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Damage due to ground displacement related geohazards cost many of the world's economies more money than hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and floods combined
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Climate change is accelerating the risk ground displacement poses to critical infrastructure around the world. Mitigate damage to your assets by monitoring this geohazard in near real-time.
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CATALYST Insights taps into satellite radar (SAR) constellations to cost-effectively acquire near real-time millimeter-level measurements of ground displacement around your assets.
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Flexible user interface and API makes it easy for business users and technology teams to access ground displacement measurements and alerts to augment their risk management solutions.
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Climate change related events, such as shrink-swell, coastal erosion and flooding are testing the safety limits of our declining infrastructure, exposing owners and the public to greater risk of costly downtime, repairs, and catastrophic failures.
In a typical year, shrink-swell causes more damage to US property owners than hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and tornadoes combined.
  • There have been an average of 5 to 6 tailings dam failures each year since 2000
  • 46,154 or 7.5% of US bridges are structurally deficient and at a higher risk of damage and failure
  • 5 million properties and nearby infrastructure are at risk of damage due to coal mine decommissioning in Europe
  • 175% increase of notable failures at hydro-electric facilities between 1980-1999 and 2000-2020


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    Make Better Decisions, Faster

    Our near real-time ground displacement monitoring services use the latest innovations in satellite radar technology to help business users make better risk and investment decisions regarding critical infrastructure, buildings, safety ratings, loan portfolios, etc.

    Monitoring Ground Movement Risk with State-of-the-art InSAR

    Uplift and subsidence are ground displacements that can put dangerous strain on critical infrastructure, such as pipelines, buildings, dams, and roadways. To facilitate affordable, repetitive monitoring of millimeter-level ground movement, we have unveiled a new InSAR workflow called Small-baseline Subset Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (SBAS-PSI) in our CATALYST solutions.

    Why Monitor Ground Movement?

    Ground displacement is a subtle danger usually invisible to the naked eye. As the terrain sinks or rises by just a few centimeters per year, physical strain is put on nearby structures which may show no outward signs of damage until the breaking point is reached. Ground displacement can compromise the integrity of buildings, transportation networks, pipelines, dams, mines and slopes, which can result in costly downtime, property damage, and loss of life.
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    What you get

    • Reliable millimeter-level measurements
    • Configure custom alerts 
    • Cost-effective monitoring of very large areas
    • Monitor almost anywhere
    • High density measurements updated regularly 
    • Historical measurements
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    Highly trained InSAR scientists and specialists ensure the timely delivery of accurate measurements throughout your subscription
    User friendly web-app for business users to visualize and understand the risks that ground displacement poses on your assets
    Simple API for integrating our ground displacement measurement data feed to augment your risk management and maintenance systems
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    Learn more about the growing global risk of ground displacement
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    Check to see if your assets are at risk by viewing the latest interactive ground subsidence (ground displacement) risk map published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Land Subsidence International Initiative (LaSII).
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    Shrink-swell is one of the most costly geohazards in the world and occurs when moisture levels within clay-rich soils change causing uplift and subsidence, which can severely damage infrastructure, and buildings. Learn more by checking out some of the great research by the British Geological Survey (BGS).
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