The European Ground Motion Service

EGMS

The first InSAR monitoring service at a continental scale We have come a long way since 1993, when the cover page of Nature magazine hosted a SAR interferogram mapping the ground displacement caused by an earthquake. Almost three decades later, the European Environmental Agency (EEA) initiated the first European Ground Motion Service (EGMS), and with…

Interreg V-A Italia-Svizzera

Interreg

A cross-border collaboration to improve hazard identification and mitigation efforts In our September 2020 post 'TRE Altamira and GEORESEARCH: The SedInOut Project', we highlighted our involvement in Interreg Europe, a interregional program funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). By encouraging knowledge and information sharing across regions, Interreg Europe helps local and regional governments…

Pipeline Corridor Monitoring:
The Sabah Sarawak Gas Pipeline in Malaysia

Petronas pipeline

The Sabah Sarawak Gas Pipeline (SSGP) is a 512 kilometre natural gas pipeline in Malaysia that links Kimanis in Sabah to Bintulu in Sarawak. The SSGP is part of Petronas’ Sabah–Sarawak Integrated Oil and Gas Project and was built between 2008 and 2014. Petronas is a global energy and solutions company ranked amongst the largest…

Ground motion monitoring of Italian regions

Ground motion monitoring of Italian regions to prevent and mitigate natural disasters and support urban development Since 2014, and the launch of the first ESA Copernicus’ Sentinel-1A radar, and later, Sentinel-1B, TRE Altamira has joined forces with the Civil Protection Centre of the University of Florence, in order to detect and monitor ground motion and…

InSAR Data for Building Failure Analyses

A case study: the Hotel Collapse in Quanzhou Whenever we face a tragedy, we want to know as much as possible about it, could we have done anything to avoid it; what can we do to make sure nothing similar happens again? This is true for any tragedy. During the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak…