Surface Movement Monitoring

Your Alternative to Terrestrial Surveying

Surface Movement Monitoring (SMM) provides measurements of ground surface movement (uplift or subsidence) with millimetre precision and high resolution from space. 

Our service supports you to ensure the security or effective performance of your project or activities.
Input data from radar satellites such as our radar constellation, PAZ and Sentinel-1 are utilised. We provide individual baseline studies as well as long term monitoring requests and updated studies (for e.g. along multi-year oil and gas production or larger construction projects). Access your results online via the SMM GeoView portal.

Video Caption: Burgan is an oil field in Kuwait, the second largest worldwide. The extraction of oil from the ground during production causes reservoirs to compact and the surface to subside (here with a rate of up to 1.2 cm/year).


SMM GeoView

SMM GeoView is an online viewer for surface movement measurement results. Individual user accounts allow for user specific visualisation of measurement results. The portal provides interactive GIS functionalities and full access to the complete measurement time series.

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Key Features

  • One-Stop-Shop: We provide optimum satellite tasking and archive searches 
  • Large area coverage and high density of measurement points
  • Access to historic movement time series for every single measurement point
  • Online and offline access to measurements
Surface Movement Monitoring

Your advantages with Surface Movement Monitoring

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Measurement in millimetre range
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High revisit frequency of  our radar constellation allows monitoring of dynamic processes

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Large coverage and high density of measurement points allows analysis of spatially complex and small-scaled phenomena

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Remotely sensed input data from space minimising costs and risk for on-site staff

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