An agreement has been signed between the Campania Region and the Department of Science and Technology of the University of Sannio for the study of the evolution of the Montaguto (AV) landslide with integrated monitoring techniques. The large landslide phenomenon, which has been under the attention of the Civil Protection Department since 2010, affects the municipal area of Montaguto, the SS90 delle Puglie and the Benevento-Foggia railway line, strategic infrastructures connecting Campania and Puglia.
The largest active landslide in Europe, with 3 km of extension and 6 million cubic meters of land, is continuously monitored. Now, following the agreement with the UniSannio Department, the monitoring activities will be significantly strengthened and specific instruments for the implementation of study and research activities will be implemented. The data collected and the results of the research will be shared with the Civil Protection of the Campania Region.
"This is information that has a strong scientific interest but at the same time can contribute to the initiation of timely actions in the management of the landslide," said prof. Francesco Guadagno who, together with Professor Paola Revellino, is the scientific director of the research activity program. An international case of relevant scientific impact both for the extent and for the management method.