HERCULES

towards geoHazards rEsilient infRastruCtUre under changing cLimatES

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  • Project duration: February 2018 - August 2023
  • Project status:
    Approval by the Scientific Committee

Project funded by

European Commision Horizon 2020

The main aim of the HERCULES project is to bring together a multidisciplinary team, to develop a step change in the understanding and monitoring capabilities of geohazards and in turn produce ground breaking new methods to boost the resilience of current infrastructure under changing climates. The project will employ a range of novel research approaches across multiple scales, from the macro scale through to the micro scale, including the integration of Earth Observation techniques, laboratory investigation and by investigating the ground behaviour at the scale of soil particles, experimentally using tomography and numerical techniques such as the Discrete Element Method. Our approach is unique, since in the design and implementation of the technology, a coproduction through consultation with the local community is foreseen.

The HERCULES project is financed under the H2020 program as a Marie Sklodowska -Curie action for research and innovation staff exchange (RISE). The goals of the project are to: i) exchange knowledge in a multidisciplinary environment between academia and industry; ii) develop new insights, approaches and technologies that support the needs of end-users to make both the built environment and infrastructure more resilient to the increasing threat of natural hazards due to the effect of a more variable climate; iii) train Early Stage Researches (ESRs) during their secondments between Institutions who will form the next generation of researchers leading academic and industrial technological developments in this field.

This project supports the consolidation of the activity related to the Earth Observation (EO) techniques such as interferometry for natural hazard managements. Eurac Research will contribute to improve the understanding of geohazards (landslides, flooding, debris flow, etc.) with advanced EO techniques. Moreover, it will be involved in training activities, workshop and scientific visit exchanges with companies and research institutions.

Contact person: Claudia Notarnicola

claudia.notarnicola@eurac.edu

Publications
In-situ and proximal sensing techniques for monitoring naturals hazards to mitigate risk in tourism activities: a case study in the GEOPARC Bletterbach, Italy
Mejia-Aguilar A, Bianco GM, Marroco G, Voegele A, van Veelen M, Strapazzon G (2021)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: IGARSS 2021 - Virtual Conference | Bruxelles | 12.7.2021 - 16.7.2021

More information: https://igarss2021.com/

Sentinel-1 InSAR Coherence for Land Cover Mapping: A Comparison of Multiple Feature-Based Classifiers
Jacob AW, Vicente-Guijalba F, Lopez-Martinez C, Lopez-Sanchez JM, Litzinger M, Kristen H, Mestre-Quereda A, Ziółkowski D, Lavalle M, Notarnicola C, Suresh G, Antropov O, Ge S, Praks J, Ban Y, Pottier E, Mallorquí Franquet JJ, Duro J, Engdahl ME (2020)
Journal article
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing

More information: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8966616

https://doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2019.2958847

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/12920

Partner
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
UNIVERSIDAD MAYOR DE SAN SIMON
Zhejiang University
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
University of Newcastle - Australia
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
DARES Technologies
Coffey Geotechnics Limited
ECOLE NATIONALE DES PONTS ET CHAUSSEES
ITASCA Consultants GmbH
NAZARBAYEV UNIVERSITY
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
SARMAP SA
THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
Arup Italia Srl

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