TXT-tool 2.385-1.2: Landslide Comprehensive Monitoring System: The Grohovo Landslide Case Study, Croatia

  • Željko ArbanasEmail author
  • Snježana Mihalić Arbanas
  • Martina Vivoda Prodan
  • Josip Peranić
  • Sanja Dugonjić Jovančević
  • Vedran Jagodnik


The Grohovo Landslide is located on the north-eastern slope of the Rječina Valley, Croatia and it was reactivated in 1996 at the location of the landslide from 19th century. In 2009 the Croatian-Japanese joint research project “Risk identification and Land-Use Planning for Disaster Mitigation of Landslides and Floods in Croatia” was initiated and the Grohovo Landslide was chosen as a pilot area for monitoring system development. A comprehensive monitoring system was designed and installed. Integrated monitoring system consists of survey using GPS and robotic total station so as geotechnical monitoring using long span and sort span wire extensometers, inclinometers, pore pressure gauges and rain gauges. All measurements will be integrated in GIS for landslide risk management and early warning system. The monitoring results should provide a basis for develop and validate confidential numerical models and adequate hazard management.


Landslide Monitoring system Early warning system 



Equipment used in the study was obtained with financial support from the SATREPS (Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development) program, financed by the Japan Science and Technology Agency and Japan International Cooperation Agency through the Project Risk Identification and Land-Use Planning for Disaster Mitigation of Landslides and Floods in Croatia. This support is gratefully acknowledged.

This work is an expanded version of the papers published and presented on the 11th International & 2nd North American Symposium on Landslides, held in Banff, Canada in 2012, World Landslide Forum 3, Landslide Science for a Safer Geoenvironment, held in Beijing, China, and SATREPS Workshop on Landslide Risk Assessment Technology, held in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2014.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Željko Arbanas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Snježana Mihalić Arbanas
    • 2
  • Martina Vivoda Prodan
    • 1
  • Josip Peranić
    • 1
  • Sanja Dugonjić Jovančević
    • 1
  • Vedran Jagodnik
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Civil EngineeringUniversity of RijekaRijekaCroatia
  2. 2.Faculty of MiningGeology and Petroleum EngineeringUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia

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