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Welcome to the Geohazard Monitoring Group website
 

 

The Geohazard Monitoring Group (GMG) is a team of geologists and engineers specialized in the study and development of innovative methods and new monitoring instruments in the field of geo-hydrological hazard.

Over the years, the GMG has concentrated particularly on the analysis of the morphological evolution of the exogenous processes relevant to slope and rivers dynamics throughout a quantitative approach. In addition, GMG developed hardware and software tools to monitor landslide phenomena via automated and remote controlled survey techniques, some of them patented or covered by copyright. The GMG is mainly involved in research activities, as testified by  scientific publications.  The latter are the result of the experience acquired during the activities performed within national and international research projects. However, GMG also acts often as technical/scientific support to institutions and authorities devoted to the environmental risk government at regional and national scale. In this subject, GMG studies and monitors ordinary hazardous instability phenomena, and also frequently operates in major emergency contexts as a consultant of the National Department of the Italian Civil Protection

 

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COSTA CONCORDIA

COSTA CONCORDIA

Following the run aground off near the "Isola del Giglio" (Tuscany, Italy, January 13, 2012) of the cruise vessel "Costa Concordia", a monitoring system for handling the security of the SAR (Search and Rescue) operations and for the control of the ships' movements during the subsequent defueling phases has been progressively installed and improved. In this scenario the GMG has installed,...

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FLOOD IN LIGURIA

FLOOD IN LIGURIA

Following the flood event occurred on 25th November 2011 in the Liguria region (northern Italy), the GMG conducted different activities aimed at recognizing the residual risk, in collaboration with other researchers of the CNR IRPI. The field operations were focused on the areas that experienced the major damages: La Spezia and Massa Carrara provinces. Besides, a number of LiDAR surveys...

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MONTAGUTO LANDSLIDE

MONTAGUTO LANDSLIDE

In the spring of 2006, a large failure started moving in the Montaguto municipality, Campania, southern Italy, 40 km ENE of Benevento and 35 km SW of Foggia. The movement was a partial reactivation of an older mass movement in the same general area. In April 2010, the earthflow reached the Cervaro River valley, advancing at a maximum rate of...

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AQUILA EARTHQUAKE EMERGENCY

AQUILA EARTHQUAKE EMERGENCY

The L’Aquila earthquake occurred the 6th April 2009, causing several casualties and damages to a large number of buildings and infrastructures. The event was a 6.3 moment magnitude (Mw), with epicenter located in the vicinity of the L’Aquila town. Among the severely damaged infrastructures, an important water pipeline (900 liters/sec, pressure 40 bars) located ca. 5 km ENE from L’Aquila...

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