This infrastructure provides tools for monitoring the shallow subsurface as well as groundwater-soil systems with the use of a suite of geophysical methods. Tools for soil gas and atmospheric CO2 monitoring as well as remote sensing tools are also listed there as a part of a comprehensive monitoring suite. The tools and methods most relevant to the project are:
The PGI-NRI GEOPH-LAB infrastructure is mostly being used for the needs of engineering and environmental geology projects carried by PGI (geohazards, hydrogeology, waste management, soil investigation, environmental issues of shale gas exploration, etc.). Studies on the feasibility of these methods for the pilot CO2 injection project were carried on when elaborating the geological workplan for the planned pilot injection project (research permit awarded in 2011) as well as when planning the next phase of Bełchatów demonstration project.
PGI-NRI GEOPH-LAB: the monitoring tools, proposed as the most relevant (environmental and remote sensing), are managed by a group of experts, who can provide support for new field campaigns; on planning of surveys, calibration and test of equipment, data acquisition (by field crews), data processing and interpretation (experience - see the State of the Art).