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Prediction and monitoring of subsidence hazards above coal mines

Objective

Mining Subsidence Engineering is one of the most important topics in relation with coal mining. Although its occurrence, prediction and control are well known, this project will apply various innovative techniques to an old problem.

These new techniques can been subdivided considering if they will be applied to the evaluation of long term stability of roadways, long-walls or shafts (Laser Scanner survey and other geophysical non destructive techniques) for subsidence prediction; or if its application is to the subsidence control at surface (digital photo-grammetry, INSAR, seismicity).

In this field all these monitoring techniques will be linked, by GPS, to a GIS so a good land management, minimizing subsidence hazards, above existing coal mined areas will be achieved. As a consequence of this project a better protection of the environment in coal areas and an improvement of the competitive position of European coal can be assured.

Coordinator

GEOCONTROL SA
Address
Calle Cristobal Bordiu 19-21 5
Madrid
Spain

Participants (9)

ASOCIACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO INDUSTRIAL DE LOS RECURSOS NATURALES
Spain
Address
Alenza 1
Madrid
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS-ARMINES
France
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
Paris
CENTRUM ELEKTRYFIKACJI I AUTOMATYZACJI GORNICTWA EMAG*RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE FOR ELECTR. ENGINEER. & AUTOMAT. I
Poland
Address
Ulica Leopolda 31
Katowice
DEUTSCHE STEINKOHLE AG
Germany
Address
Shamrockring 1
Herne
DMT GMBH*
Germany
Address
Am Technologiepark 1
Essen
MINES RESCUE SERVICE LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Stations Leeming Lane South Mansfield Woodhouse
Mansfield
ROCK MECHANICS TECHNOLOGY LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Mill Lane Off Common Road Huthwaite
Nottingham
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET CLAUSTHAL
Germany
Address
Adolph-roemer-strasse 2A
Clausthal-zellerfeld
UK COAL MINING LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Blyth Road, Harworth
Doncaster