SATIM's motivation is to introduce new service on the market and provide customers with direct access to information about the ground deformations in their area. The lack of this information is a significant problem for people living in endangered areas.
SAT-DEFO is the warning system for inhabitants of areas threatened with ground deformations. The solution has the form of a mobile application allowing user to define areas for which he will receive information on the occurrence and scale of ground deformations. The areas can be defined by the address/addresses or land plot(s) number(s). In case of ground deformation occurring, the user receives a message with information about the deformations through the mobile application.
Such monitoring can be useful to the residents and investors in many aspects, for example in choosing the optimal location for investment, in considering threats in their environment or in claiming for compensation from mining industry due to mining-caused damages.
Inhabitants of areas threatened with ground deformations often struggle with damages of their properties. In these cases, they can apply for compensation from mining companies (in case of mining-based subsidence) or from municipalities (in case of landslides). Although not all damages, like cracks or lopsided floors, have to be connected with mining activities or landslides phenomenon.
It can be concluded that the disadvantages of the existing methods of ground subsidence monitoring generate a need for a new service providing cost-effective information about ground deformations in an easy, understandable way.
User needs in this aspect can be formulated as follows:
Poland, Ukraine, Republic of South Africa, Australia, India, Pakistan, China, Russia, etc
The SAT-DEFO system can provide the recipient with information about ground subsidence in the form of alerts and reports. The specific features of the service are as follows:
SAT-DEFO is based on MineSAR software, developed by SATIM.
Development of the project is done in Cloud Architecture. SAT-DEFO is able to use DIAS (the platform that provides and operates a cloud infrastructure adapted to the processing of big amount of EO data) for data selection, repetitive processing of large data sets, complex computing activities, algorithm development, and publishing results. SAT-DEFO is developed in Java programming language, only with use Open Source modules and libraries. The application is not limited to the operating system.
The SAT-DEFO is using SAR data from the Sentinel-1 mission.
The advantages of our application over the current solutions used by our target group:
The advantages of our application over the competitors:
Right now we are discussing with ESA the continuation to demo project.
At the further stages of work, we would like to focus on more detailed research (e.g. on markets on other continents than Europe), executing the marketing strategy, and creating/testing the app.