The purpose of the project is to test the use of multi-sensor technologies as possible early-warning systems for landslides and man-made structures, and the integration of the information in a simple Decision Support System (DSS). The final aim is the provision of timely and effective information that allows individuals exposed to hazard to take appropriate actions to avoid or reduce their risk and prepare for effective response. The observation techniques used are displacement sensors (such as low-cost GPS and tiltmeters), hydrological sensors (pore water pressure, temperature) and strain sensors (FO technology, possibly seismometers) for which some of the observations are transmitted automatically (GSM, web-services, etc.). Not all sensors will be tested at all the monitored sites, but the fluxes of data will be integrated in a simple DSS that will allow to manage the data, propose some interactive graphs, identify some thresholds and prospective hazard scenarios that could be used for pre-alert and alert. Finally (not within the scope of this 2-year project), the possibility of linking the fluxes of observation data to people in charge of the decision-making in case of major disaster will be considered.
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