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CNR-IRPI is competence center for the National Department of Civil Protection, thus GMG is frequently called to provide technical and scientific support in emergency situations related to geo-hydrological hazards. Due to the specific expertise in monitoring activities, the involvement of GMG in emergency scenarios do not exclusively belong to the geo-hydrological instability, but they also encompass seismic and anthropic hazard related scenarios.  In particular, the group has operated often in national emergency situations in the recent years.

These activities have strengthened the knowledge of the possible effects that a given extreme event can have over a particular territory. This aspect cannot be ignored to fill the gap between advanced research activities and the application of effective measures to manage and prevent geo-hydrological hazards.

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…
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…
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…
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…