Weekly Seminar: “The use of unmanned aerial vehicle for geo-hydrological processes analysis and monitoring”

07/07/2016 - 07/07/2016



In the remote sensing research, recent technological developments have resulted in increase in field of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), becoming more common and widespread in civil and commercial context. In particular, the development in photogrammetry and in technologies associated (i.e. RLS digital cameras and GNSS/INS systems) allows the use of UAV platforms for various applications as alternative to the traditional remote sensing method for topographic mapping or detailed 3D recording of ground information, being a valid complementary solution to terrestrial acquisitions. The UAVs are used in several fields for example, in the field of emergency assistance and management, UAVs platforms are able to acquire images for the early impact assessment, to inspect collapsed buildings and to evaluate structural damages. In the environmental monitoring, the UAVs are able to provide quick and multi-temporal monitoring for geological analyses. In the field of geo-hydrological processes, the use of UAVs have registered a strong improvement in the last years, regarding both applications in emergency scenario and in normal conditions. During emergencies, one of the most important element is the relationship between the results and the time that is necessary to process the available dataset. The post processing of the dataset acquired by UAV could be also very time consuming and it is important to have a good strategy of data management to obtain a correct use of these systems.


Daniele Giordan is the CNR IRPI Geohazard Monitoring Group scientific coordinator for geological analysis geo-hydrological processes and monitoring data results interpretation. His research interest is mainly focused on the development of new methodologies and systems for landslides monitoring and in particular on the development of a communication strategy for landslide monitoring results dissemination, the use of the inverse velocity failure forecast approach for early warning applications, and the use of LiDAR and UAV for natural hazards effects mapping and monitoring. He is the Secretary of the Italian National Group of the International Association of Engineering Geology (IAEG) and the President of the IAEG International Commission C35 “monitoring methods and approaches in engineering geology applications”. He has been the editor and co-editor of several books and special issues focused on engineering geology topics and the co-author of more than 30 papers and book chapters.

CTTC Auditorium / 10.00