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P47. Geophysics: a tool for Natural Risks Mitigation


Congressi SGI-SIMP

  • Jessica Bellanova - CNR-IMAA
  • Marianna Balasco - CNR-IMAA
  • Alessandro Giocoli - ENEA
  • Edoardo Peronace - CNR-IGAG
  • Angela Perrone - CNR - IMAA
In recent decades, with climate change and population growth, communities and infrastructure networks are increasingly exposed to natural hazards such as landslides, floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, sinkholes, etc. Hence, it is becoming increasingly important to investigate the subsurface characteristics and processes linked to these hazards to assess the risk they pose and to support decision makers in designing effective and proactive mitigation measures.
Multidisciplinary approach, based on the integration of geological investigations, ground-based and remote sensing geophysical prospecting, proves to be the most efficient for obtaining a detailed and multifaceted understanding of the processes linked to natural hazards. 
The technological improvements in field-data acquisition systems, the use of low-cost sensor networks, the development of novel algorithms for tomographic inversion, have made geophysical techniques a powerful tool for geohazard and environmental monitoring.
We invite observational and modeling studies demonstrating novel geophysical approaches for investigating and monitoring natural hazards, and encourage submissions that link geophysical methods with earth system modeling, machine learning, or novel sensor deployments and analytics to design effective mitigation strategies for natural risks
Geophysics, Natural Risks, Mitigation