This project is to study the feasibility for deploying an integrated real-time landslide monitoring and detection system using emerging wireless sensor network technology. The landslide monitoring and detection system will be used for the detection and early warning of rainfall-induced landslides, in three landslide prone areas in the Himalayas, India. 

The Wireless Sensor Network for real-time landslide monitoring & detection, which has been functioning in Munnar since 2008, proved its capability when it issued a real-time landslide warning in July 2009.

The Government of India have expressed interest in deploying it in other landslide-prone areas, including the rest of Kerala, Himalayan region and Maharashtra. In fact, R Chidambaram, principal scientific advisor to Government of India, visited the deployment site at Munnar with the intention of replicating the system in Northern parts of India.


Network based system for predicting landslides and providing early warnings (Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh)

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Project Details
Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh
Dr. Nirmala Vasudevan
Dr. P. Venkat Rangan
Start Date: 
Monday, October 1, 2012
Funding Agency: 
Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor, GoI