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Advance logging investigations of aquifers in coastal environments

Objective

The goal of ALIANCE is to improve the investigation, characterisation and monitoring of coastal aquifers for vulnerability assessment. For this, ALIANCE proposes to develop a set of geophysical approaches for the quantitative evaluation of brine intrusion. This includes state-of-the-art geological, geochemical, petrophysical, logging and hydrological methods, and the design of 5 new geophysical and hydrodynamical logging/testing sensors yielding new data for model validation. Two end-member sites in terms of hydrogeological behaviour will be set up for long-term experimentation, the testing of the new tools, and the validation of site-specific experimental and modelling protocols from µm- to 100 m-scale. Active in-site testing from short and longer-term injections with variable salinity fluids will simulate over drafting or saline water intrusion. The electro-hydraulic coupling principle will be used to characterise and monitor water/brine hydrodynamics in coastal environments.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
Address
Place Eugene Bataillon
34095 Montpellier
France

Participants (7)

ADVANCED LOGIC TECHNOLOGY
Luxembourg
Address
Rue Du Lac, 18
8808 Arsdorf
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Chemin Joseph Aiguier 31
13402 Marseille
GEO ENERGY SA
France
Address
Route De Paris, 19
27100 Val De Reuil
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Eth Hoenggerberg
8093 Zurich
UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO
Spain
Address
C/. Jesús Arias De Velasco, S/n
33005 Oviedo
UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER II - SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES DU LANGUEDOC
France
Address
Place Eugène Bataillon
34095 Montpellier
UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham