Tailing Dams Integrity Monitoring

With SAR Satellite Data from ICEYE

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Mitigate Risks of Tailing Dams Failure With ICEYE SAR Data

Make sure your tailing dam has sufficient drainage and is strong enough to contain the increasing mining waste with persistent monitoring enabled by ICEYE's SAR satellite constellation.

Be aware of changes and ground subsidence within the tailing dam with frequently delivered SAR satellite imagery acquired independently of sunlight and weather conditions. The frequent stream of ICEYE SAR data enables you to get persistent land subsidence monitoring necessary to prevent potential 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 leakages can damage the environment, threatening the health of wildlife. To improve sustainability of mining activities and reduce harmful consequences, persistent monitoring of tailing dams and mining sites is required. 

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





  • Persistent monitoring of mining tailing dams.
  • Monitoring of land subsidence with down to millimetric accuracy.
  • Detection of changes of 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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