Stability Assessment Of Contamination With Fiber Optic
In order to design the most appropriate remediation technique for the bay, the stability of the surface sediment layer and the sedimentation rate needed to be assessed into great detail.
By installing a fiber optic cable in or under sediments, Fluves used the varying temperatures to calculate the thickness of the sediment layer along the cable. Measurements can be performed at numerous locations along the cable on a daily basis. The full monitoring system consisted of a fiber optic cable of 2 km, a land-based data unit that consisted of a DTS unit, field laptop, power source (battery, generator, or grid connection), and telemetry.