128.079 Geophysical data acquisition
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, PR, 2.0h, 2.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.5
  • Type: PR Project

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

1)      plan and conduct geophysical surveys with standard methods applied in engineering and environmental investigations

2)      evaluate the quality of the measurements as well as pre-process the data for the inversion

Subject of course

This lecture introduces the basis of the geophysical mrthods relevant for the practical application in engineering and environmental investigations, namely:

  • Electrical methods: Vertical Electrical Sounding (VES) and Electrical resistivity Tomography ERT)
  • Electromagnetic (EM) methods: low-induction number EM imaging (EMI), transient electromagnetic (TEM)
  • Refraction Seismic Tomography (RST)


Teaching methods

  • Practical experience on the realization of geophysical methods and conduction of field procedures under the supervision with experts on the field.
  • Hands-on learning on the use of modern geophysical instruments and handling of the data on the field
  • Self-organization and management in small teams for the efficient and successful conduction of geophysical measurements and the corresponding coordinates with geodetical methods
  • Self-management for the preparation of field protocols (with schematic representations of field geometries) as well as back-up and organization of the data for further processing and inversion
  • Use of python routines  for the visualization of the data and the evaluation of data quality


Mode of examination


Additional information

Registration in TISS

End of registration 29.05.2020

Organizatory meeting:
09.03.2020 between 11:30 and 12:30 am
Wiedner Hauptstraße 8/E120
FH Sem.R. DA grün 02 B

Feldtermin 15. June - 19. June 2020  (the entire day).




Course dates

Mon11:00 - 13:0009.03.2020 Sem.R. DA grün 02 BOrganizatory meeting
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

  • Responsible work on the field during the entire campaign
  • Delivery of a technical report with the description of the data collected
  • Delivery of the collected data properly organized and described

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
31.01.2020 08:00 01.06.2020 23:30 13.06.2020 10:00

Registration modalities:

Registration please in TISS


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 221 Geodesy and Geoinformation 4. Semester


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