The Magic of Groundwater

Groundwater is a mysterious resource. There is no sight more satisfying than a flowing artesian well after weeks of hard drilling. 

Pulling up the tripod
Pulling up the tripod

100% human-powered drilling
100% human-powered drilling

Pulling up the tripod
Pulling up the tripod

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Tai Tapu Drill Camp 2019

Drilling into an artesian aquifer using manual techniques that were once common in Canterbury over 90 years ago. The rig will soon be on its way to Tonga. 

Testing a mobile phone accelerometer
Testing a mobile phone accelerometer

Prototype Raspberry Pi seismometer
Prototype Raspberry Pi seismometer

Mark I resistivity instrumentation
Mark I resistivity instrumentation

Testing a mobile phone accelerometer
Testing a mobile phone accelerometer

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Instrumentation Development

Testing prototype electrical resistivity instrumentation and seismometers in the field.