Research for the Environment

various seismic methods


A combined exploration technique for the delineation of subsurface structures and the assessment of rock parameters

Subproject UFZ:
Combination of different seismic methods to analyses construction sites.

The utilization of an area of land as a construction site raises some important technical issues and can encompass certain financial risks. To assess appropriate construction methods and to get a reliable idea of the associated costs, precocious and accurate descriptions of the land is needed. As a consequence, there is a need for innovative technologies. Of particular importance for the characterization of a construction site is the spatial continuous characterization of the potential of ground settlement.
Due to physical reason, seismic methods are especially suitable.
Within the frame of the project, different seismic methods, i.e. Surface Wave Seismics and Refraction Tomography will be (further) developed and combined with geotechnical investigation methods.

As a result compatible applicable measuring methods, instruments and interpretation software will be available, that allows a reliable exploration of ground structures as well as the determination of realistic values of soil classification.

The project is funded by GEOTECHNOLOGIEN, a research and development programme of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Project partners:
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Geotomographie GmbH, Neuwied

combined exploration technologies


Geophysical and Hydrogeological Field Course

March 25-28, 2014 (in German)


DGG-Meeting 2014

March 10-13, 2014, in Karlsruhe- Germany

Fourth EAGE CO2 Geological Storage Workshop

April 23- 25, 2014, in Stavanger- Norway

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014

April 27 - May 02, 2014, in Vienna-Austria

EAGE Near Surface Geoscience 2014

September 14-18, 2014, in Athene-Greece

GeoFrankfurt 2014 - Dynamik des Systems Erde

September 21-14, 2014 , in Frankfurt a.M.