ISMART

Lead Research Organisation: Newcastle University
Department Name: Sch of Engineering

Abstract

The UK's transport infrastructure is one of the most heavily used in the world. The rail network takes 50% more daily traffic than the French network; the M25 between junctions 15 and 14 carries 165000 vehicles daily; London Underground is Europe's largest subway. The performance of these networks is critically dependent on the performance of cutting and embankment slopes which make up £20B of the £60B asset value of major highway infrastructure alone. Many of these slopes are old and suffering high incidents of instability (increasing with time). Our vision is to create a visualised model of transient water movement in infrastructure slopes under a range of current and future environmental scenarios, based on a fundamental understanding of earthwork material and system behaviour, which can be used to create a more reliable, cost effective, safer and more sustainable transport system. The impact of the improved slope management will be highly significant in both direct economic and indirect social and economic terms: planned maintenance costs 10 times less and reduces delays caused by slope failure. This proposal offers a unique opportunity to unite 6 academic institutions and coalesce their field, laboratory and computing facilities; with a large cohort of PhD students and experienced stakeholder community we will undertake world leading science and create a long-term legacy.
Individually, the partners in this proposal, in collaboration with key infrastructure owners and engineering companies, have been responsible for the instrumentation of 15 cut slopes and embankments, the development of numerical models which couple hydrological and geotechnical effects, and the development of laboratory and filed testing to provide parameters to populate these models. These studies have helped to define the type of problem that is being faced and begin to understand some of the interactions between weather, soil and vegetation. However, further research is required in ordero better understand material behaviour (particularly the composite behaviour of soil, water, air and vegetation); slope system behaviour (particularly the effects of temporal and spatial variations of material properties) and the relationships with environmental effects and engineering performance. Furthermore, the integration of the material and slope behaviour with that of the behaviour of the infrastructure network as a whole has thus far not been possible.
It is important for the sustainable management of infrastructure slopes (assessment, planning, repair, maintenance and adaptation) to have models that can assess the likely engineering performance of infrastructure slopes, both now and in the future. Recent model development has started to consider the input of weather patterns, and can therefore model the potential effects of future climate. However it has become clear that these models are sensitive to the way in which a number of the physical processes and properties are incorporated, many of which are complex and difficult to quantify directly. A better understanding of the interactions between earthworks, vegetation and climate is required to formulate robust guidance on which maintenance approaches should be adopted and how they should be applied.
iSMART will use a combination of field measurements, lab testing and development of conceptual and numerical models to investigate the uncertainties and knowledge gaps enumerated above and to visualise the complex interactions taking place over time and space. This knowledge will help the managers of the UK's transport infrastructure to identify problem sites, plan and prioritise maintenance activity, and develop assessment and adaptation strategies to ensure future safety and resilience of geotechnical transport infrastructure.

Planned Impact

Geotechnical asset owners such as Network Rail, London Underground, Highways Agency, and regional rail and road agencies along with their engineering consultants will benefit directly. It is intended that the main outcomes of the research will help these authorities develop sustainable asset management strategies to ensure safety and resilience of transport networks through the following: identification of slopes which are most at risk now and in the future; producing targeted maintenance, monitoring and assessment strategies;application of improved assessment techniques;quantifying the benefits of different remedial techniques and thus using cheaper and more sustainable treatment methods; and incorporation of robust adaptation strategies for climate change into maintenance and repair planning.

The work will lead to more considered vegetation management and remedial schemes, and allow incorporation of adaptation to climate change into design, maintenance and repair regimes. This will bring about better prioritization of maintenance and repair works and planning for the future resources and expenditure needed to keep assets in good condition, i.e. the development of a resilient 'all weather' system. The resulting improvements will lead to fewer speed restrictions and less delay, considerably aiding the smooth running of transport systems and maximimising future capacity. This will be of considerable benefit to the travelling public, both in economic terms and improvement to quality of life.

The proposed research programme will provide research training for a number of students, who will go on to employ those skills within the infrastructure and engineering sectors of the UK economy.

The impact of the research will be ensured through the involvement as Project Partners of all the main end users of the proposed work, including the asset owners Network Rail, London Underground, Highways Agency, NI Rail, NI Roads Service, and engineering consultants such as Mott MacDonald, Atkins, and Golder Associates. The research results will be communicated through 6-monthly steering meetings attended by the Project Partners, end of year reports, short briefing notes, and posting and sharing field monitoring and modelling results data via a dedicated website. Project partners will report on how the results and methods have been incorporated into their practice and to quantify the financial benefits of doing so. Furthermore, the Partners will be asked to review regularly the impact plan and suggest modificactions to both the plan and the research where necessary to maximise impact.

Interaction with a wider range of stakeholders, including other academics working in similar areas, will be via two dedicated CLIFFS workshops (CLIFFS is an existing network of people interested in climate and slope stability, and includes academics, infrastructure owners, engineering consultants, local authorities, and climate change experts). Engagement is designed both to disseminate initial results and findings as they are developed over the life of the project, and to produce clear scientific guidance and improved models at the end of the project for take up by Project Partners. Additionally, the final project outcomes will be written into a technical report, and published as journal papers.

All of the main Project Partners have been formal partners on, or indeed have directly funded, previous research in both this and other areas at the collaborating Universities. In most cases, the links between Project Partners and the investigators are long-standing. These relationships are important to both the ability of the project team to conduct the research (for example, enabling access to monitoring sites, assistance with fulfilling health and safety requirements), and to ensure the relevance and take up of the results into infrastructure asset management practice and statutory reporting.

Organisations

 
Description Weather driven deterioration of earthworks exists
Projected climate change will accelerate deterioration
This project established a formal approach to assess future impacts on transport networks
Exploitation Route Highways England have utilised findings to inform the deign their programme of projects
Network Rail have utilised findings to inform their earthworks strategy
Sectors Construction,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Transport,Other

 
Description Helping to inform Arup reviews for both Highways England and Network Rail. Reviews aim to provide improvements to asset management of resilience to severe weather events. Papers and discussion provided. Helping inform HE & NR and their consultants on the use of future weather scenarios when assessing potential impacts of climate change. Helping HE to scope internal research projects and calls for consultancy projects require consultants to be aware of the iSMART project; Starting to shape the design of HS2 cutting trial and thinking on design of ewarthworks
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Construction,Transport
Impact Types Economic

 
Description iSMART - UK climate change risk assessment (CCRA) - Evidence Report (currently being drafted) - Chapter 4 Infrastructure
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.theccc.org.uk/UK-climate-change-risk-assessment-2017/
 
Description AGU STUDENT TRAVEL GRANT
Amount $1,000 (USD)
Organisation American Geophysical Union 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 12/2015 
End 12/2015
 
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 COST
Amount € 500 (EUR)
Organisation Dystonia Europe 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2014 
End 09/2014
 
Description COST Short Term Scientific Mission Scheme
Amount € 2,500 (EUR)
Funding ID COST-STSM-ECOST-STSM-TU1202-020215-055025 
Organisation Dystonia Europe 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country European Union (EU)
Start  
 
Description COST Short Term Scientific Mission Scheme
Amount € 2,500 (EUR)
Funding ID COST-STSM-ECOST-STSM-TU1202-020215-055028 
Organisation Dystonia Europe 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country European Union (EU)
Start 02/2015 
End 02/2015
 
Description COST Training School Scheme
Amount € 15,000 (EUR)
Funding ID COST-TS-ECOST-TRAINING_SCHOOL-TU1202-060715-061297 
Organisation Dystonia Europe 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country European Union (EU)
Start  
 
Description Climate Adaptation Control Technologies for Urban Spaces (CACTUS)
Amount £1,761,592 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R005834/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2021
 
Description EPSRC Bright Ideas
Amount £218,282 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R041903/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 04/2020
 
Description EPSRC Responsive Mode
Amount £615,038 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/M020177/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 10/2019
 
Description Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation
Amount £185,427 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/P00914X/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 06/2018
 
Description Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation
Amount £37,425 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/M008479/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
 
Description Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation
Amount £36,313 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/N012933/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 07/2016
 
Description Future Railway: RSSB 1709: Remote Condition Monitoring Challenge
Amount £52,530 (GBP)
Funding ID RSSB/14/FR/1865 Project: I160 
Organisation Rail Safety and Standards Board 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 10/2015
 
Description Infrastructure KE Fellowship
Amount £213,617 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/M020622/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2018
 
Description Newton Fund
Amount £188,294 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P01531X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 11/2019
 
Description RAEng Industrial Fellowship
Amount £19,062 (GBP)
Funding ID IFS1718\43 
Organisation Royal Academy of Engineering 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 01/2018
 
Description Sustainability and Resilience of Transportation Infrastructure in African Countries
Amount £1,108,696 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P029671/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2017 
End 04/2020
 
Description UKCRIC - CORONA: City Observatory Research platfOrm for iNnovation and Analytics
Amount £1,011,544 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R013411/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 10/2019
 
Description UKCRIC - CORONA: City Observatory Research platfOrm for iNnovation and Analytics
Amount £1,011,544 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R013411/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 10/2018
 
Description UKCRIC - PLEXUS - Priming Laboratory EXperiments on infrastructure and Urban Systems
Amount £1,013,092 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R013535/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2019
 
Description UKCRIC - PLEXUS - Priming Laboratory EXperiments on infrastructure and Urban Systems
Amount £1,013,092 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R013535/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2019
 
Title National Geotechnical Properties Database 
Description Relational database of geotechnical properties, linked to UK geological formations. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Underpins engineering geological research of UK formations 
URL http://www.bgs.ac.uk/services/ngdc/management/geology/geotechnical.html
 
Description Amey iSMART 
Organisation Amey PLC
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution contributions to iSMART expert advisory board
Collaborator Contribution critical evaluation of project progress and relevance to stakeholders
Impact active involvement in expert advisory board
Start Year 2014
 
Description Atkins iSMART 
Organisation WS Atkins
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution contributions to iSMART expert advisory board
Collaborator Contribution critical evaluation of project progress and relevance to stakeholders
Impact active involvement in expert advisory board
Start Year 2014
 
Description Bath University 
Organisation University of Bath
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Bath brought in access to additional field monitoring site
Collaborator Contribution collaborations on field and laboratory monitoring and testing of stiff clays used in old railway embankment
Impact joint papers, collaboration with workshops and expert advisory board meetings
Start Year 2013
 
Description CH2MHill iSMART 
Organisation CH2M HILL
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution contributions to iSMART expert advisory board
Collaborator Contribution critical evaluation of project progress and relevance to stakeholders
Impact active involvement in expert advisory board
Start Year 2014
 
Description COST TU1202 - iSMART 
Organisation European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Presentations and updates, hosting of research exchanges, hosting/organising workshops on slope stability, contributions to State of the Art reports
Collaborator Contribution Presentations and updates, hosting of research exchanges, hosting/organising workshops on slope stability, contributions to State of the Art reports
Impact In progress - State of the art reports on Numerical Simulation, Monitoring, Soil/atmosphere/ vegetation interactions/Risk assessment methods for infrastructure slopes
Start Year 2012
 
Description City University London iSMART 
Organisation City, University of London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution contributions to iSMART expert advisory board
Collaborator Contribution critical evaluation of project progress and relevance to stakeholders
Impact active involvement in expert advisory board
Start Year 2014
 
Description Coffey Geotechnics iSMART 
Organisation Coffey Geotechnics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution contributions to iSMART expert advisory board
Collaborator Contribution critical evaluation of project progress and relevance to stakeholders
Impact active involvement in expert advisory board
Start Year 2014
 
Description Geotechnics iSMART 
Organisation Geotechnics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution contributions to iSMART expert advisory board
Collaborator Contribution critical evaluation of project progress and relevance to stakeholders
Impact active involvement in expert advisory board
Start Year 2014
 
Description JDConsulting iSMART 
Organisation John Dora Consulting
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution contributions to iSMART expert advisory board
Collaborator Contribution critical evaluation of project progress and relevance to stakeholders
Impact active involvement in expert advisory board
Start Year 2014
 
Description Jacobs iSMART 
Organisation Jacobs Engineering Group
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution contributions to iSMART expert advisory board
Collaborator Contribution critical evaluation of project progress and relevance to stakeholders
Impact active involvement in expert advisory board
Start Year 2014
 
Description Mott Macdonald UK Ltd 
Organisation Mott Macdonald UK Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
Start Year 2007
 
Description MottMac iSMART 
Organisation Mott Macdonald UK Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Contributions to iSMART expert advisory board
Collaborator Contribution Critical evaluation of project progress and relevance to stakeholders
Impact Active involvement in expert advisory board
Start Year 2014
 
Description Natural Hazards Partnership - iSMART 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution insights gained from iSMART research feeds directly into capabilty enhancement of landslides component of NHP
Collaborator Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) provides information, research and analysis on natural hazards for the development of more effective policies, communications and services for civil contingencies, governments and the responder community across the UK.
Impact -
Start Year 2013
 
Description Natural Hazards Partnership - iSMART 
Organisation Health Protection Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution insights gained from iSMART research feeds directly into capabilty enhancement of landslides component of NHP
Collaborator Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) provides information, research and analysis on natural hazards for the development of more effective policies, communications and services for civil contingencies, governments and the responder community across the UK.
Impact -
Start Year 2013
 
Description Natural Hazards Partnership - iSMART 
Organisation Health and Safety Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution insights gained from iSMART research feeds directly into capabilty enhancement of landslides component of NHP
Collaborator Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) provides information, research and analysis on natural hazards for the development of more effective policies, communications and services for civil contingencies, governments and the responder community across the UK.
Impact -
Start Year 2013
 
Description Natural Hazards Partnership - iSMART 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Department Flood Forecasting Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution insights gained from iSMART research feeds directly into capabilty enhancement of landslides component of NHP
Collaborator Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) provides information, research and analysis on natural hazards for the development of more effective policies, communications and services for civil contingencies, governments and the responder community across the UK.
Impact -
Start Year 2013
 
Description Natural Hazards Partnership - iSMART 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution insights gained from iSMART research feeds directly into capabilty enhancement of landslides component of NHP
Collaborator Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) provides information, research and analysis on natural hazards for the development of more effective policies, communications and services for civil contingencies, governments and the responder community across the UK.
Impact -
Start Year 2013
 
Description Natural Hazards Partnership - iSMART 
Organisation National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution insights gained from iSMART research feeds directly into capabilty enhancement of landslides component of NHP
Collaborator Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) provides information, research and analysis on natural hazards for the development of more effective policies, communications and services for civil contingencies, governments and the responder community across the UK.
Impact -
Start Year 2013
 
Description Natural Hazards Partnership - iSMART 
Organisation National Oceanography Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution insights gained from iSMART research feeds directly into capabilty enhancement of landslides component of NHP
Collaborator Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) provides information, research and analysis on natural hazards for the development of more effective policies, communications and services for civil contingencies, governments and the responder community across the UK.
Impact -
Start Year 2013
 
Description Natural Hazards Partnership - iSMART 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council
Department Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution insights gained from iSMART research feeds directly into capabilty enhancement of landslides component of NHP
Collaborator Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) provides information, research and analysis on natural hazards for the development of more effective policies, communications and services for civil contingencies, governments and the responder community across the UK.
Impact -
Start Year 2013
 
Description Natural Hazards Partnership - iSMART 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution insights gained from iSMART research feeds directly into capabilty enhancement of landslides component of NHP
Collaborator Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) provides information, research and analysis on natural hazards for the development of more effective policies, communications and services for civil contingencies, governments and the responder community across the UK.
Impact -
Start Year 2013
 
Description Natural Hazards Partnership - iSMART 
Organisation Ordnance Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution insights gained from iSMART research feeds directly into capabilty enhancement of landslides component of NHP
Collaborator Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) provides information, research and analysis on natural hazards for the development of more effective policies, communications and services for civil contingencies, governments and the responder community across the UK.
Impact -
Start Year 2013
 
Description Natural Hazards Partnership - iSMART 
Organisation Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution insights gained from iSMART research feeds directly into capabilty enhancement of landslides component of NHP
Collaborator Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) provides information, research and analysis on natural hazards for the development of more effective policies, communications and services for civil contingencies, governments and the responder community across the UK.
Impact -
Start Year 2013
 
Description Natural Hazards Partnership - iSMART 
Organisation UK Space Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution insights gained from iSMART research feeds directly into capabilty enhancement of landslides component of NHP
Collaborator Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) provides information, research and analysis on natural hazards for the development of more effective policies, communications and services for civil contingencies, governments and the responder community across the UK.
Impact -
Start Year 2013
 
Description Network Rail iSMART 
Organisation Network Rail Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Contributions to iSMART expert advisory board
Collaborator Contribution Critical evaluation of project progress and relevance to stakeholders
Impact active involvement in expert advisory board
Start Year 2014
 
Description RSSB iSMART 
Organisation Rail Safety and Standards Board
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution contributions to iSMART expert advisory board
Collaborator Contribution critical evaluation of project progress and relevance to stakeholders
Impact active involvement in expert advisory board
Start Year 2014
 
Description Validation of numerical models for climate driven ratcheting of slope deformations 
Organisation Queen's University
Department Faculty of Civil Engineering
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Development of an advanced numerical model to assess the behaviour of clay slopes under seasonal weather cycles.
Collaborator Contribution The collaborator at Queen's has conducted unique centrifuge model tests that have generated measured behaviour that can be used to validate the numerical model developed for assessing the behaviour of clay slopes under seasonal cycles of weather.
Impact Postill, H., Dixon, N., Fowmes, G., El-Hamalawi, A. and Take, A. (2018). Modelling Seasonal Ratcheting and Progressive Failure in Clay Slopes: A Validation. Geotechnique (submitted and under review)
Start Year 2017
 
Description 4D inversion for automated near real-time ERT monitoring applications. GELMON 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented to workshop - prompted discussion - Wilkinson, PB, Inauen, C, Meldrum, PI, Kuras, O, Uhlemann, S, Curioni, G, Chambers, JE, 2017. 4D inversion for automated near real-time ERT monitoring applications. GELMON 2017 - 4th International Workshop on Geoelectrical Monitoring, 22-24 November, Vienna, Austria.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Briefing to HKU on Infrastructure Research at Newcastle 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Meeting to develop future partnerships with academics from HKUST
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Briefing to HKUST on Infrastructure Research at Newcastle 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Meeting to develop future partnerships with academics from HKUST
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Briefing to Xiamen on Infrastructure Research at Newcastle 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Meeting with academics to develop future cooperation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Convened session - NS008:Landslide Geophysics: Advances in the Characterization and Monitoring of Unstable Slopes at the AGU Fall Meeting 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Uhlemann, S and Chambers J convened session - NS008:Landslide Geophysics: Advances in the Characterization and Monitoring of Unstable Slopes at the AGU Fall Meeting 2017, 11-15 December, New Orleans, Louisiana to enable discusison and dissemination of state of the art results and methods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm17/preliminaryview.cgi/Session25532
 
Description Geotechnics in the Rail Industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A series of exemplar presentations given. These are available from the ICE. A forum enabled exchanges on current railway challenges and solutions, incl. opportunity to network.


End user needs communicated to researchers. End users exposed to new technologies. Stake holder buy in and in kind support / steerage of future research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.ice.org.uk/getattachment/eventarchive/geotechnics-in-the-rail-industry/150512-Geotechnic...
 
Description ISMART Discussion with geotechnical assett owners forum - London, Sept. 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion on the best way to ensure outputs from the project could map onto the decision making and management practices already employed by the key geotechnical asset owners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Implementing positivity constraints in 4-D resistivity time-lapse inversion. GELMON 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Loke, MH, Wilkinson, PB, Chambers, JE, Uhlemann, S, Dijkstra, T, 2017. Implementing positivity constraints in 4-D resistivity time-lapse inversion. GELMON 2017 - 4th International Workshop on Geoelectrical Monitoring, 22-24 November, Vienna, Austria.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Integrated monitoring of an active landslide in Lias Group Mudrocks, North Yorkshire, UK. GELMON 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Whiteley, J, Chambers, JE, Uhlemann, S, 2017. Integrated monitoring of an active landslide in Lias Group Mudrocks, North Yorkshire, UK. GELMON 2017 - 4th International Workshop on Geoelectrical Monitoring, 22-24 November, Vienna, Austria.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited Lecture, 1st TERRE School, Naples, Italy, September 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited Lecture, 1st TERRE School, Naples, Italy, September 2016 - Promoted discussion and acted as CPD for post graduate researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited Lecture, International Doctoral School on Unsaturated Soils, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, April 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited Lecture, International Doctoral School on Unsaturated Soils, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, April 2017 - Presentation promoted discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited Seminar, Malaysian Geotechnical Society, January 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Intended to influence practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited Seminar, Nanyang Technological university, Singapore, December 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to academics at Nanyang Technological university, Singapore.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description KEYNOTE LECTURE: Geophysical characterization, monitoring and early warning of slope failure: a review of methodological developments at the Hollin Hill landslide observatory. GELMON 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a keynote lecture - Chambers, JE, Wilkinson, PB, Meldrum, PI, Uhlemann, S, Gunn, D, Kuras, O, Inauen, C, Swift, R, Merritt, A, Whiteley, J, 2017. KEYNOTE LECTURE: Geophysical characterization, monitoring and early warning of slope failure: a review of methodological developments at the Hollin Hill landslide observatory. GELMON 2017 - 4th International Workshop on Geoelectrical Monitoring, 22-24 November, Vienna, Austria.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting at Mott McDonald offices with HE, NR 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with asset managers and engineers from Mott McDonald, Highways England and Network Rail to discuss how iSMART outputs mesh with their work on infrastructure deterioration and how it can be incorporated into their asset management and assessment strategy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Monitoring of infrastructure slopes: an example of an operational railway cutting. GELMON 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation in workshop - Uhlemann, S, Chambers, JE, Meldrum, PI, Wilkinson, PB, Swift, R, Hutchinson, D, 2017. Monitoring of infrastructure slopes: an example of an operational railway cutting. GELMON 2017 - 4th International Workshop on Geoelectrical Monitoring, 22-24 November, Vienna, Austria.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Network Rail - Bristol Office - Earthworks vegetation management and the impact of a changing climate on earthwork performance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 45-50 minute presentation given to design engineers and Route Asset Managers (RAMs) which related to earthworks vegetation management and the impact of a changing climate on earthwork performance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Network Rail - Stratford Office - Earthworks vegetation management and the impact of a changing climate on earthwork performance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 45-50 minute presentation given to design engineers and Route Asset Managers (RAMs) which related to earthworks vegetation management and the impact of a changing climate on earthwork performance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Network Rail - Swindon Office - Earthworks vegetation management and the impact of a changing climate on earthwork performance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 45-50 minute presentation given to design engineers and Route Asset Managers (RAMs) which related to earthworks vegetation management and the impact of a changing climate on earthwork performance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Network Rail - York Office - Earthworks vegetation management and the impact of a changing climate on earthwork performance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 45-50 minute presentation given to design engineers and Route Asset Managers (RAMs) which related to earthworks vegetation management and the impact of a changing climate on earthwork performance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to COST Action TU1202: 'Current and future role of instrumentation and monitoring in the performance of transport insfrastucture slopes' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A 30 minute presentation was given as part of the final COST Action TU1202 final dissemination event, held after the eUNSAT Conference in Paris in September 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to COST Action TU1202: 'Current and future role of instrumentation and monitoring in the performance of transport insfrastucture slopes' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A 30 minute presentation was given as part of the final COST Action TU1202 final dissemination event, held after the eUNSAT Conference in Paris in September 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to ICE Wales at Cardiff University: 'More than leaves on the line, how to manage vegetation on railway earthwork slopes' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A 50 minute presentation was given at Cardiff University as part of the series of talks for ICE Wales. Approximately 60 people attended. The audience included undergraduate and postgraduate research students, local consultants and representatives of Network Rail. Questions from the audience initiated discussions about climate change impact on earthworks and ways to extend the methodology presented in the talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Project Management Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Research plans were updated


improvements to intra- (partner) and extra-infrastructure for communication and hazard warning
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/nhp/partners
 
Description Session chair at the 3rd International Transport Geotechnics Conference - Guimarães, Portugal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Reviewing and selecting papers and promoting discussion around the themes of the conference session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Slope Engineering and Geotechnical Asset Management Creating a resilient asset management strategy to mitigate future risks - 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop brought together stakeholders from across the industry to look at how future resilience and better management can reduce the risk of landslip and failures on our infrastructure network. This interactive forum provided an environment to engage academics and leading industry figures to explore new solutions to the assessment and long term management of transport infrastructure assets.


End user needs communicated to researchers. End users exposed to new technologies. Stake holder buy in and in kind support / steerage of future research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Subsurface monitoring technologies for proactive infrastructure asset management 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A summary outcomes document was drafted and circulated to researchers, service providers and transportation geotechnical asset owners. Gaps in research and gaps in the end user monitoring requirements will be identified from the workshop outcomes. Future research and KE initiatives will be planned to address these gaps and engender close research - end user engagement.


End user needs communicated to researchers. End users exposed to new technologies. Stake holder buy in and in kind support / steerage of future research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description The Geophysics Contributions from the QJEGH, 1967 - 2015. Engineering Geology 50 Conference, Portsmouth 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation at academic conference - Gunn, DA. 2017. The Geophysics Contributions from the QJEGH, 1967 - 2015. The Geological Society. Engineering Geology 50 Conference, Portsmouth, 5-7 July, 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description The Hollin Hill Landslide Observatory - a decade of geophysical characterization and monitoring. AGU Fall Meeting 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation at the AGU Fall Meeting . S. Uhlemann, P. Wilkinson, P. Meldrum, A. Smith, N. Dixon, A. Merritt, R. Swift, J. Whiteley, D. Gunn, J. Chambers. 2017. The Hollin Hill Landslide Observatory - a decade of geophysical characterization and monitoring. Meeting of the AGU, New Orleans, 11-15 Dec, 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Time-lapse Seismic Refraction Monitoring of an Active Landslide in Lias Group Mudrocks, North Yorkshire, UK. AGU Fall Meeting 2017, 11-15 December, New Orleans, Louisiana 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation - Time-lapse Seismic Refraction Monitoring of an Active Landslide in Lias Group Mudrocks, North Yorkshire, UK. AGU Fall Meeting 2017, 11-15 December, New Orleans, Louisiana
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Towards a geophysical decision-support system for monitoring and managing unstable slopes. AGU Fall Meeting 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at the AGU Fall Meeting 2017, 11-15 December, New Orleans, Louisiana. - Chambers, JE, Meldrum, PI, Wilkinson, PB, Uhlemann, S, Swift, R, Inauen, C, Gunn, D, Kuras, O, Whiteley, J, Kendall, JM, 2017. Towards a geophysical decision-support system for monitoring and managing unstable slopes. AGU Fall Meeting 2017, 11-15 December, New Orleans, Louisiana, abstract NS41A-0004.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Towards a geophysical system for the remote autonomous monitoring of the near surface. GELMON 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chambers, JE, Meldrum, PI, Wilkinson, PB, Gunn, D, Uhlemann, S, Swift, R, Inauen, C, Kuras, O, Sibbett, L, Whiteley, J, Slater N, Butler, S, 2017. Towards a geophysical system for the remote autonomous monitoring of the near surface. GELMON 2017 - 4th International Workshop on Geoelectrical Monitoring, 22-24 November, Vienna, Austria.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description iSMART - Asquith Presentation - 2nd International Conference on Information Technology in Geo-Engineering, Durham 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation poster presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sparked questions and discussion

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description iSMART - Briggs - Landslide Science for a Safer Geoenvironment: Vol.1- The International Programme on Landslides 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sparked questions and discussion

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description iSMART - Dijkstra Presentation - EGU General Assembly 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sparked questions and discussion

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description iSMART - Glendinning - Presentation at International Symposium on Geohazards and Geomechanics. Warwick. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Talk prompted questions and discussion.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description iSMART - Gunn - Presentation at 2nd International Workshop on Geoelectrical Monitoring, Tokyo, Japan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sparked questions and discussion

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description iSMART - Gunn Presentation - Geotechnica 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sparked questions and discussion

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description iSMART - Harley - Presentation - GeoQuebec 2015, 68th Canadian Geotechnical Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The talk prompted discussion and questions.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description iSMART - Harley - Presentation GeoMontreal 2013, 66th Canadian Geotechnical Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prompted discussion.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description iSMART - Harley Presentation - GeoRegina 2014, 67th Canadian Geotechnical Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation led to questions.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description iSMART - Hassan - Presentation at XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sparked questions and discussion

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description iSMART - Hassan Presentation - 6th Int. Conf. on Unsaturated Soils, Sydney 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sparked questions and discussion

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description iSMART - Helm - Presentation at COST TU1202 Vadose Zone Workshop. Durham. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Talk sparked discussion.

Following the talk a number of the attendees asked if they could potentially collaborate on research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description iSMART - Hen-Jones - Presentation at International Conference on Unsaturated Soils: Research & Applications. Sydney 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sparked questions and discussion

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description iSMART - Highways England - Geotechnical Asset Managers Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attend and present at workshop - strategic planning
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description iSMART - Highways England - Innovation Strategy Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Active participation in developing innovation strategy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description iSMART - Hughes D - Presentation 6th international conference on structural health monitoring of intelligent infrastructure, Hong Kong. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sparked questions and discussion.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description iSMART - Hughes, D - Presentation XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sparked questions and discussion

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description iSMART - Invited Lecture - ETH Zurich 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited lecture, knowledge sharing to an international audience on best practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description iSMART - Invited meeting at HM Treasury 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited meeting at HM Treasury - 1 to 1 meeting summarising research outcomes in relation to achieving sustainable development.  Discussion to feed into remit of the National Infrastructure Commission - 16/6 London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description iSMART - Lynch Presentation - GeoMontreal 2013, 66th Canadian Geotechnical Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk prompted discussion and questions

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description iSMART - Muddle - Presentation at XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sparked questions and discussion

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description iSMART - Presentation at Highways England Event - April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion to help shape HE innovation strategy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description iSMART - Presentation to members of the National Infrastructure Commission 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit of representatives (about 6) from the National Infrastructure Commission to Newcastle (presented summary of the work).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description iSMART - Presentation to the Annual Seminar of the Northern Geotechnical Group of the British Geotechnical Association (and part of ICE North East) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Main Purpose: to exchange information and showcase latest developments.

Activity outcomes: The Seminar brought together stakeholders from across the industry engaged in Transportation Geotechnics to look at how future resilience of our infrastructure network can be approved. It was attended by Network Rail, Highways England and the leading Engineering Consultation and Contractors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description iSMART - Stakeholder and interested parties engagement event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact iSMART event to present outputs and major conclusions to stakeholders. This was followed by a discussion session which allowed participants to explain how the outputs could best be disseminated and also allowed participants to discuss how the outputs could best be incorporated into pre-existing assessment methodologies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description iSMART - Stirling - Fieldwork presentation at COST TU1202 Vadose Zone Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Talk prompted discussion.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description iSMART - Stirling - Presentation at XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentation resulted in questions from the audience

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description iSMART - Stirling Presentation - 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Paris 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prompted questions and discussion

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description iSMART - Stirling Presentation - COST TU1202 Vadose Zone Workshop. Durham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Talk prompted discussion

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description iSMART - Stirling Presentation - International Conference on Unsaturated Soils: Research & Applications 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description iSMART - Toll - Presentation - Asia-Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soil. Guilin, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation prompted questions and discussion.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description iSMART - Toll Presentation - 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Paris 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sparked questions and discussion

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description iSMART - Toll Presentation - 2nd International Conference on Information Technology in Geo-Engineering, Durham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sparked questions and discussion

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description iSMART - Toll Presentation - XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sparked questions and discussion

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description iSMART - Uhlemann - Poster- Presentation at EGU General Assembly 2015. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sparked questions and discussion

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description iSMART - Uhlemann - Presentation at 2nd International Workshop on Geoelectrical Monitoring, Tokyo, Japan. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sparked questions and discussion

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description iSMART Expert Advisory Board meeting 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact iSMART EAB meeting to critically evaluate research progress and direction

much positive feedback, pathways to impact clarification, alignment of expectations, involvement in future events
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description iSMART GE Slope Engineering - 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to organise a 1 day workshop and presentations on long and short term strategic transport infrastructure asset management

further interest in iSMART
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description iSMART Project Management Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Main Purpose: information exchange /project planning. Outcomes: research plans were updated
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description iSMART expert advisory board workshop - November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussed project progress and main findings to date with the expert advisory board. Also gained access to additional data relating to the transport network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description iSMART stakeholder meeting - 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact a workshop targeting stakeholders and providing an environment in which people could contribute their views on the research question of the project

this workshop led to the establishment of the Expert Advisory Board and further requests for information, plus iSMART project became more widely known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description iSMART website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact project website

approached by GE Slope Engineering conference organisers to help organise project workshop; approached by industry stakeholders to become partner and members of the stakeholder group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014
URL http://www.ismartproject.org
 
Description iSMART/ACHILLES presentation at tradeshow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact presentation of the outcomes from iSMART and the plans for ACHILLES to a broad audience. It resulted in in-depth discussions and reached people outside out normal network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description invited lecture to East Midlands Geological Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 30+ people attended the invited lecture that reported on previous work of iSMART project and current research conducted by ACHILLES programme grant. Attendees were from a range of backgrounds. Several travelled from beyond midlands to attend. Following the lecture there was lively debate. It has resulted in broadening actively engaged stakeholder network and intensification of links with key consultants who attended subsequent events organised by ACHILLES
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description presentation at CIRIA event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Present findings from iSMART and seek engagement with newly funded Programme Grant - sparked questions and willingness to engage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018