Assessment of Landslides using Acoustic Real-time Monitoring Systems (ALARMS): Sensor Technical Development

Lead Research Organisation: Loughborough University
Department Name: Civil and Building Engineering

Abstract

Slope failures annually cause many thousands of deaths and damage built environment infrastructure world-wide. There is an urgent need for low cost instrumentation that can provide an early warning of slope instability to enable evacuation of vulnerable people and timely repair and maintenance of critical infrastructure. This project aims to design and assess field performance of a prototype acoustic slope displacement rate sensor. Sensors developed through research will be re-engineered and these new sensors will be installed at problem road and rail slopes to investigate how they perform compared to traditional more costly instrumentation.
 
Description This project resulted in a revised design of the Slope ALARMS sesnor that requires less power (with collaborating partner British Geological Survey). It also extended the number of field trials of the sensor and compared performance with traditional deformation monitoring methods. Additional sensors have been installed at a large rock slide complex in the Italian Alps in collaboration with CNR, Italy, and monitoring has detected deformation events in response to rainfall events. In addition, monitoring at a Network Rail cutting, an Environment Agency flood embankment and at a coastal landslides with CH2M (now Jacobs) has demonstrated the robustness of the measurement technique and provided proof that the Slope ALARMS sensors can detect periods of slope deformation and indicate displacement rates.

The success of this project has led to development of the Community Slope SAFE sensors that are specifically designed for use on low and middle income countries where loss of life from landslides is high. Demonstrated performance of the Slope ALARMS sensors enabled optimisation of the Community Slope SAFE system for very low cost. A design has been completed and sensors systems manufactured. A trial of the sensors is in progress in Malaysia with a community group with the system installed on a slope in March 2017, and a second trial slope site was instrumented in Myanmar in March 2018. This second trial included training youths in the community to maintain the system.
Exploitation Route Slope ALARMS has the potential to become a standard monitoring approach for detecting landslides. A project has been completed with German company INGLAS to develop and trial a slope monitoring system, incorporating Slope ALARMS, for the Austrian Railways. Discussions are in progress with potential collaborators around the world to carry out further site trials. The very low cost Community Slope SAFE sensor system that has resulted from the success of the Slope ALARMS system could make a significant impact by saving lives in low and middle income countries that currently can't afford to monitor unstable slopes. The technology and knowhow developed through this and associated research projects has been licensed by Loughborough University to RST Instruments Ltd. RST will further develop, manufacture and distribute acoustic emission slope monitoring systems world-wide, with sales commencing in 2019.
Sectors Construction,Environment,Transport

URL http://www.slopealarms.co.uk
 
Description Outputs from trial sites of both the Slope ALARMS and Community Slope SAFE systems developed have been used by stakeholders in UK, Italy, Austria, Malaysia and Canada to manage problem slopes and they have demonstrated to end users the benefits of the new approach that has been developed. Loughborough University have now licensed the technology and knowhow to RST Instruments Ltd who will further develop, manufacture and distribute acoustic emission slope monitoring systems world-wide, including in low and middle income countries where loss of life from landslides is highest. It is anticipated that sales of sensor systems will commence in 2019, facilitating take up of the technology developed through the research.
First Year Of Impact 2012
Sector Construction,Environment,Transport
Impact Types Societal,Economic

 
Description Assessment, Costing and enHancement of long lIfe, Long Linear assEtS (ACHILLES)
Amount £4,872,904 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R034575/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2018 
End 12/2022
 
Description Community Slope SAFE: Design for Manufacture
Amount £47,532 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description Community Slope SAFE: Malaysia Field Trial
Amount £26,615 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description European Commision Pre-commercial procurement
Amount € 58,105 (EUR)
Organisation Austrian Research Promotion Agency 
Sector Public
Country Austria
Start 02/2013 
End 05/2016
 
Description Loughborough University
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Funding ID Enterprise Project Group 
Organisation Loughborough University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2012 
End 10/2012
 
Description Slope ALARMS 'Lite': Protecting Vulnerable Global Communities
Amount £110,000 (GBP)
Organisation Loughborough University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2013 
End 09/2015
 
Description Geotechnical Observations Ltd 
Organisation Geotechnical Observations
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
Start Year 2007
 
Description Landslide monitoring and early warning, Hakha, Myanmar, using the Community Slope SAFE acoustic emission system 
Organisation Datalink Electronics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Supply of Community Slope SAFE acoustic emission monitoring systems. Field work for installation of the instrumentation and ongoing support services. Presentations at workshops and contributions to project meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Datalink were contracted to manufacture the Community Slope SAFE sensor systems. FHI360 are contributing to the field work, project meetings and workshops.
Impact Initial phase of trial in progress, no impact yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Landslide monitoring and early warning, Hakha, Myanmar, using the Community Slope SAFE acoustic emission system 
Organisation FHI 360
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Supply of Community Slope SAFE acoustic emission monitoring systems. Field work for installation of the instrumentation and ongoing support services. Presentations at workshops and contributions to project meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Datalink were contracted to manufacture the Community Slope SAFE sensor systems. FHI360 are contributing to the field work, project meetings and workshops.
Impact Initial phase of trial in progress, no impact yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Landslide monitoring and early warning, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, using the Community Slope SAFE acoustic emission system 
Organisation Datalink Electronics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Supply of Community Slope SAFE acoustic emission monitoring systems. Field work for installation of the instrumentation and ongoing support services. Presentations at workshops and contributions to project meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Datalink were contracted to manufacture the Community Slope SAFE sensor systems. JKR, SlopeWatch and USM are contributing to the field work, project meetings and workshops.
Impact Engagement and increased awareness of landslide monitoring and early warning.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Landslide monitoring and early warning, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, using the Community Slope SAFE acoustic emission system 
Organisation Government of Malaysia
Department Malaysian Public Works Department
PI Contribution Supply of Community Slope SAFE acoustic emission monitoring systems. Field work for installation of the instrumentation and ongoing support services. Presentations at workshops and contributions to project meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Datalink were contracted to manufacture the Community Slope SAFE sensor systems. JKR, SlopeWatch and USM are contributing to the field work, project meetings and workshops.
Impact Engagement and increased awareness of landslide monitoring and early warning.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Landslide monitoring and early warning, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, using the Community Slope SAFE acoustic emission system 
Organisation SlopeWatch
PI Contribution Supply of Community Slope SAFE acoustic emission monitoring systems. Field work for installation of the instrumentation and ongoing support services. Presentations at workshops and contributions to project meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Datalink were contracted to manufacture the Community Slope SAFE sensor systems. JKR, SlopeWatch and USM are contributing to the field work, project meetings and workshops.
Impact Engagement and increased awareness of landslide monitoring and early warning.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Landslide monitoring and early warning, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, using the Community Slope SAFE acoustic emission system 
Organisation University of Science Malaysia
Country Malaysia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Supply of Community Slope SAFE acoustic emission monitoring systems. Field work for installation of the instrumentation and ongoing support services. Presentations at workshops and contributions to project meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Datalink were contracted to manufacture the Community Slope SAFE sensor systems. JKR, SlopeWatch and USM are contributing to the field work, project meetings and workshops.
Impact Engagement and increased awareness of landslide monitoring and early warning.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Monitoring of an Environment Agency flood embankment, South Ferriby, UK, using the Slope ALARMS acoustic emission system 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Supply of Slope ALARMS acoustic emission monitoring systems. Field work for installation of the instrumentation and ongoing support services. Presentations and contributions to project meetings.
Collaborator Contribution EA funded the installation of the instrumentation. They also provided staff time to support the work and attend project meetings.
Impact Low cost real-time slope monitoring to inform risk management for the protection of people and infrastructure.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Monitoring the BIONICS embankment, Newcastle, UK, using the Slope ALARMS acoustic emission system 
Organisation Durham University
Department School of Engineering and Computing Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Supply of Slope ALARMS acoustic emission monitoring systems. Field work for installation of the instrumentation and ongoing support services. Presentations at workshops and contributions to project meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Both Durham and Newcastle supported the field work activities and are involved in project meetings.
Impact PhD thesis: Quantification of slope deformation behaviour using acoustic emission monitoring
Start Year 2014
 
Description Monitoring the BIONICS embankment, Newcastle, UK, using the Slope ALARMS acoustic emission system 
Organisation Newcastle University
Department School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Supply of Slope ALARMS acoustic emission monitoring systems. Field work for installation of the instrumentation and ongoing support services. Presentations at workshops and contributions to project meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Both Durham and Newcastle supported the field work activities and are involved in project meetings.
Impact PhD thesis: Quantification of slope deformation behaviour using acoustic emission monitoring
Start Year 2014
 
Description Monitoring the Flat Cliffs and Scarborough Spa slopes, North Yorkshire, UK, using the Slope ALARMS acoustic emission system 
Organisation CH2M HILL
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Supply of Slope ALARMS acoustic emission monitoring systems. Field work for installation of the instrumentation and ongoing support services. Presentations at workshops and contributions to project meetings.
Collaborator Contribution SBC provided funds for the boreholes at both the Scarborough Spa and Flat Cliffs sites, in which the Slope ALARMS systems were installed. CH2M provided in-kind support through staff time for project meetings and field data collection.
Impact Conference paper: Performance of an acoustic emission monitoring system to detect subsurface ground movement at Flat Cliffs, North Yorkshire, UK. PhD thesis: Quantification of slope deformation behaviour using acoustic emission monitoring. Journal article: Photographic feature: Acoustic emission monitoring of coastal slopes in NE England, UK
Start Year 2011
 
Description Monitoring the Flat Cliffs and Scarborough Spa slopes, North Yorkshire, UK, using the Slope ALARMS acoustic emission system 
Organisation Scarborough Borough Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Supply of Slope ALARMS acoustic emission monitoring systems. Field work for installation of the instrumentation and ongoing support services. Presentations at workshops and contributions to project meetings.
Collaborator Contribution SBC provided funds for the boreholes at both the Scarborough Spa and Flat Cliffs sites, in which the Slope ALARMS systems were installed. CH2M provided in-kind support through staff time for project meetings and field data collection.
Impact Conference paper: Performance of an acoustic emission monitoring system to detect subsurface ground movement at Flat Cliffs, North Yorkshire, UK. PhD thesis: Quantification of slope deformation behaviour using acoustic emission monitoring. Journal article: Photographic feature: Acoustic emission monitoring of coastal slopes in NE England, UK
Start Year 2011
 
Description Monitoring the Grossreifling slope, Austria, using the Slope ALARMS acoustic emission system 
Organisation INGLAS GmbH & Co. KG
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Supply of Slope ALARMS acoustic emission monitoring systems. Field work for installation of the instrumentation and ongoing support services. Presentations at workshops and contributions to project meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Inglas provided support for the field work activities and have attended project meetings/workshops.
Impact Conference paper: Strategies for rock slope failure early warning using acoustic emission monitoring
Start Year 2013
 
Description Monitoring the Hollin Hill landslide, North Yorkshire, UK, using the Slope ALARMS acoustic emission system 
Organisation British Geological Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Supply of Slope ALARMS acoustic emission monitoring systems. Field work for installation of the instrumentation and ongoing support services. Presentations at workshops and contributions to project meetings.
Collaborator Contribution BGS provided in-kind support through staff time for field work, project meetings/workshops and development of publications.
Impact Journal papers: Acoustic emission monitoring of a soil slope: Comparisons with continuous deformation measurements Quantification of reactivated landslide behaviour using acoustic emission monitoring Assessment of ground-based monitoring techniques applied to landslide investigations Inclinometer casings retrofitted with acoustic real-time monitoring systems Reconstruction of landslide movements by inversion of 4D electrical resistivity tomography monitoring data Conference papers: An acoustic emission slope displacement rate sensor - case studies Acoustic emission monitoring of active waveguides to quantify slope stability PhD thesis: Quantification of slope deformation behaviour using acoustic emission monitoring
Start Year 2009
 
Description Monitoring the Passo della Morte landslide, north-east Italy, using the Slope ALARMS acoustic emission system 
Organisation National Research Council
Country Italy 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Supply of Slope ALARMS acoustic emission monitoring systems. Field work for installation of the instrumentation and ongoing support services. Presentations at workshops and contributions to project meetings.
Collaborator Contribution CNR funded the drilling of the boreholes, in which the Slope ALARMS systems were installed. They also supported ongoing field work activities and attended meetings.
Impact Conference paper: An acoustic emission slope displacement rate sensor - case studies
Start Year 2010
 
Description Monitoring the Peace River landslide, Alberta, Canada, using the Slope ALARMS acoustic emission system 
Organisation Government of Alberta
Department Ministry of Transportation
Country Canada 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Supply of Slope ALARMS acoustic emission monitoring systems. Field work for installation of the instrumentation and ongoing support services. Presentations at workshops and contributions to project meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Queen's University provided time to help with the field work and participated in regular project meetings. Alberta Transportation provided funds for the borehole drilling, in which the instrumentation was installed. Thurber Engineering provided time to help with the field work and ongoing maintenance of the system at the site, and made arrangements to facilitate Dr Alister Smith's visits to Canada to perform the field work. Thurber also provided materials for the installation and participate in project meetings.
Impact Conference paper: Listening for Landslides: Method, Measurements and the Peace River Case Study Journal paper: Correlation of acoustic emissions with patterns of movement in an extremely slow moving landslide at Peace River, Alberta, Canada
Start Year 2013
 
Description Monitoring the Peace River landslide, Alberta, Canada, using the Slope ALARMS acoustic emission system 
Organisation Queen's University
Department Faculty of Civil Engineering
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Supply of Slope ALARMS acoustic emission monitoring systems. Field work for installation of the instrumentation and ongoing support services. Presentations at workshops and contributions to project meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Queen's University provided time to help with the field work and participated in regular project meetings. Alberta Transportation provided funds for the borehole drilling, in which the instrumentation was installed. Thurber Engineering provided time to help with the field work and ongoing maintenance of the system at the site, and made arrangements to facilitate Dr Alister Smith's visits to Canada to perform the field work. Thurber also provided materials for the installation and participate in project meetings.
Impact Conference paper: Listening for Landslides: Method, Measurements and the Peace River Case Study Journal paper: Correlation of acoustic emissions with patterns of movement in an extremely slow moving landslide at Peace River, Alberta, Canada
Start Year 2013
 
Description Monitoring the Peace River landslide, Alberta, Canada, using the Slope ALARMS acoustic emission system 
Organisation Thurber Engineering Ltd
Country Canada 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Supply of Slope ALARMS acoustic emission monitoring systems. Field work for installation of the instrumentation and ongoing support services. Presentations at workshops and contributions to project meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Queen's University provided time to help with the field work and participated in regular project meetings. Alberta Transportation provided funds for the borehole drilling, in which the instrumentation was installed. Thurber Engineering provided time to help with the field work and ongoing maintenance of the system at the site, and made arrangements to facilitate Dr Alister Smith's visits to Canada to perform the field work. Thurber also provided materials for the installation and participate in project meetings.
Impact Conference paper: Listening for Landslides: Method, Measurements and the Peace River Case Study Journal paper: Correlation of acoustic emissions with patterns of movement in an extremely slow moving landslide at Peace River, Alberta, Canada
Start Year 2013
 
Description Monitoring the Players Crescent cutting landslide, Southampton, UK, using the Slope ALARMS acoustic emission system 
Organisation Geotechnical Observations
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Supply of Slope ALARMS acoustic emission monitoring systems. Field work for installation of the instrumentation and ongoing support services. Presentations at workshops and contributions to project meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Geotechnical Observations provided in-kind support through time attending meetings and helping with field work, and they also provided field instrumentation to support the project (e.g. SAA). Network Rail provided in-kind support through helping with the field work.
Impact Journal paper: Stability monitoring of a rail slope using acoustic emission PhD thesis: Quantification of slope deformation behaviour using acoustic emission monitoring
Start Year 2011
 
Description Monitoring the Players Crescent cutting landslide, Southampton, UK, using the Slope ALARMS acoustic emission system 
Organisation Network Rail Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Supply of Slope ALARMS acoustic emission monitoring systems. Field work for installation of the instrumentation and ongoing support services. Presentations at workshops and contributions to project meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Geotechnical Observations provided in-kind support through time attending meetings and helping with field work, and they also provided field instrumentation to support the project (e.g. SAA). Network Rail provided in-kind support through helping with the field work.
Impact Journal paper: Stability monitoring of a rail slope using acoustic emission PhD thesis: Quantification of slope deformation behaviour using acoustic emission monitoring
Start Year 2011
 
Description Monitoring the Ripley landslide, British Columbia, Canada, using Slope ALARMS acoustic emission system 
Organisation Canadian National Railway
Country Canada 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Supply of Slope ALARMS acoustic emission monitoring system. Field work for installation of the instrumentation and ongoing support services. Presentations at workshops and contributions to project meetings.
Collaborator Contribution University of Alberta provided time (staff and students) to help with the field work, and made arrangements to facilitate Dr Alister Smith's visit to Canada to perform the field work. Canadian National Railway provided funds for materials, travel and subsistence for Alister to complete the field installation. They also provided staff time to support the field work. Canadian Pacific Railway provided staff time to support the field work. All collaborators participate in periodic project workshops.
Impact No outputs as of yet.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Monitoring the Ripley landslide, British Columbia, Canada, using Slope ALARMS acoustic emission system 
Organisation Canadian Pacific Railway
Country Canada 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Supply of Slope ALARMS acoustic emission monitoring system. Field work for installation of the instrumentation and ongoing support services. Presentations at workshops and contributions to project meetings.
Collaborator Contribution University of Alberta provided time (staff and students) to help with the field work, and made arrangements to facilitate Dr Alister Smith's visit to Canada to perform the field work. Canadian National Railway provided funds for materials, travel and subsistence for Alister to complete the field installation. They also provided staff time to support the field work. Canadian Pacific Railway provided staff time to support the field work. All collaborators participate in periodic project workshops.
Impact No outputs as of yet.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Monitoring the Ripley landslide, British Columbia, Canada, using Slope ALARMS acoustic emission system 
Organisation University of Alberta
Department Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Supply of Slope ALARMS acoustic emission monitoring system. Field work for installation of the instrumentation and ongoing support services. Presentations at workshops and contributions to project meetings.
Collaborator Contribution University of Alberta provided time (staff and students) to help with the field work, and made arrangements to facilitate Dr Alister Smith's visit to Canada to perform the field work. Canadian National Railway provided funds for materials, travel and subsistence for Alister to complete the field installation. They also provided staff time to support the field work. Canadian Pacific Railway provided staff time to support the field work. All collaborators participate in periodic project workshops.
Impact No outputs as of yet.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Monitoring the Ruthlin Mill and Duffryn Cottages landslides, Wales, UK, using the Slope ALARMS acoustic emission system 
Organisation Monmouthshire County Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Supply of Slope ALARMS acoustic emission monitoring systems. Field work for installation of the instrumentation and ongoing support services. Presentations and contributions to project meetings.
Collaborator Contribution MMC provided £2000 for the field installations of Slope ALARMS at the two sites. They also provided staff time to support the work and attend project meetings. Parsons provided in-kind support to help with planning the field work and to attend project meetings.
Impact Low cost real-time slope monitoring to inform risk management for the protection of people and infrastructure.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Monitoring the Ruthlin Mill and Duffryn Cottages landslides, Wales, UK, using the Slope ALARMS acoustic emission system 
Organisation Parsons Brinckerhoff
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Supply of Slope ALARMS acoustic emission monitoring systems. Field work for installation of the instrumentation and ongoing support services. Presentations and contributions to project meetings.
Collaborator Contribution MMC provided £2000 for the field installations of Slope ALARMS at the two sites. They also provided staff time to support the work and attend project meetings. Parsons provided in-kind support to help with planning the field work and to attend project meetings.
Impact Low cost real-time slope monitoring to inform risk management for the protection of people and infrastructure.
Start Year 2015
 
Description NERC British Geological Survey 
Organisation British Geological Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
Start Year 2005
 
Title Apparatus and method for monitoring soil slope displacement rate 
Description The architecture was developed for a family of unitary battery sensors that can provide information on the rate of displacement of a soil slope using quantification of detected acoustic emission. 
IP Reference GB2467419 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2010
Licensed No
Impact Public engagement through Discovery Channel film on the technique.
 
Title Worldwide exclusive license - Acoustic Emission monitoring of slope stability (Slope ALARMS and Community Slope SAFE) - RST Instruments Ltd 
Description The Acoustic Emission systems for slope stability monitoring (Slope ALARMS and Community Slope SAFE) have been licensed by Loughborough University to RST Instruments Ltd. 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2017
Licensed Yes
Impact We have licensed Slope ALARMS and Community Slope SAFE to RST Instruments Ltd who will further develop, manufacture and distribute the sensors world-wide, maximising economic and societal impact.
 
Description India Landslide Workshop: Keynote presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presented invited opening keynote at the Mastermind Session on Landslide Hazards in India Workshop, January 2019. The event was organised by the National Centre for Earth Science Studies, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India. Workshop participants comprised India Government policy makers and India leading academic researchers. The aim of the workshop was to develop a national landslide programme for India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at Queen's University, Canada 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on Listening to Infrastructure and Slope ALARMS research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at the University of Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on Listening to Infrastructure and Slope ALARMS research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at the University of Cambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on Listening to Infrastructure and Slope ALARMS research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at the University of Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on Listening to Infrastructure and Slope ALARMS research by Alister Smith.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Short film made to publicise shortlisting for a Loughborough University Enterprise award decided by public vote 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Our research to develop a low cost acoustic emission landslide monitoring system, with specific relevance to communities in low and middle income countries, was shortlisted for a Loughborough University Enterprise award. The award is decided on a public vote. A short film was made to explain and promote the research undertaken and impact being developed. This film was made to inform the general public as well as potential users and supporters of the approach. The nomination received over 1000 on-line votes from around the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.lboro.ac.uk/enterprise/enterprise-awards/one-to-watch/safe/
 
Description Slope ALARMS Enterprise Film Loughborough University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Loughborough University created an Enterprise film on Slope ALARMS, in which Professor Dixon and Dr Smith featured, as a way to engage wider audiences with the research project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBf24DlPSdw
 
Description Televised film for BBCs Inside Out programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The BBC decided to produce a film on landslide early warning in response to landslides in the UK during the winter of 2015-2016. Alister was interviewed and he demonstrated Slope ALARMS - this was filmed at one of our field trial sites in North Yorkshire, UK. The film aired on UK national television.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b071y2b9/inside-out-yorkshire-and-lincolnshire-22022016
 
Description Televised film for Discovery Channels Daily Planet programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Discovery Channel decided to produce a film on landslide early warning in response to the Oso landslide disaster. We demonstrated Slope ALARMS and filmed three of our field trial sites in North Yorkshire, UK. The film aired on Canada national television.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.slopealarms.com/