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MASMOV

Mass Movement Study - Feasibility Study on Italian Landslide Risk Monitoring

A feasibility study on mass movement mapping and monitoring that includes an inventory and characterisation of landslide types, the identification of all factors conditioning or triggering mass movement, a survey of current monitoring techniques, a qualitative trade-off analysis of RS based technologies for landslide risk monitoring, the identification of best practices image processing methodologies, and the demonstration of the most suitable Remote Sensing techniques over three representative Service Cases in Italy.

 
Project References
 Name MASMOV
 Title Mass Movement Study - Feasibility Study on Italian Landslide Risk Monitoring
 Programme DUP (Data User Programme)
 Theme Land
 Cost €155k
 Type Feasibility Study
 Status Completed (2000-2002)
 Sensors ERS-1/2 : SAR
Landsat 4/5 : TM
 
Project Description
 Objectives

The objectives of this feasibility study were the following:

  • Inventory and characterisation of Landslide types over the whole Italian territory and identification of all factors conditioning or triggering mass movement.
  • Survey and critical analysis (on both technical and financial aspects) of current monitoring techniques used by the Civil Protection Authorities or any delegated body to monitor Slope Instabilities.
  • Review (i.e. advantages and limitations) and qualitative trade-off analysis of RS based technologies for landslide risk monitoring, including the possibility to integrate RS data from several satellite sensors for a deeper analysis of Slope Instability and the possibility to integrate data acquired by ground instrumentation (e.g. ground surveys).
  • Identification and demonstration of different image processing methodologies to cope with different types of landslide, the differences being essentially represented by the dimension of the area of interest, the slope inclination, the type of landslide movement and the vegetation cover.
  • Utilisation of the most suitable Remote Sensing data processing algorithms over three Test Cases in Italy with landslide types representative of the Italian context (different lithology, different triggering factors, different dimension, etc.).
 
 Results MASMOV Final Report
 
 
Project Consortium
 Prime contractor SPACEBEL : SPACEBEL S.A.
 Subcontractors CNR-IRPI CS : Italian National Research Council (CNR) - Institute of Research on Hydrogeological Hazards in Southern Italy and Islands
PLANETEK : PLANETEK ITALIA S.R.L.
TRE : Tele-Rilevamento Europa - T.R.E. s.r.l.
UNICAL DDS : University of Calabria - Deprtment of Environmental Protection
 
User Partnership
 Users DPC : Italian Civil Protection Authority
 
Contact Points
 Project Manager Eric Gontier
Head of Da Vinci division
SPACEBEL
I. Vandammestraat 5-7
B-1560 Hoeilaart
BELGIUM
Tel: (+32 ) 658 20 06
Fax: (+32) 658 20 90
Email: Eric.Gontier@spacebel.be
 Technical Officer Marc Paganini
European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEP
Via Galileo Galilei
I-00046 Frascati (RM)
ITALY
Tel: +39 06-94180.563
Fax: +39 06-94180.552
Email: marc.paganini@esa.int
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