Fibre Optic Sensing in Geosciences

Silixa to present at EGU’s Galileo Conference on Fibre Optic Sensing in Geosciences on 16–20 June 2024

Join us at EGU’s Galileo Conference on Fibre Optic Sensing in Geosciences on 16–20 June 2024 in Catania, Italy.

The conference is to foster discussions among the diverse community involved in this field, including geoscientists, photonic experts, instrument manufacturers and fibre optic network providers.

Dr. Athena Chalari, Silixa’s Business Development Manager Environmental & Earth Sciences, will present on “Shallow geothermal energy recovery and storage monitoring using Distributed Fibre Optic Sensing (DFOS) systems– UK Geoenergy Observatories, in Glasgow and Cheshire, UK”, on 17 June 2024 at 14.50 pm. Her presentation will give an overview of the fibre optic sensing capability deployed at the Glasgow and Cheshire Observatories.

The transition to renewable energies requires adaptation of existing technologies and the development of new techniques. Geothermal energy could play an important part in the development of “green” energy industries for climate change mitigation and diversification of energy sources.

Distributed fibre optic sensing (DFOS) solutions provide flexible, multi-parameter measurements for the exploration and exploitation of the full range of geothermal resources, from shallow borehole, ground source heat to hydrothermal geothermal projects and Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS). The UK Geoenergy Observatories are new national facilities for research and innovation in shallow geothermal energy recovery and storage with field test sites in Cheshire and Glasgow, UK.

Our second presentation, a poster presentation, titled “Comparing DAS and DSS for Low Frequency Strain Sensing Applications” will be presented on 17 June 2024 between 17:45–18:45  on Corte Mariella Lo Giudice (ground floor).

This talk will compare DAS and DSS for different applications, with some emphasis on low frequency timescales. First, the techniques will be reviewed from a technological perspective, before giving comparative lab data to demonstrate the insights provided by each technique. Following this, some example field data will be presented, further showing the strengths of DAS and DSS, particularly for low frequency applications.

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EGU’s Galilelo Conference 2024 —  Fibre Optic Sensing in Geosciences