Monitoring the hydro- and geological processes of the river and its catchment area over the hydrological season will provide a vital dataset for further analysis and mitigations to ensure the safety of the community.
During May-October, of 2020, fieldwork will include:
- Repeatedly collecting drone footage for monitoring erosion, bedload calculation and produce DEM (digital elevation model)
for further calculations.
- Water sampling and calculation of sediment transport and discharge with sampling-stations along the river to produce
grain-size-distribution chart, water and sediment fluxes from Longyearelva.