MOVIE project launch meeting

fibrisTerre joins MOVIE project, which will provide a virtual laboratory to improve mine safety

Research is in fibrisTerre’s DNA, so it was exciting for Nils Nöther to meet fellow scientists from the University of Clausthal and Freiberg University of Mining and Technology for the inaugural meeting of the MOVIE project team.

MOVIE is part of the Georesearch for Sustainability (GEO:N) program funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (hashtag#BMBF)

A digital twin, in the form of a virtual laboratory, will be developed based on: a real underground laboratory provided by “Reiche Zeche” research and training mine with monitoring data from fibrisTerre Systems’s distributed fiber optic sensing

The virtual laboratory will investigate and support sustainable mining practices and promote efficient and responsible management of underground systems.

More information may be found here:


fibrisTerre joins Multiclimat project

fibrisTerre is honored to be part of the MULTICLIMACT project.
The project builds on the experience of 23 partners from 10 European countries, leveraging a vast amount of knowledge and expertise to develop a framework and a tool for supporting public stakeholders and citizens to assess the resilience of the built environment.

fibrisTerre’s contribution is based on continuous, real-time monitoring using distributed fiber optic sensing to provide early warning of potential failures in dikes and linear infrastructure assets.

‘Innovative risk assessment and prediction technologies will be tested at four pilot sites in Camerino (Italy), Barcelona (Spain), Riga (Latvia) and Leischendam-Voorburg and Roermond (The Netherlands). Four pilot sites with diverse climatic conditions are therefore susceptible to different types of climate-related environmental disasters.’

More about the project


fibrisTerre is now an ISSMGE Corporate Associate

The International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) is ‘the pre-eminent professional body representing the interests and activities of Engineers, Academics and Contractors all over the world that actively participate in geotechnical engineering.’

Founded in 1936, the ISSMGE provides a global focus for professional leadership to some 90 Member Societies and around 20,000 individual members. 
The ISSMGE provides a valuable online library which is freely available.

More about ISSMGE

Here is the ISSMGE video and yes, fibrisTerre loves geotechnical engineering:

STUVA 2023 Tunnel Expo

STUVA Tunnel and Infrastructure Conference, Munich, November 8 and 9 November

Attending the STUVA Conference and Expo?

Here are three ways for you to find out more about how distributed fiber optic sensing could make sense for your project:

1. Visit fibrisTerre: Hall C1 Aisle F, Stand 115
The fibrisTerre team is ready to demonstrate the system and answer your distributed fiber-optic sensing questions.
You’ll find us close to the Exhibition entrance.
Whether you have a project requiring continuous, precise strain or temperature monitoring, you have years of experience to share, or you are curious or wish to say ‘Hello’ – we look forward to meeting you! 

2. Attend the conference to hear – ‘Distributed Fibre-Optic Sensor Systems in Tunnel Construction for Holistic, Large-Area Monitoring: Concepts, Instrumentation of Sprayed Concrete Linings, Inner and Segmental Linings as well as realised Applications and Results’ on Thursday at 11.30
(simultaneous translation German/English)

3. Arrange a (coffee break) meeting on site or nearby in Munich
Let’s make the most of our time in Munich. If a short meeting, onsite, online, or nearby, would suit you, please get in touch to arrange it

To the STUVA conference and exhibition website


Wir sind auf der STUVA-Expo und der STUVA-Tagung am 8. und 9. November in München – kommen Sie vorbei!

Hier sind drei Möglichkeiten, wie Sie während der STUVA mehr über die Anwendung von verteilten faseroptischen Sensoren in Ihrem Projekt erfahren können:

1. Besuchen Sie fibrisTerre: Halle C1, Gang F, Stand 115
Das Team von fibrisTerre steht bereit, um das System vorzuführen und Ihre Fragen zu verteilter faseroptischer Sensortechnik zu beantworten. Sie finden uns in unmittelbarer Nähe des Eingangs zur Ausstellung. Egal, ob Sie an einem Projekt arbeiten, das kontinuierliche, präzise Dehnungs- oder Temperaturüberwachung erfordert, ob Sie langjährige Erfahrung teilen möchten oder einfach neugierig sind und “Hallo” sagen möchten – wir freuen uns darauf, Sie kennenzulernen!

2. Nehmen Sie an der Konferenz teil, um am Donnerstag um 11.30 Uhr
‘Verteilte faseroptische Sensorsysteme im Tunnelbau zur gesamtheitlichen, großflächigen Überwachung: Monitoringkonzepte, Instrumentierung von Spritzbetonschalen, Tunnelinnenschalen und Tübbingen sowie realisierte Anwendungen und Ergebnisse’ zu hören, (simultane Übersetzung Deutsch/Englisch)

3. Vereinbaren Sie ein (Kaffeepause-)Treffen vor Ort oder in der Nähe von München.
Lassen Sie uns das Beste aus unserer Zeit in München machen. Wenn ein kurzes Treffen vor Ort, online oder in der Nähe für Sie infrage kommt, nehmen Sie bitte Kontakt mit uns auf, um es zu organisieren

Zur Website der STUVA-Konferenz und -Messe


Solscope Mag présente la détection par fibre optique pour la surveillance des tunnels et des puits

Solscope Mag met en avant un article sur les avantages de la surveillance par capteurs à fibre optique distribués dans les tunnels et les puits de construction.

Cette pièce éclairante met en lumière les remarquables avancées technologiques en matière de surveillance géotechnique des tunnels. Découvrez comment les capteurs à fibre optique contribuent à renforcer la sécurité, la fiabilité et l’efficacité dans un projet emblématique de tunnel en Europe.

Rejoignez-nous pour promouvoir les meilleures pratiques en matière de conception et de construction des infrastructures souterraines.

Lisez l’article (en français) à la page 58.


Solscope Mag features fiber optic sensing for monitoring tunnels and shafts

Solscope Mag features an article on the advantages of distributed fiber optic sensor monitoring in tunnels and construction shafts.

This insightful piece sheds light on the remarkable technological advancements in geotechnical tunnel surveillance.
Discover how fiber optic sensors contribute to enhanced safety, reliability, and efficiency in an iconic European Tunnel project.
Join us in promoting best practices for underground infrastructure design and construction.

The article may be read here (in French) on page 58


Let's meet in Vienna! EAGE Annual Conference June 5-9

Three ways for you to find out more about distributed fiber optic sensing at the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) Annual Conference, Vienna, Austria from June 5 – 9!

1. Participate in the distributed fiber optic sensing one day workshop

Distributed Fiber-Optic Sensing in Geotechnical Engineering and the Energy Sector
Friday 9 June 2023
This workshop is for everyone from the industry or academic world who would like to learn or deepen their knowledge about the use of different DFOS technologies in geotechnical, geophysical, structural and civil engineering in energy transmission or other fields. It focuses on practical insights from successful monitoring projects, and shares hands-on experience in installation, operation, and data handling. The workshop will bring together application specialists from industry and academia with everyone who wants to learn how to use this powerful technology. Workshop details

2. Visit the fibrisTerre booth 4702

The fibrisTerre team is ready to demonstrate the system and discuss your distributed fiber-optic sensing system requirement.
You’ll find us close to the EAGE Community and coffee hub – booth 4702 Conference details

3. Arrange a coffee break meeting on site or nearby in Vienna

Let’s make the most of our time in Vienna. If a short meeting, onsite or nearby, would suit you, please contact us to arrange it

Whether you have a project requiring continuous, precise strain or temperature monitoring, you have years of experience to share, or you are simply curious or wish to say ‘Hello’ – we are looking forward to meeting you! Conference details


Institute for geomechanics and geotechnics symposium at the TU Braunschweig

We are looking forward to attending and exhibiting at this event on 16/17 February 2023.
“the 2023 symposium will again be a forum for all experts who feel connected to geomechanics and geotechnics. An program that will stimulate intensive discussions has been put together from the large number of topics proposed .

In addition, there is also plenty of room to exchange experiences and to cultivate relationships and contacts, for example during the evening event on Thursday, which brings us together in Braunschweig.

The Edgard-Frankignoul-Förderpreis, donated by STUMP-FRANKI Spezialtiefbau GmbH, is now being awarded for the 8th time.

The programme (the conference is in German) may be found here


fibrisTerre becomes a corporate member of STUVA

A non-profit, independent and international research company, STUVA has been involved in the entire spectrum of underground construction and operation since 1960. 

Membership brings fibrisTerre into closer contact with authorities, associations, cities, transport companies, engineering offices, insurers, and academic institutions related to STUVA’s field of work, enabling it to respond to situations where monitoring with fiber optic sensing may be the ideal solution.

More information about STUVA may be found here