Mine stability monitoring

Lihir gold mine in Papa New Guinea (Credit: Newcrest)

Mine stability monitoring with satellite InSAR One of the main challenges in the mining sector is the monitoring of ground behaviour over large assets, which often experience displacement due to operational activities. Slope instability in particular can be a significant threat to the integrity of mine sites and staff safety. Regular and accurate site stability…

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…

TRE Altamira to study
the coastal subsidence over Hampton Roads, USA

In 2017, TRE Altamira, in collaboration with Dewberry on behalf of the National Geodetic Survey with NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), used InSAR to study coastal subsidence over Hampton Roads in Virginia, USA (figure below), in order to explore the possible correlation between surface displacement and sea-level rise. In the initial study, the AOI…

TRE Altamira and GEORESEARCH: The SedInOut project

The SedInOut project

The collaboration with GEORESEARCH started more than one year ago with the launch of the InSAR Competence Center in Salzburg. The project is aimed at developing innovative InSAR applications based on cutting-edge technologies for monitoring alpine areas, which are particularly challenging for data analysis and interpretation. In 2019, inspired by the success of this cooperation,…

Project renewal: Tidong Hydro Power Plant

TRE Altamira is proud to renew its collaboration with Tidong Power Generation Pvt. Ltd. to provide InSAR monitoring services during the construction of the Tidong Hydro Power Plant (owned by Statkraft, the European largest renewable energy company) in India. The project is in a very remote, geologically challenging area in the Himalayas. Haldun Kahyaoglu, Statkraft’s…