RUS-Copernicus is organising a remote hands-on training session focussing on land subsidence monitoring using Sentinel-1 imagery.

This topic is quite important for urban areas which are susceptible to ground instabilities for both local and regional scale. The reasons for this phenomenon can be related either to anthropogenic activities or natural/geological ones

We will use the SAR interferometry (InSAR) technique applied to Sentinel-1 data using the SNAP Sentinel-1 toolbox to identify and map land subsidence over Mexico City. InSAR is indeed an effective method to monitor ground displacement over large areas, giving insight into the spatial distribution of the subsidence rates. In the case of Mexico City, this displacement is caused by groundwater over-exploitation, resulting in damages to buildings, streets, sidewalks and other infrastructures.

Trainees will access from their own laptop a RUS Virtual Machine, fully equipped with all the necessary software and data to follow the exercise during the course and they will be supported by our teams of EO experts.

Attendance to this remote training session is free but requires registration before 2 May.

For more information and registration, visit our training website.


RUS Training Session – Land subsidence with Sentinel-1 data using SNAP – 20 May 2021