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Online Training: Terrestrial, Aerial and Subsurface Surveying and Imaging in Mining and Engineering Geology

Date:
09 February 2022
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Event type:
Contributes to CPD, Course, Virtual event, Online Training
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Geological Society Events
Venue:
Virtual event
Event status:
EVENT CLOSED

 Terrestrial & Aerial Photogrammetry & LiDAR 

This course is aimed at geoscientists and engineering geologists involved with desk studies, site characterisation and ground model development. It will provide an overview of the capabilities of these methods that are available for such assessments and the latest techniques. 

Topics covered will include the use of ground and aerial based photogrammetry, LiDAR, optical imagery and data acquisition platforms, using drones and the latest subsurface LiDAR and sonar survey techniques and applications for surveying natural cavities and mines. The presentations will give case histories on the use of the state-of-the-art methods in this technologically led and developing area of geoscience.

The first part of this course will focus on remote data acquisition using aerial data acquisition platforms using a range of drone types for photogrammetry, LiDAR and optical imagery to provide information for geological and geotechnical studies. He will show how geological mapping of remote faces can be carried out to provide joint discontinuity data for rock slope stability analysis and how long term rock slope monitoring has been carried out.

Recent case studies from the UK and overseas will be used to demonstrate the techniques and deliverables, including for recent surveys for the race tracks in Saudi Arabia and Senegal for ‘Extreme E’ Electric Rallying.
 

The second part of this course is on recent developments with Geospatial Engineering Innovations focussing on the subsurface laser scanning, multibeam sonar and remote photogrammetry geo-referenced surveying of voids and their deliverables for global geohazards.

Recent case studies will be used to demonstrate the techniques and deliverables, including gypsum mine voids, Thornegate, Carlisle, Limestone/coal mine voids, Edinburgh, Copper mine voids, Ecton Mine, Staffordshire, chalk mine voids, Pinner Wood School, Harrow, abandoned & collapsed railway tunnel, Bradford/Halifax, flooded coal mine voids, Kidsgrove Rail Station, Staffordshire, Tin mine voids, St Austell & Carbis Bay, Cornwall, a sinkhole/bellpit survey at Sappers Field, Wooburn, Buckinghamshire and remote confined space adit/culvert surveys at Folkestone Warren beneath Network Rail tracks.

An update on the speakers involvement with flooded sinkholes and mines Research & Development work on the UNEXMIN/UNEXUP project developing a remote multibeam sonar survey Artificial Intelligence robot, the recent TV5 documentary series on Sinkholes ‘Sucked to Death’ and ‘Sucked Under’ and remote drone surveys of mines via 150mm surface boreholes!

Speakers

Adrian Wilkinson, Managing Director, Chartered Geologist, SUAS Pilot at Land & Minerals Consulting Ltd

Adrian Wilkinson is an Engineering Geologist and qualified unmanned aerial system (UAS) or ‘drone’ pilot. He is a Chartered Geologist and Fellow of The Geological Society of London, a Member of the European Federation of Geologists, a Fellow of the Institute of Quarrying and a Member of the Irish Mining and Quarrying Society. He holds an honours Degree in Applied and Environmental Geology awarded from The University of Birmingham in 1993 and a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Geotechnics awarded from Camborne School of Mines in 2009. He was formerly employed by RMC (now Cemex) and then Tarmac before forming Land and Minerals Consulting Ltd in 2004. He is a ‘Geotechnical Specialist’ under the Quarries Regulations 1999, a ‘Competent Person’ as defined by the Pan-European Reserves & Resources Reporting Committee for the Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Minerals Reserves (“PERC Standard”), has advised on due diligence for mergers and acquisitions of aggregate quarries and has acted as an Expert Witness on minerals related matters. He also holds a Basic National UAS Certificate (BNUCs) to commercially fly Small Unmanned Aerial Systems.

Specialties: Site Investigations, Geotechnical Assessments, Quarry Development Plans / Working Schemes, Resource and Reserve Reporting, LiDAR Scanning and remote discontinuity mapping using Split-FX and UAV derived photogrammetry, acting as an Expert Witness.

Mark Hudson, Geoterra Ltd

Mark Hudson, Managing Director, Geoterra, will be giving a presentation on recent developments with Geospatial Engineering Innovations focussing on the subsurface laser scanning, multibeam sonar and remote photogrammetry geo-referenced surveying of voids and their deliverables for global geohazards.

Recent case studies will be used to demonstrate the techniques and deliverables, including gypsum mine voids, Thornegate, Carlisle, Limestone/coal mine voids, Edinburgh, Copper mine voids, Ecton Mine, Staffordshire, chalk mine voids, Pinner Wood School, Harrow, abandoned & collapsed railway tunnel, Bradford/Halifax, flooded coal mine voids, Kidsgrove Rail Station, Staffordshire, Tin mine voids, St Austell & Carbis Bay, Cornwall, a sinkhole/bellpit survey at Sappers Field, Wooburn, Buckinghamshire and remote confined space adit/culvert surveys at Folkestone Warren beneath Network Rail tracks.

An update on the speakers involvement with flooded sinkholes and mines Research & Development work on the UNEXMIN/UNEXUP project developing a remote multibeam sonar survey Artificial Intelligence robot, the recent TV5 documentary series on Sinkholes ‘Sucked to Death’ and ‘Sucked Under’ and remote drone surveys of mines via 150mm surface boreholes!

Registration

Registration will close 24 hours before the event takes place.
We can offer bespoke discounts on group registrations of 5 or more. Please email training@geolsoc.org.uk to enquire.

Venue

This event will be held virtually commencing at 16.00 GMT. There will be an opportunity for a Q&A at the end of each part of the course.

Delegates will receive joining instructions the day before they take place.

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Registration rates

£ 95.00
£ 125.00

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