Difficulties of Geological Engineering in Arctic Seas

Lead Author Julia V., Tsibulnikova
Institution Contact St.Petersburg State University Institute of Earth Sciences Universitetskaya nab., 7-9, Russia, 199034, St.Petersburg
Co-Authors Vladimir G. Zayonchek, St.Petersburg State University, Russian Federation
Theme Theme 1: Vulnerability of Arctic Environments
Session Name 1.5 Assessment of Environmental Impact of Industrial Activities in the Arctic
Datetime Wed, Sep 14, 2016 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Presentation Type Oral
Abstract text The significant amount of geological engineering across the Arctic region has to be concentrated rather on the continental shelf than on land.
The bottom sediments analysis data is applied in various branches of geology from purely scientific stratigraphy to mineral prospecting. However, marine sediments sampling is heavily complicated due to the specific environmental conditions.
The following article features current data analysis of physical and mechanical parameters of the shelf ground and its load capacity using the White Sea as an example.
The research was carried out in the sphere of modernizing methodology and technical equipment of engineering geology expeditions, which is of vital importance in terms of both improving the effectiveness of the work and providing convenient working surroundings for the stuff. The necessity of ecological security is taken into consideration.
International geology engineering methods are observed from the point of possible improvements in compliance with all safety requirements.
The author presents some implications of seabed grounds laboratory testing form the White Sea shelf and describes the particular characteristics of using innovative methods of geology engineering. Several specific technical solutions to the problem of production modernization are reviewed in details.
The main result of the research is the justified proof for the necessity of implementing improvements in various methods of geology engineering on the Arctic shelf.
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