - India",  del 20 gennaio 2017, riguardante la collaborazione di varie realtà di ricerca internazionali, tra cui l'IRPI CNR,  al progetto ...

E-TECH New technologies for support and prevention of emergencies

evidenza-E-TECH_figure1_architecture The management of natural hazards tends radically to distribute responsibilities at the local level, as the first civil protection actors. Prevention and preparedness are long-term goals, rooted in volunteer expertise, and awareness of local citizens, using solutions of "crowd-sourced mappers". The objective is designing mobile applications, sensors and dashboard for citizens and volunteers of civil protection, with pilot study cases selected ...

Kinematic of debris flows using Large Scale Particle Image Velocimetry (LSPIV)

evidenza-KINOFLOW-reprojected Usually the video cameras installed within a debris-flow monitoring site have the role of recording videos to better understand the behavior of the event for an improved interpretation of its dynamic. The use of such cameras for Image Velocimetry purpose is still nowadays a ...

Geomorphometry and sediment dynamics in mountain catchments

evidenza-geomorfometria-dinamica-sedimento The aim of the geomorphometric analysis is to derive indices capable of characterizing the spatial variability of specific hydro-geomorphological processes (e.g., sediment connectivity, erosion and deposit). The growing availability of high-resolution topographic data has increased the interest in geomorphometry and its applications. Debris-flow monitoring in instrumented areas and flash-flood documentation are invaluable ways to gather field ...

Safe Landscapes: prevention and adaptation strategies

evidenza-paesaggi-sicuri The project aims at defining the type of expected natural hazards, the modeling approaches relevant for their evaluation, and possible monitoring tools in specific areas prone to landslide risk within the "UNESCO site Portovenere, Cinque Terre and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto)" along the "Blue Trail" from Monterosso through ...

Sino-Italian Joint Laboratory on Geological and Hydrological Hazards

evidenza-sino-italian-joint-laboratory Both China and Italy are characterized by large mountainous areas, where natural hazards (e.g., geological and hydrological hazards such as debris flows, landsides, flash floods) are widespread and seriously threatening local society. It is noted that, almost 67% and 76% of the territories are covered by mountains in China and Italy, respectively and the youngest chains in the Eurasia, namely the Alps and the Tibetan Plateau, are characterized ...

SARF Sardegna

evidenza-sarf-sardegna In Italy, landslides are triggered by intense and/or prolonged rainfall. The spatial and temporal forecast of multiple landslides triggered by rainfall in wide areas relies primarily on empirical rainfall thresholds. It is widely believed that the thresholds are influenced by the local topographic (morphological), lithological, soil, and climatic settings. For this reason, it is necessary to define local rainfall thresholds. Reliable local ...

Moscardo Torrent – debris flow hydrographs

prodotti-servizi-torrente-moscardo-Idrogrammi-marchi This dataset consists of debris-flow hydrographs recorded in the Moscardo Torrent (Carnic Alps). The Moscardo Torrent was instrumented for debris-flow monitoring by CNR IRPI (Torino office) in 1989; the research was then continued in collaboration with the Padova office. Since 2010 the monitoring activities are carried on in collaboration with the University of Udine (Dept. of Agricultural and Environmental ...

Hazard of alluvial fans

project-pericolosità-conoidi-evidenza In international literature, it is now widely recognized that alluvial fans are areas of high geomorphic activity. Debris flows and flash floods occur episodically in these environments, and place many communities at high risk. Calabria (southern Italy) is a region where alluvial fans widely occur. In this region, the presence of mountain fronts/alluvial and/or coastal plain, or deep and narrow valleys debouching into larger valleys are key ...

Pilot Project “Mitigation of the desertification processes in Calabria, in areas with a very high vulnerability”

project-mitigazione-processi-desertificazione-calabria-evidenza- Calabria is part of the 27% of the Italian territory deemed at desertification risk from the Plan of the National Area with Puglia, Sicilia and Sardegna. This project had a realization in an area called Valle dell’Esaro, close to Crotone, that is an area with high desertification risk. In fact, this area for its soil, climate, morphology characteristics and for the agricultural procedures represents the best site to test a model of good ...

Identification and estimation of the parameters for assessing the risk of desertification

Focus-Drought-evidenza The Calabria region, because of its climatic, geomorphological and anthropic characteristics, is one of the regions most exposed to the risk of desertification in the Mediterranean basin. Methods already known in the literature and new approaches were applied at a basin scale on an area of the Ionian side, that, for rainfall and climatic characteristics, is one of the most exposed to this ...

Methodology for the estimation of environmental risk indicators, using satellite remote sensing techniques

project-mirasat-evidenza EPSILON Italia, the leader of the partnership proposing the project, is a SME, located in Calabria, specializing in the delivery of advanced services for the protection and management of natural resources, with a high standard of quality and technological content. The SME is also actively involved in the development and implementation of new technologies and in R&D activities conducted both in their own and in partnership with universities ...

Il lago che non c’è più. Addio all'”Effimero”

media-giornale-rivista-200x200 Articolo del quotidiano La Stampa del 02 agosto 2016. Vai all'articolo ...

Database of landslides in Calabria to be uploaded in the SyNaRMa computerized archives

Figura_in-evidenza_-Synarma The purpose of Convention contracted between the Research Institute for Geo-Hydrologic Protection (Rende) and the Department of Physics of the University of Calabria for partnership in the Program CE INTERREG IIIB – ARCHIMED – SyNaRMa is to provide: i) the landslide-susceptibility maps for the different rock complexes of Calabria, ii) the definition of some important unstable slopes that can damage urban areas and main roads and railways of ...

Dikes and Debris Flows Monitoring by Novel Optical Fiber Sensors

project-DOMINIO-fronte-evidenza With more than 5 million people affected, more than 1000 killed, and with estimated total damages exceeding 4.5 billion Euros just in Europe and during the last decade, floods are among the most disruptive natural events threatening our Society. Due to increase in extreme weather events and rapid socio-economic developments in vulnerable locations, the risks connected to floods in general are growing rapidly, and the awareness of these risks ...

RiST project: Scientific and Technological research in the Bessanese glacial basin (Balme, NW Italian Alps)

RIST-evidenza The Alpine environment, and in particular the high-altitude one, is responding quickly and with great intensity to climate change, through evidences of geomorphological, hydrological and ecological type. Mountain glacier shrinkage and related outcropping of rock walls and debris, changes of the precipitation and temperature patterns, are some of the main terrestrial indicators of climatic ...

Attività di studio sui conoidi alluvionali in Veneto

media-giornale-rivista-200x200 On May 13, 2016, CNR IRPI presented in Belluno the results of the analysis of alluvial fans in the Veneto Region which envisage the development of a methodology for the analysis of floods and debris flows and the application to test areas in the Province of Belluno, Vicenza and Treviso. The results of the analysis have been mentioned, on 14/05/2016, in some articles of local ...

Analysis of alluvial fans in the Veneto Region

media-tv-video-200x200 On May 13, 2016, CNR IRPI presented in Belluno the results of the analysis of alluvial fans in the Veneto Region which envisage the development of a methodology for the analysis of floods and debris flows and the application to test areas in the Province of Belluno, Vicenza and Treviso. The results of the analysis have been mentioned in a report of Antenna 3 News, on 13/05/2016. Link to Antenna 3 News ...

Fibra ottica per monitorare gli argini dei fiumi: è il progetto di ricerca Riversafe

media-giornale-rivista-200x200 L'Istituto di Ricerca per la Protezione Idrogeologica è stato citato in un'articolo del quotidiano online PADOVAOGGI del 9 marzo 2016, in merito al progetto RIVERSAFE del quale l'IRPI è protagonista insieme all'Università di Padova. Vai all'articolo ...

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Paesaggi terrazzati a ‘Buon Pomeriggio’ (22 febbraio 2016)

media-tv-video-200x200 Il 22 febbraio 2016, Daniele Giordan, ricercatore del CNR IRPI, ha partecipato alla trasmissione Buon Pomeriggio di Teleradiopace di Chiavari. Durante il suo intervento, visibile a partire dal minuto 1:03:00 circa del video, Giordan ha parlato del ruolo del CNR IRPI in qualità di co-organizzatore e partner scientifico del terzo convegno mondiale dei Paesaggi Terrazzati, che si svolgerà in Liguria e in varie sedi d'Italia ad Ottobre 2016.  ...

GEO – Terrazzamenti: difesa idrogeologica, cultura e buon cibo

link-world-media-tv-video-200x200 A Geo (puntata del 18 febbraio 2016 - RAI 3) si è parlato del convengo "Paesaggi terrazzati, scelte per il futuro" che si terrà a Padova e Venezia dal 6 al 15 ottobre 2016 e che vede IRPI tra gli organizzatori: Donatella Murtas racconta l'importanza dei terrazzamenti per la difesa idrogeologica, la cultura e il cibo di ...

Calamità geo-idrologiche: un pericolo antico

media-giornale-rivista-200x200 Articolo, pubblicato sul mensile online 'Almanacco della Scienza' (del Consiglio Nazonale delle Ricerche), a cura di Paola Salvati - ricercatrice presso l'Istituto di Ricerca per la Protezione Idrogeologica di Perugia - che illustra i dati storici a disposizione in merito ad eventi intensi di frane e inondazioni in Italia, proponendo possibili rimedi per la prevenzione del rischio idrogeologico. Vai all'articolo ...

Sentinel for Geohazards regional monitoring and forecasting

progetto-safety-evidenza- SAFETY aims at providing Civil Protection Authorities with the capability of periodically evaluating and assessing the potential impact of geohazards (volcanic activity, landslides and subsidence) on urban areas. The project improves the effort to detect and map geohazards, assess their activity and evaluate their impact on built-up areas and infrastructures ...

Methodologies for the analysis of alluvial fans

progetti-conoidi-veneto-evidenza Some areas mapped in the Piani di Assetto Idrogeologico (Watershed Management Plan) of Piave, Brenta-Bacchiglione and Livenza Rivers require specific studies aimed at assigning a degree of hazard. Among the warning areas, there are numerous alluvial fans. The Soil Conservation Division of Veneto Region, in charge of the inquiry, identified the need to find an objective method for assessing the hazard of such ...

Frane e inondazioni: vittime in calo nel 2015, ma permane un rischio diffuso

media-giornale-rivista-200x200 Articolo pubblicato il 25 gennaio 2016 nel quotidiano online 'Il Giornale della Protezione Civile', riguardante il ‘Rapporto periodico sul rischio posto alla popolazione italiana da frane e inondazioni’ reso pubblico sul sito Polaris e curato dall’Istituto di Ricerca per la Protezione Idrogeologica di Perugia. L’articolo riporta gli interventi di Paola Salvati e Fausto Guzzetti, rispettivamente Ricercatrice e Direttore del ...

CNR: Frane e inondazioni, nel 2015 diminuiscono i danni alle persone

media-giornale-rivista-200x200 Articolo pubblicato il 25/01/2016 sul sito web 'Le Scienze', riguardante il ‘Rapporto periodico sul rischio posto alla popolazione italiana da frane e inondazioni’ reso pubblico sul sito Polaris e curato dall’Istituto di Ricerca per la Protezione Idrogeologica di Perugia. L’articolo riporta gli interventi di Paola Salvati e Fausto Guzzetti, rispettivamente Ricercatrice e Direttore del IRPI-CNR. Vai all’articolo ...

Frane e alluvioni da Nord a Sud 18 i morti nel 2015

media-giornale-rivista-200x200 Articolo pubblicato il 26/01/2016 sul 'Quotidiano Di Sicilia', riguardante il ‘Rapporto periodico sul rischio posto alla popolazione italiana da frane e inondazioni’ reso pubblico sul sito Polaris e curato dall’Istituto di Ricerca per la Protezione Idrogeologica di Perugia. L’articolo riporta l'intervento di Fausto Guzzetti direttore del ...

Frane e inondazioni: nel 2015 diminuiscono i danni alle persone

comunicato-stampa-200x200 È stato pubblicato sul sito Polaris, curato dall’Istituto di ricerca per la protezione idrogeologica del Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche (Irpi-Cnr) di Perugia, l’ultimo 'Rapporto periodico sul rischio posto alla popolazione italiana da frane e inondazioni', che contiene tra l’altro elenchi, statistiche ed analisi sugli eventi geo-idrologici causa di danni diretti alla popolazione nel periodo 1 gennaio - 31 dicembre 2015. Inoltre, per ...