News from the EarlyDike project

FIG Article of the Month – August 2016 by Christian Grimm


The publication “Distributed and Sensor Based Spatial Data Infrastructure for Dike Monitoring” by Ralf Becker, Stefan Herle, Rainer Lehfeldt, Peter Fröhle, Jürgen Jensen, Till Quadflieg, Holger Schüttrumpf and Jörg Blankenbach is the article of the month August of the International Federation of Surveyors. You can find the article at

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Presentation of EarlyDike at BMBF’s kick-off seminar “Early warning systems” by Verena Krebs


Within the Geotechnologies Special Programme the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Research Foundation (DFG) defined 13 priority topics which are used to address the basic geoscientific issues of the future. EarlyDike is part of the thematic priority area “Early warning systems”. Within the same priority area there are five other projects developing methods for the early detection of natural hazards in Germany using innovative sensor and information technology. Mid-October 2015, all researchers involved in one of the projects got to know each other in Hannover. The meeting’s aim was to become acquainted with the other projects and to identify potential for comprehensive collaboration. Professor Schüttrumpf’s slides presenting EarlyDike can be found here.

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First model test at IWW by Verena Krebs


Preliminary small-scale physical model test for the installation of the intelligent geotextiles have taken place at the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resource Management (IWW). In a raised model dike with a homogenous sand mass, prototype sensors were tested for the detection of water inside the dike. After the functionality of the measuring principle could be shown, now the optimization of the interface between the sensor and the measuring device as well as further sensors for the detection of deformations is worked on.

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Last updated on 01.08.2017