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Volume 15, issue 1 | Copyright
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 | 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 D. Giordan et al.
  • 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.

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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.
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