Task force terremoto in centro Italia 2016-2017

After the emergency caused by the seismic swarm that hit the area of central Italy in the period between 2016 and 2017 the Politecnico of Turin created a task force, under the direction of Prof. Sebastiano Foti, with the aim of providing support to the different phases of Disaster Management. The Geomatic group of the Politecnico, composed by the Laboratory of Geomatics of the DIATI department, by the Laboratory of Geomatics for Cultural Heritage and by the students’ team DIRECT, was involved in the task force with the aim of providing support on the development and deployment of the most cutting edges rapid mapping methodologies for the 3D metric survey. Moreover, this contribute was developed in an interconnected and interdisciplinary way, supporting the activities of the different research groups involved in this operation. In the period between September 2016 and September 2018 the laboratory was involved in several missions on the area of Central Italy, in cooperation with the authorities in charge of the emergency management and in particular with the Italian National Firefighters unit. These missions foreseen the deployment of both consolidated and experimental techniques and methodologies with the aim of delivering added value metric products supporting the different phases of Disaster management and reconstruction.