ALPine Slow slope MOvement moniTorIng and detectiON with remote and proximal sensing

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  • Project duration: July 2016 - December 2019
  • Project status: finished

In alpine areas, slope instability is a phenomenon related to superficial landslides, deep-seated gravitational slope (DSGS) deformations and permafrost creep (i.e. rock glaciers). The systematic monitoring of changes over time caused by the slope movements is of high importance for a proactive management of natural hazards related to these phenomena. In particular, the observation and monitoring of permafrost creep may give new insights on the current impact of changing climate conditions.

Despite the high accuracy of ground-based measurements, such as total station and GPS, they only provide an incomplete spatial coverage and are difficult to conduct in remote or difficult-to-access areas.

The main objective of this project, financed by the Province of Bolzano through the Legge 14 programme, is to improve the monitoring of permafrost deformations, in particular rock glaciers, using SAR satellite data, which allow to measure several key parameters covering large areas with a high repetition rate.

At regional scale, only satellite data will be used, whilst at local scale these data sets will be integrated with various other data sets collected with GPS, GBSAR and UAV devices.

  • The methodology and the expertise developed in this project will subsequently be applied to other types of surface deformation such as landslides.

Contact persons: Giovanni Cuozzo, Mattia Callegari, Carlo Marin;;

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Monitoring of Slow Slope Mass Movement using SAR data in the Alpine Region of South Tyrol - Italy
Cuozzo G, Callegari M, Marin C, Beccaro L, Bertone A, Steger S, Seppi R, Zucca F, Dematteis N, Riccardi P, Notarnicola C (2021)

Conference: Fringe 2021 | Online | 31.5.2021 - 4.6.2021

More information:

Performance Evaluation of Phase and Weather-Based Models in Atmospheric Correction With Sentinel-1Data: Corvara Landslide in the Alps
Darvishi M, Cuozzo G, Bruzzone L, Nilfouroushan F (2020)
Journal article
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing

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Detection and Monitoring of Slow Slope Movement using Remote, Proximal and Ground Sensing in Alpine Regions: the ALPSMOTION Project
Cuozzo G, Beccaro L, Bertone A, Cantone A, Callegari M, Darvishi M, Defilippi M, Dematteis N, Kofler C, Krainer K, Mair V, Marin C, Mondini A, Mejia-Aguilar A, Notarnicola C, Riccardi P, Schlögel R, Schneiderbauer S, Steger S, Seppi R, Zebisch M, Zucca F (2019)

Conference: Esa Living Planet Symposium | Milan | 13.5.2019 - 17.5.2019

Exploiting InSAR and multi-source data to study periglacial environments in the Alps at different space and time scales
Bertone A, Callegari M, Cuozzo G, Marin C, Notarnicola C, Seppi R, Zucca F (2017)

Conference: FRINGE 2017 | Helsinki | 5.6.2017 - 9.6.2017

Landslide Monitoring with Multi-Sensor and Temporal Scale Approaches: A Test Site in Alpine Environment
Mejia-Aguilar A, Schlögel R, Kofler C, D Mehdi (2017)
Conference proceedings article

Conference: 5th International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S 2017) | Barcelona | 27.9.2017 - 30.9.2017

More information:

Landslide monitoring with multi-sensor and temporal scale approaches: a test site in alpine environment
Mejia-Aguilar A, Schlögel R, Kofler C, Darvishi M (2017)

Conference: 5th International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S 2017) | Barcelona | 27.9.2017 - 30.9.2017

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