Brief Communication: The use of an unmanned aerial vehicle in a rockfall emergency scenario
- 1National Research Council, Research Institute for Geo-hydrological Protection, Geohazard Monitoring Group, Strada delle Cacce 73, 10135 Turin, Italy
- 2Torino Province, Civil Protection Service, Via Alberto Sordi 13, 10095 Grugliasco, Italy
Abstract. In recent years, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in civilian/commercial contexts are becoming increasingly common, as well as for applications concerning anthropic and natural disasters. In this paper, we present the first results of a research project aimed at defining a possible methodology for the use of micro-UAVs in emergency scenarios relevant to rockfall phenomena. To develop and support the method presented herein, the results relevant to a rockfall emergency occurred on 7 March 2014 in the San Germano municipality (north-western Italy) are presented and discussed.