Water Defense System Monitoring using SAR Interferometry

Conference: EUSAR 2008 - 7th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/02/2008 - 06/05/2008 at Friedrichshafen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2008

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Hanssen, Ramon F.; Leijen, Freek J. van (Delft Institute of Earth Observation and Space Systems, Delft University of Technology, Kluyverweg 1, 2629HS, Delft, The Netherlands)

Monitoring the safety of water defense systems is crucial for life in the Netherlands. Conventionalmonitoring of structures such as dams and dikes is often limited to visual inspection, with additional in situ measurements if deemed necessary. Here we suggest that advanced satellite radar technology can be used to obtain weekly updates on dike stability for a significant part of all dikes in the Netherlands. This may have a significant impact on safety assessment and hazard mitigation in the Netherlands.