Minimising the risk of dams failures using remote sensing data.
Dam Monitoring from SATellites (DAMSAT) uses satellite technology to remotely monitor water and tailings dams and other tailings deposit areas. It is an International Partnership Programme project, run by the UK Space Agency and funded by the Global Challenge Research Fund.
As part of the project, we have developed DAMSAT, a space-based dam monitoring system utilising Earth Observation (EO) and Global Navigation Satellite System technologies, combined with real-time in-situ devices. DAMSAT allows authorities to monitor dams remotely, particularly useful in isolated locations or where there are concerns about dam management.