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Study, Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Risks

Natural risks derive from natural hazards interfering, in space and time, with vulnerable human activities and infrastructures. The thematic area deals with the study, prevention and mitigation of risks related to hazardous phenomena such as landslides, subsidence, seismicity, seismic shaking, soil liquefaction, sinkholes, river dynamics. Field recognition and exploration (from macrostructures to microstructures), mapping, remote sensing, monitoring, GIS and numerical modeling are tools used for assessments that can be used in land-use planning and design of structural and non-structural countermeasures, such as early warning and enhanced information systems aimed to reduce vulnerability of settlements, cultural heritages, lifelines.

Researchers: Corsini, Ronchetti, Soldati.