Methods & Technologies

Multilevel system top hosing

Morwick G360 is a field-focused research institute and as such is always pushing the limits of existing methods and technologies, and developing new ones necessary for the field-based investigation of the subsurface. Our team is always looking for new ways to gain insights from well-established methods, and striving to make advanced methods easier and more cost effective to deploy.


COREDFN is a high-resolution approach to matrix diffusion analysis developed by Dr. Beth Parker and offered by Pace Analytical’s Mobile Lab Services via an exclusive license agreement. COREDFN Matrix Diffusion Analysis provides key insights from core samples and open borehole experiments that strengthen interpretations of groundwater properties and parameters in complex fractured bedrock environments.

FLUTe™ Flexible Liners

FLUTe™ Flexible Liner Underground Technologies are used in conjunction with several of Morwick G360’s methods to allow for testing of hydrologic properties on closed boreholes. In particular, Morwick G360 has been experimenting with multiple methods of sensor deployment behind temporarily deployed FLUTe™ liners.

Packer Testing

Packer tests allow hydraulic tests to be conducted in discrete subsurface intervals. This evolving field of groundwater science has lots to offer in terms of estimating hydraulic parameters, especially in fractured bedrock environments where bulk tests don’t provide enough insight.

Portable Drills

Portable Drills open new opportunities for cost effective and highly mobile field investigation techniques. A little drilling can go a long way when you have the right tools and experience.

Advanced Geophysics

Morwick G360 develops and applies advanced borehole, surface, and airborne geophysical techniques as well as novel hydrophysical techniques to help characterize physical aquifer structures and properties, and the position and magnitude of groundwater flow. Identifying active groundwater flow and quantifying flow rates in bedrock aquifers is critical for developing a robust conceptual or numerical site model but is a persistent challenge for hydrogeologists due to lack of suitable field methods and tools. Our key advancements in the field include the development of the Active Line Source (ALS) wireline temperature logging, Fibre Optic Active Distributed Temperature Sensing (A-DTS) and high sensitivity transducer deployments in temporarily sealed boreholes, as well as advanced surface and airborne geophysics to assess aquifer geometry and structure.

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