Secesta ViaSAFE

The SECESTA ViaSAFE project provides for the development of an ICT platform suitable for using, in almost real time, the information collected by the multi-sensory system for monitoring volcanic ash created during the previous SECESTA project. The integration of the measurement system with further sensorial solutions, platforms for processing the measured data and predictive models of the transport in the atmosphere and the accumulation of volcanic ash on the ground, will enable to develop a series of services to make mobility in the metropolitan area of Catania more efficient and safer, using an effective and reliable permanent monitoring system for the phenomenon of volcanic ash fallout. The motivation that led to the realisation of the project is the need to develop a system that is able to provide qualitative and quantitative information on the state of the process observed with the aim of continuous and distributed monitoring of the quantities of interest. This system can be used to provide an “early warning” of any phenomena detected in order to plan air traffic management and runway cleaning operations in an appropriate manner. The multi-sensorial approach gives the system the ability to extract information on the observed phenomenon with an optimised degree of redundancy reducing the measurement noise and therefore also possible false alarms.

Task of PMF is to establish the HW / SW communication interfaces and to be part of the development team for the realisation of the communication protocol.

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Feb. 2020 - Jun. 2023

Total budget

1.922.544 €

Project number



PO FESR Sicilia 2014-2020

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