Geophysical techniques as well as techniques for geomonitoring supply precise information about underground structures. The data acquired using such techniques is obtained by non-destructive means from the air, working from the earth’s surface or from tunnels or boreholes. Further processing of the data – by applying specific methods such as tomography – makes it possible to depict the areas being investigated as three-dimensional models.
The areas of application of geophysical techniques are many and varied. They include:
- Surveys of the soil and rock
- Advance surveys for planned transport routes
- Investigations of abandoned waste dumps
- Studies for civil engineering projects
- Detection and location of objects
The aim is always to work out, for each specific project, the ideal combination of methods to create a process that is, as far as possible, non-destructive and environmentally sound.
In order to carry out exploration studies successfully we combine geophysical methods with geological and geotechnical appraisals and with geodetic data. Integrated solutions such as this provide reliability in planning and trouble-free production.