Passive seismic imaging
Key challenges in a nutshell
- 3D Passive seismic imaging
- Deliver realistic model
- Integration with other independent data
Short description of the technology
Imaging the subsurface is a key component to lower the uncertainties of the positioning of the infrastructure together with estimates of mechanical properties (elastic properties).
State of the Art: technology in existing gravitational wave detectors / TRL
Passive imaging techniques have rapidly grown in the past years and have now led to innovations available commercially as exemplified by the case of SISSTERRA above.
Intended use in the frame of the Einstein Telescope
The use will be as a pre-survey to prepare and monitor the construction phase of the infrastructure.
Improvements needed: Technological challenge for the Einstein Telescope
The passive seismic tomography could deliver more realistic geological models based on further integration of 3D geological modeling, borehole data and outcrops taking advantage of recent machine learning techniques that allow producing realistic models.
Economic perspectives of participation beyond the ET applications
We are open to any companies’ proposals.
Related projects and labs
Ongoing and future procurements
Not in E-TEST but passive seismic data are being collected.