BGS Geophysical Tomography (GTom) provides leading-edge technology for non-invasive, geoelectrical imaging of the shallow subsurface.
The techniques (instrumentation, software and methodologies) developed by GTom are used to underpin studies in infrastructure monitoring, waste management, contaminated land remediation and the protection of groundwater and soils, as well as the detection and mitigation of natural hazards. Our PRIME technology permits complex earth systems and processes to be monitored remotely using permanent, in situ sensor networks and wireless telemetry.
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PhD students and graduates
‘Use of geophysics for the monitoring of earthen water retaining structures’
‘Coupled hydrogeophysical and geomechanical modelling of slope stability for improve early warning of landslides’
‘The use of near-surface geophysical methods for assessing the condition of transport infrastructure’
‘Assimilation of geophysical data in snow hydrology modelling
‘Early warning landslide events using computer vision and geophysical image analysis’
‘Geophysical indicators of slope stability: towards improved early warning of landslide hazards’
‘Combining geoelectrical imaging and X-ray computed tomography (CT) for improved hydraulic characterization of soils’
‘Enhancing information content in geophysical data for nuclear site characterisation’
The BGS-led UK Geoenergy Observatories project is shining a light on the subsurface’s potential to provide geothermal energy.
Experts from the BGS’s marine team are part of a major international marine research collaboration to understand more about earthquakes associated with the Japan Trench.
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