Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana - Vol. 41/2016

Semiautomatic geomechanical characterization of Punta Gabbianara rock mass (Giglio Island, Italy)

Giulia Dotta (a), Federica Ferrigno (a) & Massimiliano Nocentini (a)
(a) University of Florence - Department of Earth Science, via La Pira 4, 50121 Firenze, Italy. E-mail:

Volume: 41/2016
Pages: 305-308


On January 13th 2012, the cruise ship Costa Concordia was stranded in front of Punta Gabbianara, in the North-Western coast of Giglio Island (Tuscany, Italy). To support the Search and Rescue (SaR) and removal operations, a sophisticated monitoring system was implemented. The Terrestrial Laser Scanner device was integrated in a ground-based monitoring system network, to detect the vessel displacements. The location of this instrument permitted to perform a semiautomatic geomechanical survey of the observed portion of Punta Gabbianara rock mass. Furthermore, a traditional geomechanical field survey was performed to integrate the results of the semiautomatic processing.


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