EGU 2021 "vEGU21" session "NH6.1 Remotely Piloted Aircrafts Systems (RPAS) for Natural Hazard Characterization and Risk Assessment" / 欧州地球科学連合2021セッション「自然災害評価とリスクアセスメントのための無人航空機の活用」発表募集

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We would like to invite you to contribute to the following 2021 EGU (vEGU21) SESSION:

NH6.1 - Remotely Piloted Aircrafts Systems (RPAS) for Natural Hazard Characterization and Risk Assessment

Convener: Daniele Giordan
Co-Convener: Marc Adams, Yuichi S. Ayakawa, Francesco Nex, Fabio Remondino


The use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (also called UAS) for natural hazard characterization and hazard assessment has sharply increased in the last years. Nowadays, the massive diffusion of mini- and micro-RPAS is becoming a valuable alternative to the traditional monitoring and surveying techniques, opening novel and exciting viewpoints. The advantages of the use of RPAS are particularly crucial in areas characterized by hazardous natural processes, where the acquisition of high resolution remotely sensed data could be a powerful instrument to quickly assess the damages and plan effective rescues without any risk for operators.

In general, the primary goal of these systems is the collection of different data (e.g., images, LiDAR point clouds, gas or radioactivity concentrations) and the delivery of various products (e.g., 3D models, hazard maps, high-resolution orthoimages).

The use of RPAS has promising perspectives not only for natural hazards, but also in other fields of geosciences, to support a high-resolution geological or geomorphological mapping, or to study the evolution of active processes. The high repeatability of RPAS flights and their limited costs allows the multi-temporal analysis of a studied area. However, methodologies, best practices, advantages and limitations of this kind of applications are yet unclear and/or poorly shared by the scientific community.

This session aims at exploring the open research issues and possible applications of RPAS in particular for natural hazard but also for geosciences in general, collecting experiences, case studies, and results, as well as defining methodologies and best practices for their practical use. The session will concern the contributions aiming at i) introducing new methods for using RPAS in natural hazard scenarios, including autonomous flights ii) describing the development of new onboard sensors and fusion methodologies for the acquisition data with RPAS, iii) reporting new data processing methods, e.g. based on machine learning, for image or point cloud segmentation and classification, and iv) presenting original case studies that can be considered an excellent example for the scientific community.

Please, pass this information to anyone who might be interested and feel free to contact us if you need any help or support.

Looking forward to meeting you virtually!

Warmest Regards

Daniele Giordan, Marc Adams, Yuichi S. Hayakawa, Francesco Nex, Fabio Remondino

13 JANUARY 2021 at 13:00 CET


An Abstract processing charge of €40 gross must be paid for each abstract submission. For late abstracts a higher APC of €80 gross will be invoiced.

All first authors of abstracts submitted to the General Assembly 2021 have to be 2021 EGU members. The membership can be acquired upon abstract submission.

Guidelines for abstract submission can be found at:

Additional information

Please note that participation to vEGU21 will be allowed after the payment of a registration fee.

The registration fees are waived for (a) scientists receiving an EGU award or medal, (b) scientists with a permanent affiliation in a low- or lower-middle income country according to the World Bank definition, (c) PhD candidates from all middle income countries according to the World Bank definition, (d) 2021 EGU emeritus members, and (e) undergraduate or master students.

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