! ! ! DAMAST in Corona Crisis ! ! !

Despite the Corona crisis most of the on-site activities, such as building of stations or drilling of wells have been completed with ca. half a year of delay. Thanks to all colleagues and partners. We are in permanent contact with our Georgian partners and prepare to finalize the remaining installations and of course also pursue the other activities such as modelling and analysis of the already compiled data.


Field Trip Overview




Field Trip May


Client II Conference

(presentation, poster)



Kick-off Meeting October


Field Trip October


Field Trip November




National Kick-Off Meeting


Project Meeting


Field Trip Aug/Sept/Oct

2021 Field Trip April Field Trip June Field Trip September/October Field Trip December  
2022 Field Trip March        


Recent Activities and Results from the Different Working Groups


Stress and Pressure Compilation

Geomechanic investigation of water level induced pore pressure

and stress. >>Read more


Regional Deformation Monitoring

Monitoring of Regional deformation by PS InSAR and GPS/GNSS

campaigns.>>Read more


Seismic Monitoring

Plan of seismic station locations based on October field trip.

>>Read more


Local Structural Monitoring with GB-SAR and Low Cost Monitoring Tool

Dam monitoring with ground based SAR (shown in position of

observation point West). >>Read more


Sedimentation and Sediment Characterization

Identification of sedimentary layers and investigation of sediment

properties. >>Read more


Concept for an integrated and modular early warning system (CEDIM)

A modern early warning system for safe operation providing

sustainable energy and minimizing risks. >>Read more


Next steps / Upcoming activities:

Drilling and logging (postponed due to Corona)

March 26/27 2020 Course at KTB Drillsite Windisch-Eschenbach for PhD-Students for core orientation, core description etc.

March 30 – April 1 2020 Course: Spatial Models for Categorical Data in Earth Science. Topics:

  • review established geostatistical approaches
  • present state-of-the-art geometric 3D geological modelling concepts
  • introduce a set of modern tools for considering uncertainties in spatial predictions of categorical data
  • describe concepts from information theory and the link to the analysis of uncertainties in these data sets; and
  • discuss modelling and visualisation of uncertainties of categorical spatial data

Set-up of numerical models:

  • 3D regional structural model (Rhino)
  • 3D regional FE-model (Hypermesh)
  • Geomechanical characterisation of the Enguri including real geometry and stress data (Abaqus)
  • 2D model for stresses around the power tunnel (Abaqus)