SIT4ME is a consortium made up of 4 institutions which offer a wide range of technical capacities. The consortium core consist of 2 universities, a R+D Institution and a service company.
Jointly all partners cover broad spectrum of data acquisition instrumentation from controlled source to passive recording and high resolution caracterization. They assure data analysis and processing software (commercial and academic) and High Perfomance Computing facilities.
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Spanish National Research Council
Geosciences Barcelona - CSIC (GEO3BCN-CSIC)
Instituto de Geociencias - UCM - CSIC
The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is the largest public institution dedicated to research in Spain and the third largest in Europe. The CSIC has 70 fully own institutes or centres distributed throughout Spain and 53 Joint Research Units with universities or other R+D institutions. CSIC has considerable experience in developing R&D projects and training of research personnel. Four CSIC institutes are devoted to Earth Sciences disciplines (seismology and geophysics, mineral exploration, hydrothermal systems, recycling and substitution of natural resources, volcanism, applied mineralogy, geo-microbiology, geodynamics and numerical modelling). Basic and applied R&D in the subsurface is carried out with a tight collaboration with industry in energy, mineral resources, geotechnical, and environmental sectors. The research group involved leads the characterization and monitoring studies for Spanish CCS program; does natural resource oriented research in North Caribbean, Norwegian margins, Atlas, Zagros, Canary Archipelago.
Two institutes of CSIC are taking part in this project, both of them devoted to the Earth Sciences: Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera and Instituto de Geociencias, a mixed center composed by researchers from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) and CSIC.
DMT GmbH & Co. KG
DMT is a private limited company under German law (DMT GmbH & Co. KG). In particular, DMT is a service provider for the international mining industry with customers in mainly all relevant mining regions worldwide. The Department for Engineering Geophysics provide services to exploration companies, junior and senior mining companies, and also for international customers in infrastructural projects.
Within several projects, DMT has gained deep and long-term knowledge and experience in using different active and passive seismic methods for acquisition of high quality data for different exploration purposes. From these operational experiences, there is a big potential for further development of an application for seismic interferometry in underground mines. The technique needs to be adjusted in a way that it can replace active seismic techniques, e.g., for the identification of disturbances, hazards, faults, etc. during the construction phases of roadways (ahead of the roadway; ahead of the tunnel) and/or for the high resolution exploration of the next exploitation depth level in the mine.
Teknische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg
Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg
TU Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF, Institute of Geophysics and Geoinformatics) has a strong background in the development and application of advanced seismic imaging techniques (in particular pre-stack depth migration) on a wide variety of environments and scales, ranging from deep seismic sounding of the lithosphere to engineering seismology, including imaging ahead of the tunnel face. The institute has its own successful BSc- and MSc Geophysics program with currently 10+ PhD students dedicated to seismic imaging projects.
UU has a strong root in research and development related to applied geophysics. Its geophysics program ranks among the best of leading institutions. They currently host more than 25 PhD students, half of which conduct research in the exploration seismology. Among several others, UU currently leads StartGeoDelineation (ERA-MIN 1), KIC network of infrastructure (I-EDDA) and TRUST (TRansparent Underground infraSTructures). The program has led projects in mineral exploration within EU, Middle East, Canada and Africa.