Tasks to be conducted

ENGLISH VERSION: under construction


Geotechnical and geophysical investigations of the constructed experimental embankment: its subsoil and surrounding area and the body selected for the study of existing flood embankments

  • Preparation of technical documentation of the experimental embankment with associated equipment and its demolition project at the end with reclamation of the research area,
  • Carrying out comprehensive research and evaluation of geotechnical and geophysical parameters of subsoil in the area of experimental embankment and the body of the embankment and the evaluation of experimental subsoil selected for testing the existing flood embankment, in order to identify the structure and properties of the subsoil and the embankment and preliminary assessment of individual investigation methods suitability for monitoring goals,
  • Evaluation of geotechnical and geophysical parameters of the experimental embankment and the existing flood embankments with their subsoil,
  • The integration of geotechnical and geophysical models. Comprehensive interpretation of measured geophysical, geological and geotechnical data,
  • Assessment of soil geotechnical parameters as a material for the construction of experimental embankment.

Measurement experiments on the experimental embankment and existing flood embankments

  • The construction of the experimental embankment with measuring and control equipment(including demolition after the end of test)
  • Development of guidelines for the dynamic model behavior of the embankment under real conditions based on scenarios in  different meteorological and hydrological conditions,
  • Selection of measurement methods illustrating the dynamic of the phenomena occurring in the flood embankments affecting the assessment of their conditions,
  • Selection of distribution and sensors type in the experimental and existing embankments (co-ordination of task 6 and 7),
  • Installation of measurement system on the experimental embankment, transmissionand efficiency tests,
  • On-line monitoring of geophysical and geotechnical parameters of experimental embankment (data from the sensor network, geophysical and geotechnical methods, laboratory investigations of samples taken during the experiments).

Numerical model development of the most common types of embankments in the Upper Vistula river basin

  • Construction of embankment numerical model (experimental and selected sections of the existing embankments),
  • Analysis of embankments numerical models designed for proper mapping of typical embankments and suitability for monitoring,
  • Development of different scenarios on the model of flood embankments dynamic processes  (existing and experimental).

Development of dynamic embankment model based on the measured parameters for the evaluation of the embankment in the projected load situations

  • Selection of appropriate mathematical methods of data analysis relevant to the construction of the model simulation and prediction,
  • Data from installed sensors analysis and construction of a dynamic numerical model for the purpose of forecasting,
  • Behavior of the proposed dynamic embankments models analysis for their suitability for monitoring,
  • Choosing the right set of measured parameters and the optimal configuration for the purpose of measuring the degree of risk to determine infiltration or interruption of the embankment.

Innowacyjne zasady projektowania opomiarowania wałów przeciwpowodziowych

  • Opracowanie wytycznych projektowania niezbędnego wyposażenia nowych i istniejących wałów przeciwpowodziowych w urządzenia kontrolno-pomiarowe,
  • Określenie niezbędnych standardów badań geotechnicznych dla potrzeb monitoringu obwałowań w zależności od ich klasy ważności,
  • Opracowanie wstępnych rekomendacji dla instytucji odpowiedzialnych za zarządzanie ryzykiem powodziowym.

Analysis and development of guidelines for construction of sensor optimally suited for flood embankments monitoring systems.

  • Research in the field of selection of monitored parameters and methods of their measurement, based on requirements for data sets for static and dynamic embankment models’ analysis.
  • Development of guidelines for construction of sensors in the aspect of: relevant accuracy, environmental resiliency, technology of communication and integration with datalogger system, energy efficiency, methods of implementation, cost effectiveness.
  • Analysis and construction of experimental elements of sensors according to developed guidelines.
  • Review of experimental sensor constructions and elements in relevance do required parameters during laboratory and field experiments.

Research and development of guidelines for constructing levee monitoring network for data acquisition from implemented sensors.

  • Research in the field of selection of communication methods based on geotechnical parameters of flood embankments. Development of guidelines for optimal wired/wireless data transmission protocols.
  • Research in the field of functional optimisation of datalogger network in aspect of energy efficiency, environmental resiliency and cost of ownership.

Study of the system communication platform

  • Analysis and construction of autonomic control and measuring stations supplied by conventional or renewable energy sources,
  • Research in the field of communication subsystem and data transmission protocols within physical and data link layers,
  • Selecting of schemes and review of methods for physical layer addressing,
  • Research in the field of methods for self-organisation of measuring network,
  • Analysis of methods for collecting of measurement data and transmitting it with the use of Message Oriented Middleware (MOM),
  • Research in the field of aggregation schemes and filtration of measurement events.

Development of a central monitoring system

  • Identification and analysis of user requirements
  • Development of an architecture of the central monitoring system
  • Ensuring effective cooperation of system modules (connection of model results with data management, visualization, and workflow composition subsystems) and exchange of data with external systems
  • Research of techniques ensuring high quality of service in the operation of the central monitoring system with respect to computational tasks and the visualization of the levee state


Development of the measurement network management subsystem

  • Research in the field of representing and self-configuring of the procedures to manage telemetry infrastructure,
  • Research in the field of defining procedures of handling emergency situations monitored in control and measuring stations
  • Research in the field of schemes of monitoring and management of the telemetry infrastructure,
  • Development of guidelines and programming work as far as management of  metering infrastructure and data transmission are concerned,
  • Research into model of data related to control and measuring stations ,
  • Research into model of data related to sensors.

Data management in the monitoring system

  • Identification and analysis of requirements related to data elements in the monitoring system
  • Research on metadata and resource discovery in the monitoring system
  • Research on management of computation results
  • Development of an optimized data structure model, collection mechanism and representation for large data sets (big data)
  • Analysis of the possibility of  coupling of the software  for statistical analysis of data (time series, data mining)  and elaboration  of implementation of running in a background forecasting calculations exploiting data resources
  • Design of a data storage system for data collected in the monitoring process and in predictive computations

Development of test subsystem implementation assessment of the state of embankments and embankments forecasting

  • Development of methods for the implementation of multivariate time series constructed from the data coming from the sensor network and describing the state of embankments,
  • Development of methods for the embankments states analysis within the prototype expert system,
  • Project and realization of test implementation embankments states analysis (embankments state evaluation module and a embankments state forecasting module),
  • Validation tests and analysis of the results.

Development of subsystems for visualization and decision support

  • Research on visualization of measurement data and computation results, in particular on levee state assessment, simulation of future levee state and location of possible threats
  • Research on automation of procedures supporting decision-making in emergency situations
  • Development and implementation of tools supporting planning and execution of experiments supporting development of models
  • Research and selection of technologies supporting automatic system reconfiguration in flood emergency periods
  • Development of communication techniques between visualization modules and modules assessing present and future levee state

Development of the efficient scalable computer platform

  • Selecting of hardware and software platforms operating in the model of highly accessible private cloud for the needs of monitoring centre,
  • Selecting of database for storing massive data collected during the process of levee monitoring,
  • Evaluation of platform operation and verification of procedures of resource allocation management in the private cloud model,
  • Testing and identifying procedures of public cloud utilization in the situation of private cloud resources shortage for the sake of computations during the flood thread,
  • Specification of resource management procedures in different states of the system of levee monitoring and running simulation calculations related to forecasting of hydrotechnical structure state.