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Advanced industrial microseismic monitoring

Objective

The aim of the project is to stimulate and advance research in microseismic monitoring in areas of prominent social and industrial significance. The project will foster the cooperation between academic researchers in theoretical and observational earthquake seismology and private research teams monitoring a natural or induced microseismic activity for industrial purposes. The involved academics have a reputation in moment tensor inversions, interpretations of non-double-couple focal mechanisms, seismic anisotropy, ray tracing, seismic tomography and seismic hazard assessment. The industrial partners are SMEs with high-tech equipments, long-lasting experience in monitoring microseismicity and with adequate research capacities. They can offer datasets with a potential for further fundamental research. The results of the project will contribute to seismic hazard assessment of the Bohunice nuclear power plant in Slovakia, stability of rock slopes in Norway, deep-level gold mines in South Africa and open-pit mines in Canada. The project promotes synergy between four academic institutions in two EU Member States (Czech Republic, Slovakia) with industrial partners from the EU Member State (Slovakia), the AC country (Norway), the ICPC country (South Africa) and from the OTC country (Canada). In order to establish the firm and beneficial I-A partnership, the project proposes to spend 122 research-months of secondments at partner institutions (realized by 11 researchers from Academia and by 9 researchers from Industry) and 36 research-months of recruitments (2 recruits). The project will be supervised by two top experts in microseismic monitoring Prof. F. Cornet from IPG Strasbourg and Prof. G.R. Foulger from the University of Durham, who have experience with large-scale EU and non-EU projects on natural or induced microseismicity.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/geology/seismology
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-IAPP-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-IAPP - Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP)

Coordinator

GEOFYZIKALNI USTAV AV CR, V.V.I.
Address
Bocni Ii 1401
14131 Praha 4
Czechia
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 351 164
Administrative Contact
Vaclav Vavrycuk (Dr.)

Participants (7)

ÚSTAV STRUKTURY A MECHANIKY HORNIN AV CR, V.V.I.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 27 600
Address
V Holesovickach 94/41
18209 Praha 8
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jiri Malek (Dr.)
GEOFYZIKALNY USTAV SLOVENSKEJ AKADEMIE VIED
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 14 300
Address
Dubravska Cesta 9
84528 Bratislava
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Miriam Kristekova (Dr.)
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 21 615
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Petr Bulant (Dr.)
NORSAR Innovation AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 198 934
Address
Instituttveien 25
2007 0231 Skedsmo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anders Dahle (Dr.)
PROGSEIS
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 217 959
Address
Hlboka 5969 6
91701 Trnava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juraj Sekeres (Dr.)
ENGINEERING SEISMOLOGY GROUP CANADA INC.
Canada
Address
Hyperion Court 1
K7K 7G3 Kingston
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cezar Trifu (Dr.)
ISS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 35 625
Address
Electron Street 23
7613 Die Boord, Stellenbosch
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aleksander Mendecki (Dr.)