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Array of sensors for long term seabed monitoring of geohazards

Objective

Understanding the slopes instability phenomena or tectonically active areas requires the capacity to measure and monitor a set of geotechnical, geodesic and chemical parameters. Although this monitoring can be achieved on shore with conventional means, its implementation on subsea areas presents numerous difficulties. The project proposes to develop and evaluate an instrumentation set enabling this monitoring, on subsea areas of about 1 km2 during up to two years. It comprises a part devoted to improving and adapting a selection of sensors to their particular implementation conditions, a part dedicated to the networking of the sensors organized in a set of distributed subsea stations for data collection. The developed system will be implemented in the Ormen Lange oil field and Gulf of Corinth, selected for the important consequences of geohazard risks on the local population and industry.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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Coordinator

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Participants (9)

AKTI ENGINEERING
Greece
Address
79/81 Botassi Street
18537 Keratsini / Pireas
CAPSUM TECHNOLOGIE GMBH
Germany
Address
Max Planck Strasse
Geesthacht
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
Address
46,7 Km Athens-sounion Avenue
19013 Anavyssos
INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DU GLOBE DE PARIS
France
Address
4 Place Jussieu
75005 Paris
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA
Italy
Address
Via Di Vigna Murata 605
Roma
NORWEGIAN GEOTECHNICAL INSTITUTE
Norway
Address
Sognsveien 72
0806 Oslo
TECNOMARE SPA - SOCIETA PER LO SVILUPPO DELLE TECNOLOGIE MARINE
Italy
Address
San Marco 3584
30124 Venezia
THALES GEOSOLUTIONS (BELGIUM) S.A.
Belgium
Address
Avenue Vandendriessche 18
1150 Bruxelles
University of Patras
Greece
Address
University Campus
26500 Patras