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Mr Philip Meldrum
Geophysical tomography team, Geoscience Technologies group, British Geological Survey
BEng (Hons), Nottingham Trent Polytechnic, Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Near surface geoelectrical methods
Field instrumentation & sensor network development for near-real-time remote environmental monitoring
Development and application of electrical imaging methods: Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT); Self-Potential tomography (SPT); Induced Polarisation tomography (IPT)
Temporal monitoring: non-invasive 4D imaging of contaminant transport, saline intrusion in coastal aquifers, and unsaturated (vadose) zone processes
Wireless Sensor Networks: Application to temporal monitoring of ground processes
Geohazards: landslide investigation and monitoring
Current projects and collaboration
Principal Engineer: ‘Investigation and Monitoring of Aggregate Deposits Using Geo-Electrical Resistivity Imaging (IMAGER)’. Defra - Mineral Industry Sustainable Technology Programme Grant MA/7/G/1/007. Project partners: Tarmac, Hanson, Cemex, Lafarge, Aggregate Industries, MIRO.
EO-MINERS. Earth Observation for Monitoring and Observing Environmental and Societal Impacts of Mineral Resources Exploration and Exploitation, European Commission 7th Framework Programme.
Principal Engineer: ‘Automated time lapse electrical resistivity tomography for monitoring embankments (ALERT-ME)’. East Midlands Development Agency (EMDA) demonstration grant. Project partners: Network Rail, London Underground, British Waterways, Great Central Railway (Nottingham), G. Underwood Ltd.
Project Leader: ‘SENSORnet: Development and application of wireless senor technologies’. BGS, NERC.
Collaboration with Prof. Neil Dixon, Dept. Civil Engineering, Loughborough University into the Assessment of Landslides using Acoustic Real-time Monitoring Systems (ALARMS)
European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE), Member
Long-term Geoelectrical Monitoring to Support Nuclear Decommissioning at the Sellafield Site, UK. 2014. O Kuras, PB Wilkinson, PI Meldrum, LS Oxby, SS Uhlemann. Near Surface Geoscience 2014-20th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics
4D electrical resistivity tomography monitoring of soil moisture dynamics in an operational railway embankment. 2014. JE Chambers, DA Gunn, PB Wilkinson, PI Meldrum, E Haslam. Near Surface Geophysics 12 (1), 61-72
Geophysical-geotechnical sensor networks for landslide monitoring. 2011. Chambers, Jonathan; Meldrum, Philip; Gunn, David; Wilkinson, Paul; Merritt, Andrew; Murphy, William; West, Jared; Kuras, Oliver; Haslam, Edward; Hobbs, Peter; Pennington, Catherine; Munro, Chris. In: 2nd World Landslide Forum, Rome, Italy, 3-9 Oct 2011.
High-resolution electrical resistivity tomography monitoring of a tracer test in a confined aquifer. 2010. PB Wilkinson, PI Meldrum, O Kuras, JE Chambers, SJ Holyoake. Journal of Applied Geophysics 70 (4), 268-276
Automated monitoring of coastal aquifers with electrical resistivity tomography. 2009. RD Ogilvy, PI Meldrum, O Kuras, PB Wilkinson, JE Chambers, M Sen. Near Surface Geophysics 7 (5-6), 367-375
Acoustic emission monitoring of a soil slope: Comparisons with continuous deformation measurements. 2014. A Smith, N Dixon, P Meldrum, E Haslam, J Chambers. Géotechnique Letters 4 (October-December), 255-261