Improving tailings management from the ground up

The ability to map soil moisture and changes in it is key to understanding geotechnical risk, write the developers of GroundSat, a new, innovative remote sensing technique that utilises L-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite images to provide soil moisture mapping at a high resolution.

Improving tailings management from the ground up Improving tailings management from the ground up Improving tailings management from the ground up Improving tailings management from the ground up Improving tailings management from the ground up

Brumadinho Dam failure, Brazil, January 2019.

Understanding soil moisture mapping is an important component in assessing assets from the geotechnical perspective and when trying to assess asset resilience to climate change.