RIG - Montpellier, 4-7th April 2016

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Subsidence at Vauvert salt-mines

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50 years old industrial site of extraction of Oligocene evaporitic salt by water injection and brine pumping. Subsidence induced by salt removal is monitored, and provides a unique site to design and test innovative methods of quantifying and analysing subsidence (KemOne, Arkema, Fugro-Geoid, GM).

Thursday 7th April p.m.
Visit combined with the Maguelone experimental site (a.m.)


Image InSAR computed by FUGRO Geoid : Distribution et quantification of vertical deformation (red: ±20mm subsidence; blue: ±20mm uplift) delineating the subsidence area due to salt extraction in Vauvert.