UKSA networking event

We were at the UK Space Applications networking event that took place on the 30th of January 2019 in London.

Gregor Petkovsek from HR Wallingford presented DAMSAT and how satellite applications can help to monitor tailings dams.

It was an excellent opportunity to share experiences with other space application developers , some of them also developing products for Peru, our pilot country.

A review of tailings dams risks

We published a review of the risks posed by the failure of tailings dams in a report, available from our resources section.

This report provides

  • an overview of risks associated to tailings dams,
  • monitoring regulatory frameworks worldwide,
  • current monitoring methods and techniques,
  • examples of tailings dams failures, ranging from Val di Stava in Italy that occurred in 1985 until the most recent one in Sulliden Shauindo, Peru in 2018. 

The report has a special section dedicated to Peru, where our product DAMSAT will be tested and applied.

Download the report

To download the report free of charge as a pdf document, visit our resources page.

International Workshop “Peru SAT-1. Lessons learnt in 2018”

Jean Carlo Tirado from the National Foundation for Hydraulics and Gilberto Zelada from the Faculty of Engineering attended the International Workshop “Peru SAT-1. Lessons learnt in 2018” on the 4th to 6th of December in Lima, Peru.

The event was organised by the Peruvian Space Agency – CONIDA with the objective to exchange experiences on the use of satellite images and technology, an in particular on the Peru SAT-1, the first Peruvian satellite in operation since 2016.

The workshop was useful to explore how satellite images can support the decision-making process of public authorities, how to promote knowledge sharing activities and to exchange experiences with other Space Agencies and research groups in Latin America.

Gilberto Zelada with Captain Paola Won Hidalgo, responsible of the Cooperation and Inter-Institutional Relations Department