A technical solution to assess multiple data collection on beach dunes: The pilot site of Migliarino San Rossore Regional Park (Tuscany, Italy). Coastal dunes are a complex environment characterized by several biotic and abiotic factors that concur to their evolution and development. A whole comprehension of the interplay between those factors is paramount to a wider definition of dune systems: In some cases focusing on a factor at once is not suffice to get satisfying insights. Here is proposed an integrated solution involving different disciplines in order to collect in-depth datasets within a short span of time on a selected site located in the Migliarino - San Rossore - Massaciuccoli Regional Park (Tuscany, Italy). Geological (geomorphology, sedimentology, and geophysics) and biological aspects of the coastal dunes will be assessed using traditional survey analyses and integrated with state-of-the-art technologies (UAV flights, wireless sensors) to get an all-around characterization of the ecosystem. A Wireless Sensor Network will be set up on the selected site to measure in real-time physical parameters such as wind speed and direction, soil moisture and sand dune volume and height variations. The ensuing data will be stored to create a database that might be used for management purposes. The aim of the paper is to provide a modern, inexpensive, and easy to reproduce system to monitor the evolution of any coastal dune field.

A technical solution to assess multiple data collection on beach dunes: The pilot site of migliarino San Rossore regional park (Tuscany, Italy)

BERTONI, Duccio;
2014

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A technical solution to assess multiple data collection on beach dunes: The pilot site of Migliarino San Rossore Regional Park (Tuscany, Italy). Coastal dunes are a complex environment characterized by several biotic and abiotic factors that concur to their evolution and development. A whole comprehension of the interplay between those factors is paramount to a wider definition of dune systems: In some cases focusing on a factor at once is not suffice to get satisfying insights. Here is proposed an integrated solution involving different disciplines in order to collect in-depth datasets within a short span of time on a selected site located in the Migliarino - San Rossore - Massaciuccoli Regional Park (Tuscany, Italy). Geological (geomorphology, sedimentology, and geophysics) and biological aspects of the coastal dunes will be assessed using traditional survey analyses and integrated with state-of-the-art technologies (UAV flights, wireless sensors) to get an all-around characterization of the ecosystem. A Wireless Sensor Network will be set up on the selected site to measure in real-time physical parameters such as wind speed and direction, soil moisture and sand dune volume and height variations. The ensuing data will be stored to create a database that might be used for management purposes. The aim of the paper is to provide a modern, inexpensive, and easy to reproduce system to monitor the evolution of any coastal dune field.
Bertoni, Duccio; Alquini, Fernanda; Bini, Monica; Ciccarelli, Daniela; Giaccari, Riccardo; Pozzebon, Alessandro; Ribolini, Adriano; Sarti, Giovanni
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