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.

Business Development contacts

Peter Gier

Dirk Kalinowski

Michel Stassart
Skywin BE –

Maxime Corvilain
POM Limburg BE –

René Kessen

Technology contact

Shahar Shani Kadmiel