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Priming the Industry: An innovation in earthworks monitoring, Edinburgh

  • Lecture
  • Edinburgh
  • 08 October 2019
  • 18:15 - 19:30
Priming the Industry: An innovation in earthworks monitoring, Edinburgh

About this event

The increasing number and severity of failures in flood defences, transportation and utilities earthworks – predominantly due to extreme weather and ageing assets – has driven the development of a new geophysical ground monitoring system called PRIME (Proactive Infrastructure Monitoring and Evaluation).

This innovative technology which enables asset owners to ‘see inside’ vulnerable earthworks, providing early warnings of asset deterioration, will be showcased by Professor Jonathan Chambers of the British Geological Survey.

Registration from 5.30pm for a 6.15pm start.


For further information, please contact Payal Debroy, [email protected].


Jonathan Chambers

Jonathan Chambers

Jonathan leads the BGS’ Geophysical Tomography Team, which specialises in the development of new geophysical technologies and applications. His research has a strongly applied and industrial focus, and is concerned with geophysical, geotechnical and environmental survey and monitoring methodologies, and their application to engineering geology, groundwater, mining and slope stability problems.

He has a long track record of leading geophysical R&D projects with a range of partners, including UK government and research councils, universities, and private sector organisations from the minerals, engineering and environmental sectors.

He is a Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) Knowledge Exchange Fellow for Infrastructure and an honorary professor at the University of Bristol. He is also a Chartered Geologist with a PhD in Applied Geophysics, an MSc in Industrial Mineral, and a BSc (Hons) in Geology. He has 20 years research experience in the area of engineering geophysics, with 60 peer-reviewed journal papers and more than 100 papers at international scientific and industry conferences.

Event venue

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
125 Princes Street
Edinburgh EH2 4AD
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Lynn Dow

e: [email protected]