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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 163-169, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-15-163-2015
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Brief communication
28 Jan 2015
Brief Communication: The use of an unmanned aerial vehicle in a rockfall emergency scenario
D. Giordan1, A. Manconi1, A. Facello1, M. Baldo1, F. dell'Anese1, P. Allasia1, and F. Dutto2 1National Research Council, Research Institute for Geo-hydrological Protection, Geohazard Monitoring Group, Strada delle Cacce 73, 10135 Turin, Italy
2Torino Province, Civil Protection Service, Via Alberto Sordi 13, 10095 Grugliasco, Italy
Abstract. In recent years, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in civilian/commercial contexts are becoming increasingly common, as well as for applications concerning anthropic and natural disasters. In this paper, we present the first results of a research project aimed at defining a possible methodology for the use of micro-UAVs in emergency scenarios relevant to rockfall phenomena. To develop and support the method presented herein, the results relevant to a rockfall emergency occurred on 7 March 2014 in the San Germano municipality (north-western Italy) are presented and discussed.

Citation: Giordan, D., Manconi, A., Facello, A., Baldo, M., dell'Anese, F., Allasia, P., and Dutto, F.: Brief Communication: The use of an unmanned aerial vehicle in a rockfall emergency scenario, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 163-169, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-15-163-2015, 2015.
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In recent years, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in civilian/commercial contexts is becoming increasingly common, also for the applications concerning the anthropic and natural disasters. In this paper, we present the first results of a research project aimed at defining a possible methodology for the use of micro-UAVs in emergency scenarios relevant to rockfall phenomena.
In recent years, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in civilian/commercial contexts is...
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