Training and development tailored for industry

CSIC offers tailored and open training courses on Distributed Fibre Optic Sensing (DFOS), also known as Brillouin sensing. The courses are developed and delivered by the leading UK specialists in the use of DFOS for geotechnical infrastructure monitoring.  


What is Distributed Fibre Optic Sensing?


TrainingDFOS provides an innovative, economic and effective solution to performance and health monitoring of geotechnical infrastructure, such as deep pile foundations. The technology generates continuous strain and temperature measurement using optical fibres attached to, or embedded in, structures. It provides highly comprehensive data outputs, potentially replacing conventional, single point sensors.


Tailored training


CSIC will work closely with you to understand your needs and to design and develop a bespoke course on DFOS. This could focus on specific applications or structures, DFOS installation, data processing, data interpretation, engineering back analysis or any combination of these.


Open courses


Our open courses cover all aspects of applying DFOS to civil infrastructures and include real examples of full scale monitoring projects. Courses include:

Introduction to DFOS for geotechnical infrastructure monitoring


Demonstrates how DFOS is implemented and provides an overview of DFOS capabilities and the opportunities it can offer.

Pile testing using DFOS


Covers the installation of DFOS onto piles and thermal piles, data processing, data interpretation and engineering back analysis, illustrated with real examples of full scale pile tests carried out by CSIC.


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To learn more about how we can help you with our fibre optic sensor training programmes, click and download our training flyer here.


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