Mining Activity Monitoring

Radar Satellite Data from ICEYE

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Increase Efficiency & Reduce Risks

Plan resources with increased efficiency, improve safety and reduce instability risks with daily updated information on mining activities, derived from radar satellite data. 

Mining sites are often located in some of the most remote locations in the world, causing difficulty in successful management of labor, equipment use and project progress overall. Radar satellite data is the key to getting the most recent and accurate information for efficient operations planning and resource management in mines. Radar imaging satellites can take an image of any location on Earth, at any time, regardless of cloud cover and sunlight.


Remote Monitoring and Operations Management

Remote monitoring and operations management requires timely, consistent, reliable information about every activity that happens within and around the mining sites.

ICEYE  satellite data enables persistent monitoring for the mining sector to support the planning and management of mineral resources. ICEYE’s radar satellite imaging allows all day, all weather monitoring over the expected mining fields.

Information from ICEYE’s high-resolution SAR satellite imagery updated several times per day or even every hour allow operations to be planned efficiently, enabling precise monitoring of variations in the terrain, and consequently the volume of mineral extracted.




  • Daily monitoring of mining activities, including excavation operations and location of machinery
  • Data on vegetation gains or losses monitoring during and after mining activities 
  • Gaining accurate information on changes of the surface water within a mining area (e.g. tailing dams, water run-off, and water bodies)
  • Fast detection of surface change in relation to general mining activities, road works, and impact of vehicle movements
  • Frequent monitoring of surface movements and displacement measurement
  • Encroachment on mining area and illegal or dangerous settlements detection
  • Getting early warning on anomalies, such as acceleration of ground movements 



ICEYE continues to grow its current SAR satellite constellation capacity with the objective to provide daily interferometry and coherent change detection anywhere on Earth with a 24h ground track repeat. This breaks existing barriers in collecting SAR imagery stacks for InSAR analysis, bringing the collection time down with every new satellite in the ICEYE constellation. Since 2018, ICEYE has launched commercially available SAR satellites, and the company will continue to increase the size of the commercial constellation every year.

Download Free ICEYE SLC Dataset 

The dataset features port of Port Hedland, Australia and port of Gdansk, Poland