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Is Rize (Turkey) really at risk of collapse?

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Catapult Co-Authors: Esra Erten, Cristian Rossi & Terri Freemantle

Rize, a city with about a hundred thousand inhabitants on the Black Sea coast in the north-east of Turkey, has been reported on the 21st of February 2018 to be at high risk of collapse. For this reason, the local municipality and the government are planning radical solutions such as the relocation of the entire town centre in another place. Subsidence is occurring since the city centre has been built on artificial ground reclaimed to the sea in the 1960. Since then, many multi-floors buildings have been built despite the original planning that was forecasting a maximum of three floors per building. Moreover, the foundations of many buildings, below water level, are reported to be damaged.

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Cristian Rossi
Principal Earth Observation Specialist
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Cristian Rossi received the B.
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Sc and M Sc degrees in telecommunication engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy, and the Ph D degree in remote sensing technology from the Technical University of Munich, Germany Before joining Catapult, he was a Research Scientist with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), where he was involved in the development of the integrated TanDEM-X processor and in the definition of novel algorithms for synthetic aperture radar missions Since 2017, he has been the Principal Earth Observation Specialist at the Catapult, where he is technically leading several national and international projects focused on the exploitation of remote sensing data for land applications

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