Brazil

Status: Complete

Geophysics applied to geotechnical study in Ouro Preto, MG – Brazil

This project aims to establish and implement a methodology for assessing and classifying geotechnical risky areas in urban centers using non-invasive and low-cost technology approach by using drone, magnetometer, susceptibility meter, spectrometer and electro resistivity meter to directly benefit approximately 48,150 locals and 500,000 tourists, who visit the historic city of Ouro Preto annually, and provide geotechnical analysis utilizing non-invasive geophysics that can be replicable in other areas.

Project Partners

Society of Applied Geophysics (SGA), in cooperation with the Municipality of Ouro Preto, the Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), the National Geological Service (CPRM) and The Civil Defense of Ouro Preto

UNSDGs addressed

SDG 4 (Quality Education for all) SDG 11 (Sustainable cities and communities)