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Array of sensors for long term seabed monitoring of geohazards

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.

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Jean Pierre HEMMERY

Participants (9)

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AKTI ENGINEERING

Greece

CAPSUM TECHNOLOGIE GMBH

Germany

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece

INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DU GLOBE DE PARIS

France

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA

Italy

NORWEGIAN GEOTECHNICAL INSTITUTE

Norway

TECNOMARE SPA - SOCIETA PER LO SVILUPPO DELLE TECNOLOGIE MARINE

Italy

THALES GEOSOLUTIONS (BELGIUM) S.A.

Belgium

University of Patras

Greece

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK3-CT-2001-00051

  • Start date

    1 January 2002

  • End date

    31 December 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 108 750

  • EU contribution

    € 1 916 500

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