This course was coordinated in 2021 by Prof. Leandro Alejano, from University of Vigo, Spain and ISRM Vice President for Europe. The course has an introduction and four parts, each opening in its own page.
COURSE OUTLINE: Rock mass characterization and monitoring is based on information gathered at different levels that contributes to a good understanding of the rock mass behavior. Geological, geostructural and geomechanical information is needed to set up a reliable model of the rock mass. The development of advanced survey techniques, such as digital photogrammetry, laser scanning and SAR interferometry has supplied powerful instruments in several fields including rock mechanics, where some efforts have been dedicated to improve the quality and the quantity of information available. In this short course taught by relevant European experts, the basics of these techniques are briefly reviewed and a number of interesting rock mechanics applications will be shown.