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Prof. Dr. Eng. Ashraf El-kutb Mousa
    Head of Crustal Movements lab.

Crustal Movements Laboratory.

Crustal Movements Laboratory aims to achieve the following:

– Establishment of the Geodetic Network to monitor recent crustal movements of seismo-active  and  vital areas in Egypt.

– Determination of the movements of the earth’s crust by means of Terrestrial Geodetic and Space techniques of the Egyptian territory in huge areas and engineering constructions such as dams, bridges, factories, roads, railways, towers, tunnels, nuclear power plants and pipelines, which are an important part of the national economy.

– Conducting Geodetic observations to study crustal deformations in different Geodetic networks around active faults in the area northwest of Lake Nasser and the Aswan High Dam.

– The recording of Geodetic data from the Egyptian permanent GPS network (EPGN), which consists of 24 stations. This network is used to study the crustal movement rates in the whole territory  of Egypt

–  Conducting three-dimensional laser surveying or scanning for tunnels, archaeological areas and important buildings in Egypt using mobile and terrestrial  laser scanning.

– Carrying out scientific consultation and Research work in the field of crust movements.

Members of Crustal Movements Laboratory

NameTitleInternal PhoneCell PhoneE-Mail
Ashraf El-Kutb Mousa
Prof. Dr. Eng. Head of laboratory1347+201061087313ashrafmousa07@gmail.com
Abdel-Monem Sayed Mohamed


Salah Mohamed MahmoudProf. Dr.1355+201006548875salahm55@yahoo.com

Hassan Ahmed Khalil Salem
Prof. Dr.1289+201017548771khalil_hassanahmed@tahoo.com
Ali Mohamed Radwan
Associated Professor1294+201002435750amradwaneg@yahoo.com
Nadia M. H. AbouAly
Associated Professor1293+201122619638dr.nadia_aboaly_2010@yahoo.com
Mohamed Abdel-Fadeel M. R.
Mohamed Saleh A. M.
Researcher+201013775482 mohamed_sama26@yahoo.com
Mahmoud Gomaa Ibrahim HassanResearcher+201095100039mahgebaly1981@yahoo.com
Mohamed Ali Abdelfattah M. D.
Researcher Assistant1374+201149328553mohamed10_1986@yahoo.com
Esraa Emam Abd El Salam H.
Researcher Assistant1293+201061524235esraa_emam99@yahoo.com
Ahmed Saad Zaki Researcher Assistant1374+201010871799geo.ahmed_saad@yahoo.com
Abdel Hamid Mohmed Abdel Rahman Researcher Assistant1374+201012914440mido_20103720@yahoo.com
Hanan GenidiResearcher Assistant 1293+2hanangenidi@nriag.sci.eg
Ahmed SherifResearcher Assistant 1374+201010833983ahmed.sherif@nriag.sci.eg
Mohamed MahrousResearcher Assistant 1374+2mohamedmahrous@nriag.sci.eg
Alshimaa Yousry H. A.Assistant Researcher 1293alshimaayousre@gmail.com
Mahmoud EtmanAssistant Researcher 1374+201004037813mahmoudetman205@gmail.com

 Laser scanner surveying

Laser scanning (LS) is a surveying technique used for mapping topography, vegetation, urban areas, ice, infrastructure, and other targets of interest. Where the precise position and orientation of the sensor is known, and therefore the position (x, y, z) of the reflecting objects can be determined. There is an increasing interest in Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS), where the laser scanner is mounted on a tripod or even on a moving platform, i.e. Mobile Laser Scanning (MLS). LS is sometimes referred to as LIDAR because of its central role. The basic principle of LS is to use a laser to illuminate an object and a photodiode to register the backscatter radiation and to measure the range. The output of the laser scanner is then a georeferenced point cloud of LIDAR measurements, including the intensity and possibly waveform information of the returned light.

Recently, in NRIAG two type of LS were applied, those are MLS and TLS. It were applied in documentation of some archaeological and vial areas such as Ahmed Hamdy Tunnel, Saqqara step pyramid and El Lahun pyramid.    .

Geodetic networks in Egypt

In 2006, NRIAG started the establishment of the EPGN. Basically, the site selection was aimed to cover geographically all the Egyptian territory but also considering the tectonic setting of Egypt. NRIAG started with 6 permanent stations and nowadays the number has reached to 25 stations.


 Devices owned by Crustal movements Laboratory

GNSS Laboratory Instruments

Trimble R8s

Trimble R8s GNSS Receiver

Trimble R8

Trimble R8 GNSS Receiver

Trimble 5700

Trimble 5700 GNSS Receiver

Trimble 4000 SSI

Trimble 4000 SSI GPS Receiver

Trimble NetR9

Trimble NetR9 GNSS Receiver

Trimble NetR5

Trimble NetR5 GNSS Receiver

Laser Scanning Instruments

Trimble MX2

Trimble MX2 Mobile Mapping

Trimble TX6

Trimble TX6

Optical Instruments

Trimble S5

Trimbe S5 total Station

Leica TC1100

Leica TC1100 Total Station

Sokkia SDL1 Didital Level

Sokkia SDL1 Didital Level

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