L. Giani; G. Casagrande, On-site Sentinels: participatory contribution to hazard monitoring using low-cost observation technologies, in EGU 2024


The EGU2024 conference, a leading event in the field of geoscience, has just concluded in Vienna, drawing experts and academics from around the world to discuss the latest advances in Earth sciences and environmental studies. Professors Loredana Giani and Annarita Iacopino from the European University of Rome participated, presenting several posters in a specific section.

One of these posters, produced by Professor Giani and Professor Gianluca Casagrande, suggested the involvement of local volunteers as “On-site Sentinels” to assist in monitoring and managing environmental risk conditions in the same areas. The proposed idea is to leverage low-cost technology and publicly accessible remote sensing data for participatory and distributed monitoring of environmental risks. Using drones, crawlers, and small ROVs, along with data processing platforms like image-based modeling and GIS, local observers can collect valuable data for local authorities and monitoring institutions. This approach not only supports planning and prevention but also facilitates emergency and post-disaster management. The poster also illustrates the use of consumer-level drones for mapping and 3D visualization, with examples of outputs in visible and other bands of the electromagnetic spectrum. Through this contribution, we aim to demonstrate how accessible technology and community involvement can become effective tools for environmental resilience.


L. Giani; G. Casagrande, On-Site Sentinels: Partecipatory Contribution to Hazard Monitoring Using Low-Cost Observation Technologies

How to cite:

Giani, L. N. E. and Casagrande, G.: On-site Sentinels: Partecipatory Contribution to Hazard Monitoring Using Low-Cost Observation Technologies, EGU General Assembly 2024, Vienna, Austria, 14–19 Apr 2024, EGU24-22289, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu24-22289, 2024.

EGU General Assembly 2024

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