GRSG Conference 2020 Presentation

Title: Creating an automated tailings dam monitoring service using free satellite data

Author: David Burridge

Research has shown that monitoring of mine tailings dams using SAR satellite data has potential to highlight tell-tale ground motion before potentially catastrophic failure.

In this presentation we will present a short overview of the techniques required then discuss a collaboration between Satellite Applications Catapult and L3Harris to transition the capability to run automatically at scale, creating a proof-of-concept monitoring service.

We will highlight the approaches taken and challenges that were overcome. If you have ever wondered how an analytic moves from desktop research environment to an “operational” capability then this presentation is for you!