InSAR monitoring is de facto a standard for large scale mining operations.
Slopes stability, tailings dams, waste dams, infrastructures, mining sites stability, surface stability above the underground operations – InSAR is an integral part of the stability monitoring systems in the mining industry.
Oil and gas
The InSAR technology is actively used by the oil and gas sector.
The technique proved to be highly applicable for the monitoring of the displacements over large areas above the oil wells or underground gas reservoirs.
InSAR is one of the most effective tools for land deformation related geohazards monitoring.
Landslides, sinkholes, earthquakes, floods, volcano eruptions, avalanches etc. geohazards are one of the main threats to sustainable development of the humanity. InSAR is one of the most effective tools to provide for land deformations related geohazards monitoring and geohazards related risk management.
InSAR can be an independent or complementary tool for the monitoring of the infrastructures.
InSAR is one of the most effective tools to provide near real time monitoring and early warning for large areas or individual infrastructure objects, which for technical or financial reasons cannot be equipped with sensors.
Civil engineering and construction
InSAR can enhance generally accepted methods of sites suitability analysis, geotechnical analysis, as well as equip geotechnical engineers with unique historical stability analysis. InSAR also allows to monitor the area or object stability during and after a project, which is especially critical during the underground works in the urban environment.
Insured properties in many areas around the world are facing the risk of damage due to land motion. The claims related to damages caused by deformations are rising globally. InSAR proved to be an effective tool for the deformation risk analysis and premium calculations as well as for property damage cause investigations and dispute resolutions.
InSAR and geotechnical monitoring
InSAR is a powerful tool to support geotechnical analysis.
InSAR can enhance geotechnical analysis techniques, which traditionally relies on in situ measurements. It is one of very few tools, which is able to provide information on the areas, where no sensors can be installed but also improve the quality of the analysis performed using standards methods and instrumentation.
The European Ground Motion Service (EGMS) is the first ground motion service of the continental scale.
The service, which is a part of the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service (CLMS); provides free of charge annual update on natural and anthropogenic ground motion over the Copernicus Participating States on the online platform, which allows data visualization and analysis GeoKinesia is the first industry player, who launched Active Deformation Area map (ADA) – EGMS based value added service .