Dam Monitoring from SATellites

Dam Monitoring from SATellites (DAMSAT) uses satellite technology to remotely monitor water and tailings dams and other tailings deposit areas. Using satellite data (EO, GNSS) increases the monitoring capacity by providing frequent monitoring information over wide areas and across remote locations and enables consistent monitoring across sites regardless of the relative inaccessibility and hazardous nature of the terrain. DAMSAT provides key users such as local and national authorities or companies with abnormal behavior and weather forecast alerts which allow for timely preventative interventions to reduce the risk of failure of water and tailings storage facilities and the consequent damage to population and ecosystems downstream. Thanks to available performance information for the sites, the tool allows for efficient use of resources and improved planning and prioritisation of site visits.

 

UKSA
Downstream
Ecosystem
Mining
Pollution
Water
Weather
Latin America and the Caribbean
Digital Platform Services
Ongoing
HR Wallingford https://www.hrwallingford.com/projects/damsat