On May 8-9 2023, UC Berkeley Faculty and colleagues will be offering again the popular 2-day short course on "New Technologies for Geotechnical Infrastructure Sensing and Monitoring." The course was offered the last two years and was very well received with a total of 334 participants from 34 US States and 42 countries. You can review the participants' feedback about the course here.
The course will provide a review of some of the latest technologies that are about to, or are already impacting the way we design, maintain, or operate geo-infrastructure and the way we manage risk. Technologies to be discussed are sensor-equipped Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (or drones), 3D model creation using optical (Structure-from-Motion) and LiDAR, infrared sensing, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), wireless sensing network fundamentals, ShapeArray Accelerometers and distributed sensing using fiber optics. The instructors (Soga, Kayen, Johnson and Zekkos) have significant expertise in the technologies presented and will outline the principles of operation and the advantages and disadvantages, as well as share examples of projects where these technologies have been successfully implemented.
The course accommodates participants in all time zones by making the recorded lectures available online for one month following the completion of the course, as well as arranging "office hours" and is offering PDHs.
More information, and registration for this course can be found here: https://www.geoengfdn.org/geomonitoring