Geotech Group

Research Lines


  • INDUSTRY, ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT.
  • TERRESTRIAL AND MARITIME INFRASTRUCTURES.
  • ARCHITECTURE AND BUILDING.
  • CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL HERITAGE.

Grants supporting research


Research network: financial support for the consolidation and structuring of competitive research units
2017 - 2019 | Government of Galicia | Ref. ED431D 2017/10 | 120.000,00 €
Main researcher: Henrique Lorenzo Cimadevila

Reference group: financial support for the consolidation and structuring of competitive research units
2017 - 2019 | Government of Galicia | Ref. ED431C 2016-038 | 400.000,00 €
Main researcher: Pedro Arias Sánchez

Reference group: financial support for the consolidation and structuring of competitive research units
2012 - 2015 | Government of Galicia | Ref. CN 2012/269 | 400.000,00 €
Main researcher: Pedro Arias Sánchez



Industry, Energy and Environment


GIS-Based Infrastructure Management System for Optimized Response to Extreme Events of Terrestrial Transport Networks - SAFEWAY.
2018 - 2022 | European Union | H2020-MG-2016-2017 Ref. 769255-2 | 708.000,00 €
Main researcher: Belén Riveiro Rodríguez

Gestión de clientes y recursos distribuidos: mapeado energético. ENER3DMAP.
2017 - 2021 | USAL | 120.000,00 €
Main researcher: Susana Lagüela López

3D Route Modeling for Flatcity
2017 - 2019 | MINECO | Ref. TIN2016-77158-C4-2-R | 22.400,00 €
Main researchers: Henrique Lorenzo Cimadevila, Higinio González Jorge

Benchmark on Indoor Modeling.
2017 - 2018 | ISPRS | Ref. EU-008-17 | 750,00 €
Main researcher: Lucía Díaz Vilariño

Preparation and writting of a proposal to improve the resilience of transport inland networks to extreme events.
2017 - 2018 | MINECO | Ref. EUIN2017-87598 | 25.000,00 €
Main researcher: Belén Riveiro Rodríguez

Desarrollo de metodologías termográficas para la medición de ensayos in vitro de tratamientos de hipertermia.
2017 - 2018 | USAL | Ref. K116/463AC01 | 10.000,00 €
Main researcher: Susana Lagüela López

ENGINENCY. The Building Energy Efficiency Engine.
2016 - 2017 | European Union | H2020-FTI-2015-1-0661 | 2.376.877,00 €
Main researcher: Pedro Arias Sánchez

Coordinación de la Red de Investigación en Energía: Renovables, almacenamiento y eficiencia (redeNERGY) de la Universidad de Vigo.
2015 - 201X | Government of Galicia.

Sistema integrado para la optimizacion energética y reduccion de la huella De CO2 en edificios: Tecnologías BIM, Indoor Mapping, UAV y herramientas de simulación energética.
2014 - 2016 | MINECO | Ref. ENE2013-48015-C3-1-R | 128.000,00 €
Main researcher: Henrique Lorenzo Cimadevila

Wind energy technology reconsideration to enhance the concept of smart cities (WINERCOST).
2012 - 2015 | European Union | Ref. Cost Action TU1304
Main researchers: Belén Riveiro Rodríguez, Higinio González Jorge (Management Committee members)

Development of 3D thermography from data acquired using UAV platform for the generation of Smart Cities.
2013 - 2015 | Government of Galicia.

Intelligent integral system for control and security in confined spaces. Safe space.
2013 - 2014 | FEDER Program, INNTERCONECTA,CDTI.

Sustainability Indicators of terrestrial infrastructures based on geomatic techniques: Environmental Information Systems.
2010 - 2013 | Government of Galicia | Ref. PGIDIT10MDS031E
Main researcher: Pedro Arias Sánchez

Non-destructive detection of underground services and leakages in industrial areas.
2011 - 2012 | Government of Galicia | Ref. 10DPI125E
Main researcher: Pedro Arias Sánchez

Development of a tool based on geospatial data for the optimization of resources and the exploitation of forestry biomass as renewable energy sources.
2010 - 2012 | Government of Galicia | Ref. 10MDS039E
Main researcher: Pedro Arias Sánchez

Application of geotechnologies to Forensic Anthropology.
2009 - 2012 | Government of Galicia | Ref. INCITE09304262PR
Main researcher: Pedro Arias Sánchez

Data standardization for complete vineyard assessment in the development of a specific Geographic Information System.
2009 - 2012 | Government of Galicia | Ref. PGIDIT09SIN063E
Main researcher: Pedro Arias Sánchez

Photogrammetric system for the control of damages in ship hulls and decks.
2009 - 2012 | Government of Galicia | Ref. PGIDIT09DPI213E
Main researcher: Pedro Arias Sánchez

Design of a fire prevention and control system for urban areas.
2008 - 2011 | Government of Galicia.


Terrestrial and Maritime Infrastructures


System for the diagnosis of knocking-down risk in the interaction areas between pedestrians and vehicles for urban and road environments from mobile mapping technology (SDPA).
2017 - 2018 | DGT | Ref. SPIP2017-02122 | 49.940,00 €
Main researcher: Belén Riveiro Rodríguez

Reduction of run over cases through analysis of bionomial driver - pedestrian visibility using mobile LiDAR data (PEDESTRIAN-SAFETY).
2015 - 201X | DGT.

Healthy and Efficient Routes In Massive Open-Data Based Smart Cities: Smart 3D Modelling: HERMES-S3D.
2014 - 2016 | MINECO | Ref. TIN2013-46801-C4-4-R
Main researcher: Pedro Arias Sánchez

Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar.
2013 - 2017 | European Union | Ref. Cost Action TU1208
Main researchers: Henrique Lorenzo Cimadevila (Management Committee member)

Combined application of advanced geotechnologies and SPH hydrodynamic modelling in the monitoring of mound breakwaters.
2013 - 2015 | Government of Galicia | Ref. EM2013/005
Main researcher: Higinio González Jorge

Expert system for the management of port docks.
2013 - 2015 | Government of Galicia.

Mapping and the citizen sensor.
2012 - 2016 | European Union | Ref. Cost Action TD1202
Main researchers: Higinio González Jorge (Management Committee member)

SITEGI project: application of geotechnologies to infrastructure management and inspection.
2011 - 2013 | Technology Centre for Industrial Development, CDTI.

Monitor of Masonry Arch Bridges. Management system. MMAB-GIS.
2009 - 2012 | Ministry of Science and Innovation (Government of Spain).

Design and implementation of an infrastructure management system.
2008 - 2012 | Government of Galicia.


Architecture and Building


AutoBIM - New technology for indoor acquisition and data processing towards BIM integration.
2016 - 2018 | MINECO | Ref. RTC-2016-5257-7 | 88.333,00 €
Main researchers: Higinio González Jorge, Lucía Díaz Viilariño

3D thermographic façade inspection in urban areas.
2013 - 2015 | Government of Galicia.

Technologies for building renovation and systems for energy efficiency in buildings. TERESE3.
2013 - 2014 | FEDER Program, INNTERCONECTA, CDTI.

Geotechnologies for navigation and 3D visualization of building interiors, INDOOR NAV-VIEW.
2012 - 2014 | Government of Galicia | Ref. IN841C 2012/260
Main researcher: Pedro Arias Sánchez

Energy modelling for smart cities. EnSmart.
2012 - 2014 | MINECO | Ref. IPT-2012-1092-120000
Main researcher: Pedro Arias Sánchez

Development of a photogrammetric system for the optimal location and placement of solar panels in residential buildings.
2010 - 2013 | Government of Galicia.

3D thermometry for energy analysis and inspection of new coatings for building renovation.
2010 - 2013 | Government of Galicia.

System for the measurement and optimal location of covering elements in façades and roofs.
2012 - 2012 | Government of Asturias.

Development of expert management systems for the promotion and internationalisation of the granite sector.
2010 - 2012 | Government of Galicia | Ref. 10SIN007CT
Main researcher: Pedro Arias Sánchez


Cultural and Historical Heritage


3D methodologies for the acquisition and processing of radar data in archaeology.
2009 - 2012 | Government of Galicia.

Expert system based on geotechnologies for the management of heritage infrastructures.
2009 - 2012 | Government of Galicia.

Application of geomatic techniques for the dimensional, structural and condition analysis of historical bridges.
2006 - 2009 | Ministry of Education and Science (Government of Spain).

Training of researchers (PhD Thesis)


FINISHED

Structural assessment of masonry arch bridges by combination of non-destructive testing techniques and advanced numerical modelling
2016 | Borja Conde Carnero | Supervisors: Belén Riveiro and Pedro Arias

New advances in 3D modeling of structural frames from LiDAR data: inspection and structural control
2015 | Manuel Cabaleiro Nuñez | Supervisors: Pedro Arias, J. Carlos Caamaño and Belén Riveiro
European PhD Mention
.

Geomatic techniques for the generation of building information models towards their introduction in integrated management systems
2015 | Lucía Díaz Vilariño | Supervisors: Pedro Arias and Julia Armesto
European PhD Mention
.

Application of geomatic techniques for infrastructure inspection and management
2014 | Iván Puente Luna | Supervisors: Pedro Arias and Higinio González
European PhD Mention
.

Geomatic and Thermographic Techniques for the Inspection and Diagnosis of Historic Structures towards their Introduction in Integrated Management Systems
2014 | Susana Lagüela López | Supervisors: Pedro Arias and Julia Armesto
European PhD Mention
.

Validation of non-destructive geomatic techniques for the dimensional and structural evaluation of historical masonry structures
2011 | Belén Riveiro Rodríguez | Supervisors: Pedro Arias and Julia Armesto
European PhD Mention
.

Modelo unificado para la caracterización de texturas en imágenes digitales mediante histogramas de patrones equivalentes
2011 | Marcos Xosé Álvarez Cid | Supervisors: Antonio Fernández and Julia Armesto

Automation in building elements measurement by means of Close Range Photogrammetry
2011 | Joaquín Martínez Sánchez | Supervisors: Pedro Arias and Celestino Ordóñez
European PhD Mention
.

Evaluación estructural de arcos en puentes de fábrica y de otras estructuras antiguas a partir de técnicas geomáticas
2011 | Jose Carlos Caamaño Martínez | Supervisors: Manuel Durán and Pedro Arias

Ground Penetrating Radar Survey of Historic Masonry Arch Bridges of Galicia (Spain)
2010 | Mercedes Solla Carracelas | Supervisor: Henrique Lorenzo and Fernando Israel Rial Villar
European PhD Mention
.

Control de la deformación en sólidos mediante técnicas de fotogrametría de objeto cercano: aplicación a un problema de diseño estructural
2009 | Enoc Sanz Ablanedo | Supervisors: Pedro Arias and José R. Rodríguez

Aplicación de Sistemas de Información Geográfica (SIG) en la ordenación del territorio del medio rural: SIXACOP
2009 | Ramón Martínez Gómez | Supervisors: Pedro Arias Sánchez and Julia Armesto González

Characterization and analysis of GPR bowtie antennas. Application in road surveys
2007 | Fernando Rial Villar | Supervisors: Henrique Lorenzo and Pedro Arias


FORTHCOMING