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Remote Sensing & the Department of Geophysics & Geothermics of
of Athens is currently involved in Terrafirma, one of ten projects being supported by
Space Agency's (ESA) Global Monitoring for Environment and Security
Terrafirma (www.terrafirma.eu.com) aims to provide a Pan-European ground
information service which provides identification, assessment,
and monitoring of ground motions in the following thematic areas:
- Hydrogeology (including abandoned and
inactive mines as well as landslides)
- maps and time histories, from radar
satellite archives, showing ground movement rates in recent years at
- monitoring of specific hazard areas on
- measurements integrated with geological
and other information and interpreted by a thematic expert to provide
the understanding needed before decision-makers take action.
- site/project-based models to provide a
deeper understanding and to introduce an element of forecasting.
already available for several sites throughout Europe.
A map of the service coverage is available.
A yearly user Workshop (open to
all) is held
with presentations of interpretations made as well as a training course
use of Terrafirma InSAR products for ground motion management.
information, please contact Geraint Cooksley, Terrafirma Project Manager.