Tailing Dams Integrity Monitoring

Radar Satellite Data from ICEYE

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Mitigate Risks of Tailing Dams Failure

Make sure your tailing dam has sufficient drainage and is strong enough to contain the increasing mining waste with the persistent monitoring strategy.

Be aware of changes and ground deformation within the tailing dam with frequent radar satellite data taken independently of sunlight and weather conditions. ICEYE satellite SAR data enables getting early warning on anomalies and obtaining persistent ground displacement monitoring necessary to prevent dam failures. 



Improve Sustainability & Safety of Mining Operations

Tailing dams are used to store water and waste that come from mining operations. Since the waste can contain toxic and radioactive substances, tailing dam leakage damages the environment, threatening the health of wildlife. To improve sustainability of mining activities and reduce harmful consequences to the environment, persistent monitoring of tailing dams and mining sites is required. 

SAR Interferometry (InSAR) is a reliable tool for frequent monitoring of land displacement that is useful to forecast and prevent tailing dam collapse. ICEYE SAR data is also helpful for timely response on dam failure, estimation of impacted area and monitoring of the collapse circumstances. Such information is necessary for taking safe and efficient mitigation measures. 




  • Persistent monitoring of mining tailing dams
  • Obtaining frequently updated information on land movements and displacement measurement
  • Receiving early alert on anomalies,  such as acceleration of ground movements
  • Getting accurate information on changes in the surface water within a mining area 



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.

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