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Front. Built Environ. | doi: 10.3389/fbuil.2019.00127

Urban seismic networks, structural health and cultural heritage monitoring: the National Earthquakes Observatory (INGV, Italy) experience

 Antonino D'Alessandro1*,  Antonio Costanzo1,  Chiara Ladina1,  Fabrizia Buongiorno1, Marco Cattaneo1, Sergio Falcone1, Carmelo La Piana1,  Simone Marzorati1,  Salvatore Scudero1, Giovanni Vitale1,  Salvatore Stramondo1 and Carlo Doglioni1
  • 1National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), Italy

An effective reduction of seismic risk can implement through a multiscale approach to the earthquakes monitoring. Devoted monitoring network are essential to cope with the seismic emergency in urban areas, to assess the damage scenarios, which are useful for the preservation of the strategic functions and services and to improve the community resilience to earthquakes. The National Earthquake Observatory, Italian Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology (ONT-INGV, Italy), has been recently involved in several projects devoted to the reduction of seismic risk by means of the implementation of urban-scale and building-scale monitoring networks. Such systems represent a necessary support for the well-established national seismic network. All these approaches (country, urban, and building scale) could be framed within of a unique system in which each part holds different tasks, with the common final objective of the earthquake risk reduction. In this papers different approaches, experiences and potential capabilities on urban seismic networks, structural health and cultural heritage monitoring implemented in Italy by the ONT-INGV will be presented, with the ultimate goal of achieving an effective integrated multi-scale system.

Keywords: urban seismic networks, cultural heritage monitoring,, Seismic hazard assessment, Seismic risk reduction, structural health monitoring

Received: 13 Aug 2019; Accepted: 08 Oct 2019.

Copyright: © 2019 D'Alessandro, Costanzo, Ladina, Buongiorno, Cattaneo, Falcone, La Piana, Marzorati, Scudero, Vitale, Stramondo and Doglioni. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Dr. Antonino D'Alessandro, National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), Rocca di Papa, Italy, antonino.dalessandro@ingv.it