Monitoring and early warning
Monitoring and early warning

Monitoring & early warning – it’s not just about technology.

The challenge lays in knowing what aspect of a hazard needs to be measured, how should it be measured, and where should the measurement sensors be located to ensure lead time for early warning.

Our strength in monitoring and early warning comes from experience and understanding of geological and hydro-meteorological hazards allowing us to develop techniques and integrated systems for measuring and interpreting hazards, such as landslide, rock fall release areas, debris and mud flows, glacial lakes outburst floods, snow avalanche etc.

Our monitoring & early warning uses a variety of technologies:
  • Crackmeters and extensometers
  • Inclinometers
  • Pressure transducers
  • Soil moisture and suction
  • Microseismic sensing & logging
  • Low energy wireless data loggers
  • GSM/GPRS/Wireless/Irridium data communication
  • Distributed, wireless data hopping systems
  • Solar and fuel cell remote power systems


  • Portable radar interferometry
  • Long range terrestrial laser scanning
  • UAV imaging and laser scanning
  • Radar movement detection
  • Automated GPS