The project

This project, based in Cajamarca and Cerro de Pasco Peru, uses remote sensing technologies to monitor tailings dams, tailings storage facilities and water dams more effectively.

DAMSAT overview

Dam monitoring from satellites (DAMSAT) is a system which uses satellite technology to remotely monitor water and tailings dams and other tailings storage facilities. The system helps to reduce the risk of failure of these structures and the consequent risk to population and damage to ecosystems downstream upon which many vulnerable communities rely for both their source of water and livelihoods.