DOMINO – Dikes and Debris Flows monitoring by Novel Optical Fiber Sensors

DOMINO (Dikes and debris flows monitoring by novel optical fiber sensors) is an European research project that aims at developing novel optical fiber sensors for the monitoring of dikes and debris flows.
DOMINO is funded by the European Commission, the Italian Ministry of Education University and Research (MIUR), the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), under the ERA-NET Cofunded WaterWorks2014 Call. This ERA-NET is an integral part of the 2015 Joint Activities developed by the Water Challenges for a Changing World Joint Programme Initiative (Water JPI).
DOMINO is exploiting optical fibers to develop a novel distributed ground vibration sensor, tailored to the monitoring of debris flows, and novel pressure sensors, to monitor dike stability. The complementary competences needed to succeed in this goal are well represented by the proponent Team, made of two units with experience in optical fiber sensors (namely, the University of Padova, Italy, and the University of Alcala, Spain) and two units with experience in geo-hydrology (namely, the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, and the Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection, CNR, Italy).


Funding source  Water JPI, European Commission – WaterWorks 2014

Period  2016 – 2019


University of Alcal, Spain; Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands; Research Institute for Geo-hydrological Protection, CNR, Italy.

Contact    Luca Palmieri