Martin Ziegler: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

Name Dr. Martin Ziegler
Dep. Erdwissenschaften
ETH Zürich, NO G 1.2
Sonneggstrasse 5
8092 Zürich
DepartmentEarth Sciences

651-4066-00LEngineering Geological Field Course II (Rocks) Information Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 18.
3 credits6PM. Ziegler
AbstractThis course focuses on characterizing and classifying rock masses in the field as done in preliminary and advanced stages of site assessments.
ObjectiveThe objectives of this course are to provide the student the necessary skills to carry out field mapping investigations and rock mass data acquisitions for assessing the rock mass conditions, focusing on quantifying geologic elements that have a primary influence on the project at hand, and processing and interpreting the acquired data in order to developing a geomechanical site model.
ContentThis course covers methodologies and techniques to characterize and classify rock masses in the perspective of specific engineering objectives. This includes field characterization of intact rock types and properties (lithology, rock and rock mass strength, degree of weathering, etc.), quantifying their associated discontinuity networks, mapping and characterization of faults in terms of their engineering relevance, and the use of geomorphology in engineering geology field investigations.

The integration and correlation of data acquired from different mapping techniques and areas (aerial/terrestrial photograph interpretation, surface outcrop mapping, underground outcrop mapping, core logging) is also part of this course. Relevant software programs will be introduced during the course and applied by the students.
Lecture notesDetails on the course program will be made availbale here:
(-> Master of Science -> Spring Semester -> Engineering Geology Field Course II)
Prerequisites / NoticeGeography and Earth System Sciences students UZH may attend this field course at full costs (no subsidies).

Students registering for the course confirm having read and accepted the terms and conditions for excursions and field courses of D-ERDW

The field course is carried out during 2x5 days in mid-July. The student is expected to prepare for the field course in advance. The course structure will be presented to the student at the beginning of the spring semester.
651-4280-00LApplication of Small Drones for Geological Data Acquisition Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 10.
1 credit1GM. Ziegler
AbstractRemote sensing data from unmanned airborne platforms are increasingly used in industry, public sector, and science. Geological applications include but are not limited to high-resolution photographic images, photogrammetric 2.5D modelling, spectral imaging, or laserscanning. The course will teach the necessary skills to plan, setup, and carry out drone flights for photogrammetric data acquisition.
ObjectiveThe major goal of this workshop is to teach the student the necessary details to plan and carry out a safe and successful UAV flight in typcial geological outdoor environments. At the end of the course the student should be familiar with the important aspects of flight planning and UAV (copter system) operation. Successful course participation, including practical training and a case study report, will allow the student to use the Earth Science Department's drone system for her or his MSc project.
ContentThe course contains a theoretical and a practical part.

The theory part includes:
- Regulations on operating Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in Switzerland and abroad
- Drone systems and capabilities
- Introduction in photogrammetric data processing
- UAV flight planning for copter systems
- Procedure to deploy the drone in your project

The practical part includes:
- UAV flight planning (for flights at a test location, for the student's field area / case study)
- Manual and (semi)automated UAV flights