EIGG Equipment Exhibition 2008
10.00—1600 Live demonstrations of geophysical equipment on the EIGG test site, with opportunity for hands-on trials.
EIGG Exhibition 2008 Flyer Adobe .pdf
Outline programme for the day
The Demonstration programme will run from 10 am to 4 pm with various instruments being demonstrated on a schedule to maximise viewing time, but to minimise interference between different instruments, and the potential geophysical signatures of the observers. The weather may also have some effect. For this reason the programme is provisional and is an outline example only. Latest news will be available on the website, which also carries details of the construction of the test-site.
These will be continuous throughout the day. There may be some scheduling to avoid clashes and mutual interference between methods.
The following geophysical equipment will be on display:
Seismographs for refraction/reflection
Pulled seismic array
Capacitatively-coupled resistivity systems
Shallow electromagnetic systems
Caesium Vapour magnetometers
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
Geophysical processing software
Shallow Geophysics for all applications -
Archaeology, Environmental, Civil Engineering,
Planning, Hydrology, Mining and Industrial Minerals, Waste management, UXO
Exhibitors’ equipment will be used to collect data over diverse known targets, and the data can be processed and interpreted in the adjacent display room.
Exhibitors will be on-hand all day to discuss and explain their latest instruments and the data that they provide. The following geophysical equipment will be on display.
The EIGG Test Sites
EIGG Maintains two Shallow Geophysics test sites at Leicester. Their purpose is to provide a facility for training, demonstrations, calibration and research for many aspects of shallow geophysical surveys and methods. Major considerations in the design were:
· To provide targets suitable for most shallow geophysical methods such as magnetics, electromagnetics, radar, resistivity and possibly gravity and seismics.
· To provide some simple targets for training purposes
· To provide a series of more challenging targets which would test the limits of present equipment resolution and field techniques.
· To provide a variety of targets which are of practical importance, but are currently undetectable by geophysical methods, e.g. plastic pipes.
The site is 5 miles from M1 junction 21 along the Leicester Ring Road at Grid Reference:
News updates of the program of the exhibition and demonstrations are available on this website