Landslide monitoring Innovative methods and instruments

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Background

The development of new systems for monitoring of landslides is often the synthesis of geomatics and applied geology. In particular, the development of innovative low-cost systems must have a strong geomatics and technological component supported by the definition of required elements done by end users (engineering geologists). The development of low-cost monitoring systems can represent a strategic choice, above all, to guarantee an increasing diffusion of monitoring units able to measure the deformations of a given slope.

Purpose

The development of low-cost monitoring systems based on GNSS and photogrammetric technologies. The project’s primary objective is the development of low-cost GNSS monitoring stations with single-frequency receivers.

Results

The project allowed the development and application of a composite methodology for the landslide monitoring which consists of low-cost monitoring units and UAV for the periodic monitoring of the evolution of five case studies located in northern Piedmont.

Products

A low-cost GNSS monitoring unit with mass market low cost single frequency receivers was developed. UAVs were also used for the development of methodologies for the periodic monitoring of landslides.