Project of Research - PNCDI 2 - Partnerships - 2011
Funding Agency: UEFISCDI - Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Decelopment and Innovation Funding
Details: PN-II-PT-PCCA-2011-3.2-1448
Contract no. 200/2012

Spaceborne Multiple Aperture Interferometry and Sequential Patterns Extraction Techniques for Accurate Directional Ground and Infrastructure Stability Measurements (DGI-SAR)

Thematic Area: Earth observations from space/remote sensing
Project Manager: Prof. GAVAT INGE, PhD.

The basic concept of the DGI-SAR project is to develop operational specialized services focused on the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) program for natural risk management and in particular for landslides and seismic phenomena in Romania.

The project is based on Terrafirma project experience, part of European Space Agency's (ESA) GMES Service Element Programme and on National level related project.

The project intends to develop innovative monitoring services for critical infrastructure stability, landslides activity and seismic movements, by applying not only the latest technologies and knowledge in the field, such as spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), but also original approaches and research that will enhance the present techniques.

The services to be developed are the following: Critical Infrastructure Monitoring Service (CIMS); Slope Instability Monitoring Service (SIMS); Seismic Movement Monitoring Service (SMMS). The selected test zones for these services are Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), the Saligny versant (located close to the NPP Cernavoda) and Bucharest city.

An interdisciplinary approach is proposed, where SAR data and processing techniques will be integrated into the current NPP monitoring system and into the seismological knowledge with the purpose of improving the input to existing structural stability and seismic models and leading to their refinement.