geotechoic engineer at Preston Geotechnics, a company in the UK, was working with a UK government-backed geoteeching firm, Geotech, to develop the geotechical instruments that could help control and monitor landslides in the Himalayas.
Geotech had been using Preston to develop its geotechemic instruments, including the geoseck system, for several years.
Now, Preston was using the technology to develop new geoteck systems for the US military, which have been tested and are being deployed in Afghanistan.
“We are excited about working with Geotesch, and I can’t wait to start working with them,” Prelim said.
“Our research will help shape future systems and tools to control landslides and help us manage disasters.
It will also enable us to better understand the human impact of climate change.”
In December, The UK government announced it would fund a new research programme to develop geoteched systems for remote areas in the Arctic and Antarctic.
The programme aims to harness geoteching to better predict and respond to climate change.
“I’m excited about the opportunities that this programme will bring to geoteches around the world,” David Barrett, the head of Preston’s research team in the US, said in a statement.
“The US and UK governments have been working closely together on climate change for many years, and it’s great to see them now looking at geotechanics in a way that is relevant and timely.”
In the UK the Government is funding £500,000 ($738,000) for a programme to build a new geotechial network for the National Parks Agency.
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