3D monitoring of micro-movements in the effective collision zone between African and Euro-Asian plates


Grant No.:


Grant Agency:

Czech Science Foundation (GAČR)

Resolved in:

2006 - 2008

Principal investigator:

Blahoslav Košťák, Department Engineering Geology and Geofactors, IRSM AS CR, v.v.i.


Monitoring of micro-movements on tectonic fault structures provides essential data for solution of mechanical questions concerning African – Eurasia plates collision, including complementation of GPS data. At present, there are only a few of direct 3-D field data about this type of movements, mainly for technical problems connected with this type of monitoring. Experiences of international team, results and monitoring net installed during the COST 625 project (applicant was initiator of that EU project) will be used. Results have importance for all territories of Europe, questions of geodynamic processes proceed in Earth crust (e.g. preparatory phase of earthquake as well as aseismic impulses) will be observe. Attention will be paid also to technical improvement of TM71 device and to remote transporte of monitored data.

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Project in The Research and Development and Innovation System of the Czech Republic (in Czech only)