Technology Platform 2

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Field Testing and Monitoring Equipment

Leader: Liam Wotherspoon
Deputy Leader: Quincy Ma & Geoff Rodgers

 

Experimental field testing and monitoring equipment at several QuakeCoRE institutions (UC, UA, GNS Science) is currently utilised by researchers for multi-institutional research.  This Technology Platform builds on New Zealand leadership in field testing to focus on the further development and applications of these testing technologies and dissemination of their obtained field data to inform QuakeCoRE research.


 

Key Thrust Areas

 
 

1: Training

Training of research personnel on state-of-the-art field-testing techniques and equipment.

  • Deliverable 1.1: 100%
  • Develop instrumentation and signal processing training.
    Timeline: 1/12/2016 - 31/6/2018
  • Deliverable 1.2: 50%
  • Perform regular field testing and monitoring training events for QuakeCoRE researchers.
    Timeline: 1/1/2018 - 31/12/2020
 

2: Standardised Techniques

The development of standardised methodologies, protocols and software to assist in real-time acquisition of field data.

  • Deliverable 2.1: 100%
  • Develop framework for efficient implementation of geophysical field testing.
    Timeline: 1/6/2016 - 31/6/2017
  • Deliverable 2.2: 100%
  • Develop QuakeCoRE best practice guidelines and software for active geophysical testing and monitoring.
    Timeline: 1/6/2016 - 31/12/2017
  • Deliverable 2.3: 100%
  • Develop a repository and guidelines for field testing and monitoring data and metadata archiving.
    Timeline: 1/1/2017 - 31/8/2018
  • Deliverable 2.4: 63%
  • Develop QuakeCoRE post-earthquake reconnaissance strategy.
    Timeline: 1/3/2017 - 31/6/2020
  • Deliverable 2.5: 75%
  • Develop geophysical field investigation best-practice guidelines and training materials.
    Timeline: 1/1/2018 - 31/12/2019
  • Deliverable 2.6: 75%
  • Develop post-event structural and geotechnical monitoring strategy with GeoNet.
    Timeline: 1/1/2018 - 31/12/2019
  • Deliverable 2.7: 75%
  • Develop post-event structural and geotechnical monitoring strategy with GeoNet.
    Timeline: 1/1/2018 - 31/12/2019
 

3: Implementation of equipment

Implementation of field monitoring equipment (e.g. in collaboration with GeoNet) for long term monitoring studies with data available to all QuakeCoRE researchers.

  • Deliverable 3.1: 100%
  • Develop and implement University of Canterbury building monitoring systems in partnership with GeoNet.
    Timeline: 1/6/2016 - 31/3/2017
  • Deliverable 3.2: 100%
  • Develop efficient computational tools to interact with GeoNet BIP database.
    Timeline: 1/12/2016 - 31/12/2018
  • Deliverable 3.3: 63%
  • Implement low cost building instrumentation into GeoNet monitored buildings.
    Timeline: 1/3/2017 - 31/12/2020
 

4: Advanced techniques

The development of advanced field testing and monitoring techniques that push beyond or function at the high-end of current practice.

  • Deliverable 4.1: 100%
  • Develop direct-push crosshole methodology and its implementation.
    Timeline: 1/6/2016 - 31/6/2017
  • Deliverable 4.2: 100%
  • Develop seismically-induced ground deformations system using magnetic trackers.
    Timeline: 1/3/2017 - 31/12/2017
  • Deliverable 4.3: 25%
  • Develop at least one additional advanced field testing technique.
    Timeline: 1/1/2019 - 31/12/2020