Surface Movement Monitoring (SMM) provides measurements of ground surface movement (uplift or subsidence) with millimetre precision and high resolution from space.
Your Alternative to Terrestrial Surveying
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 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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Your advantages with Surface Movement Monitoring
High revisit frequency of our radar constellation allows monitoring of dynamic processes
Large coverage and high density of measurement points allows analysis of spatially complex and small-scaled phenomena