DAMAST - Dams and Seismicity

Project Meeting with Georgian Partners in Karlsuhe

In January 2020, two project partners from Georgia visited Karlsruhe. Besides discussions about the recent work on the DAMAST project, visits of several institutes at KIT and the Black Forest Observatory were realized



Monday January 27

9 a.m. Welcome in the Deans Office, Introduction to KIT (F. Schilling)

10:30-11:00 Welcome and Introduction to IWG (F. Nestmann)

11:00-11:30 Demonstration of First Results (S. Hilgert)

11:30-12:30 Lunch

12:30-13:00 Presentation of Pump-storage power plant downstream Enguri dam (M. Kalabegishvili / L. Mebonia)

13:00-13:30 Presentation of Flushing Plans in 2020 close to bottom outlets (M. Kalabegishvili/ L. Mebonia) and discussion of the timing of the sediment coring

13:30-14.00 Discussion of options for sediment reduction in the reservoir

14:00-14:30 Lab visit IWG 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Meeting at the European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER)

  • Introduction to the EIFER sensor technique (R. Zorn, Eifer)
  • Discussion of proposed locations for fixed temperature monitoring sensors and mobile multisensor locations (R.Zorn, Eifer)
  • Plans for borehole monitoring (B. Müller, R. Zorn)

Tuesday January 28 Excursion to Power Plant Iffezheim

9:30 a.m. Departure at Hotel (Mini-Bus of Geodetic Institute)

Visit of Black Forest area with lunch-break

Visit to Black Forest Observatory

Wednesday January 29

10-12 a.m. Meeting at the Geodetic Institute:

  • ongoing geodetic measurements at the Enguri dam (Engurhesi, GTU)
  • repeated geodetic surveys of a small dam in the Black Forest (KIT)
  • the planned geodetic/remote sensing concept of DAMAST (KIT)
  • how can we combine the existing and the new monitoring data/approaches within the DAMAST project?