OGS also manages a fleet of mobile instruments for temporary measurement campaigns following seismic events or as part of research projects.
The Mobile Lab, dedicated to seismic emergencies, consists of a van, always equipped with 7 seismometric stations (Nanometrics) for weak-motion and strong-motion recordings, to be quickly installed in post-earthquake emergency conditions.
Each station is equipped with a solar panel power supply and real-time data transmission, which can be integrated into the permanent network acquisition system. This makes it possible to operate in the difficult conditions following an earthquake and to guarantee autonomous functionality. The immediate intervention of the Mobile Laboratory integrates the data of the permanent seismic networks, following the evolution of the seismic sequence in real time.
The Mobile Network, instead, consists of 30 instruments (15 Reftek RT130, 15 Lunitek SentinelGeo) with high dynamics that allow the installation to be adapted to the type of investigation required and the transmission of data in real time on a dedicated server.
The Mobile Network is used in research projects, temporary campaigns to be carried out following seismic events with installations both in remote areas and in urban areas and inside buildings. Seismic site response studies and seismic tomography are the main use of the network, to which the study of the dynamic response of buildings has recently been added.