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SLAM

Service for Landslide Monitoring

Development and qualification of a landslide event mapping and monitoring service, that should provide support to national and local organisations involved in slope instabilities assessment and hydro-geological risk mitigation in Italy and Switzerland.

 
Project References
 Name SLAM
 Title Service for Landslide Monitoring
 Programme DUP (Data User Programme)
 Theme Land
 Cost €1,200k
 Type Service Demonstration
 Status Completed (14/04/2003 - 05/05/2005)
 Sensors ERS-1/2 : SAR
IRS-1C : PAN
SPOT 5 : HRG
 
Project Description
 Web site http://www.slamservice.info/
 Objectives

Ground Instabilities are among the most widespread geological hazards on Earth. Thousands of deaths and injuries, and enormous economic loss are regrettable evidences of worldwide slope instabilities. The necessity to identify and monitor slope movement is of paramount importance to reduce the socio-economic toll that every year is paid in developing as well as in developed countries.

Several projects funded by ESA within the framework of its Data User Program (DUP), have investigated the feasibility and the operational applicability of spaceborne imagery to respond to the needs of governmental institutions that have a mandate in landslide prevention. The SLAM project was built on the results of the feasibility studies and aimed at developping an end-to-end service chain for the provision of Slope Instability products.

Three types of products and services were developed and demonstrated:

  1. Landslide Motion Survey:
    A motion reconnaissance service to identify, within a large Area Of Interest (i.e. 1,000 - 10,000 km2), the areas / points where deformation takes place. The service carries out a screening of the AOI in order to identify areas affected by slope motion.
     
  2. Landslide Displacement monitoring:
    Landslide activity products to be delivered on a regular basis to precisely quantify the rate of motion of areas / points within a small Area Of Interest (i.e. 50 - 1,000 km2). The objective is to accurately measure the displacement fields of known landslides.
     
  3. Landslide Suceptibility mapping:
    Products derived from EO data to be integrated and used as intermediate layers in support to landslide susceptibility mapping (at scales imposed by the resolution of the EO data and the needs of the end-users).

 

 
 Results FRINGE 2003 - DIFFERENTIAL INTERFEROMETRIC APPLICATIONS I
FRINGE 2003 - Integration of Permanent Scatterers Analysi
FRINGE 2003 - SLAM, a service for Landslide Monitoring ba
FRINGE 2005 - SAR Interferometric Point Target Analysis o
IGARSS 2004 - Landslide Risk Analysis by means of Remote
SLAM Executive Summary (English version)
SLAM Executive Summary (Italian version)
SLAM Final Report
SLAM User Manual (English version)
SLAM User Manual (Italian version)
SLAM Workshop, 5 May 2005, Announcement
 
 
Project Consortium
 Prime contractor PLANETEK : PLANETEK ITALIA S.R.L.
 Subcontractors GAMMA : GAMMA REMOTE SENSING A.G.
GEOTEST : GEOTEST A.G.
SPACEBEL : SPACEBEL S.A.
TRE : Tele-Rilevamento Europa - T.R.E. s.r.l.
UNIFI - DST : University of Firenze, Earth Science Department (DST)
 
User Partnership
 Users ARNO AdB : Arno River Basin Authority
CREALP : Research Centre on the Alpine environment
FOWG : Swiss Federal Office for Water and Geology
GNDCI : National Group for Hydro-Geological Disaster Prevention
KAWA : Bern Canton - Forest Office - Natural Hazard Division
Min. Env. Italy - DT : Italian Ministry of the Environment and the Protection of the Territory and the Sea - Department for the defense of the Territory and of the hydro resources
Regione Campania : Soil Conservation Division of the Campania Region
 
Contact Points
 Project Manager Paolo Manunta
Planetek Italia s.r.l.
Via Massaua, 12
I-70123 Bari
ITALY
Tel: +39 080-534.3750
Fax: +39 080-534.0280
Email: manunta@planetek.it
 Technical Officer Marc Paganini
European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEP
Via Galileo Galilei
I-00046 Frascati (RM)
ITALY
Tel: +39 06-941.80563
Fax: +39 06-941.80552
Email: marc.paganini@esa.int
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