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geotechnical engineers, surveyors, planners and managers are data scientists with access to remote and local sensing data. InSAR data and derived information can be used to manage asset risks in mines and tailings storage facilities – whether operational or closed.

This places new demands on engineers’ technical understanding since the InSAR data shows that everything in the mine is moving continuously.

By inspecting the InSAR data routinely, and detecting patterns of the surface deformation associated with patterns in use of the mine’s infrastructure, early detection of problems comes within grasp and risk can be mitigated more effectively.

Separating the geotechnically relevant signal from geotechnically irrelevant noise. Understanding of remote sensing data sets becomes a strategic enabler.

This technical workshop provides participants with an understanding of optical, SAR and InSAR remote sensing measurements and deployment for asset/risk management, including many practical cases in 12 modules.

The modules will include hands-on lab work.

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SkyGeo Mining User Conference Agenda

Conference Agenda: July 11, Day One
Morning Session 09:00 - 12:00Introduction by the Ramon Hanssen / PB
Synthetic Aperture Radar for remote sensing in mining, an introduction.
Radar interferometry, and basic concepts
Radar time series: recognizing patterns in time and space and different time functions; pros and cons of different radar sensors: very high res vs. standard resolution with applications in use.
Case Studies and the SkyGeo viewer: Mining & Tailings.
Lunch Break
Afternoon Session: 13:00 - 17:00Data interpretation of satellite radar and deformation time series; the SkyGeo user management tool; toolbox to create insights.
Integrated InSAR use case #1: slope stability
Conference Agenda: July 12, Day Two
Morning Session 09:00 - 12:00Interpreting Synthetic Aperture Radar signal in mining, TARP and early warnings
Integrated InSAR use case #2: tailings facilities and specific deformation dynamics
Using optical data in the SkyGeo viewer: detection and assessment of Normalized Differential Moisture Index for assessment of soil moisture
Verification and Validation of InSAR using existing mine surveying data
Lunch Break
Afternoon Session: 13:00 - 17:00Surface deformation measurements as a proxy for underground motion: examples of mapping onto underground assets
Integrated InSAR use case #1: slope stability
Evening Session: 18.30Hosted Dinner
Conference Agenda: July 13, Day Three
Morning Session 09:00 - 12:00Mine lithology and geohydrology assessment by remote sensing
Integrated InSAR use case #4: data to support strategic planning; long term trends
Technology directions: on the ground and satellite missions for the future
Remote sensing for Mining Roundtable discussion and wrap-up
Lunch Break
Afternoon Session: 13:00 - 15:00Offsite Activity

Hosts and Presenters

Pieter Bas Leezenberg

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

We will add a few words in here to some background of each of the hosts / speakers

Pieter Bas Leezenberg

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

We will add a few words in here to some background of each of the hosts / speakers

Pieter Bas Leezenberg

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

We will add a few words in here to some background of each of the hosts / speakers

Pieter Bas Leezenberg

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

We will add a few words in here to some background of each of the hosts / speakers