Detecting movement in linear civil infrastructure using satellite imaging techniques
Earth observation and InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar) techniques from orbiting satellites are increasingly being applied for mapping deformation and movement of the ground and overlying linear infrastructure assets such as highways, railways, pipelines and power lines.
CIRIA is close to securing the full amount of funding required for this project - which will illustrate and provide guidance on the use of these techniques with a view to starting work early in 2020. The project will bring together a wide spectrum of infrastructure owners with practitioners and experts in satellite imagery and other disciplines.
We are also delighted to announce our collaboration on this project with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) who will be able to access their extensive network in the thriving UK space and satellite applications sector including research centres, manufacturing companies, existing Innovate UK projects, as well as a close working relationship with the UK Space Agency. The KTN will work alongside our appointed research contractors for this project.
CIRIA will be establishing a steering group for this project consisting of funders and other key specialists. Participation in this group will provide an excellent opportunity both to better understand and see examples of the application of this technology and to network and establish contacts within this growing sector.
Organisations wishing to join this group and be part of the collaborative sponsors are invited to email Lee.Kelly@ciria.org or Jack.Young@ciria.org
Expressions of interest in tendering to write this guidance are also invited. Details on the project can be found here.