The project

DAMSAT uses remote sensing technologies to monitor water and tailings dams and other tailings storage facilities more effectively. DAMSAT currently monitors this type of assets in areas of Cajamarca and Pasco regions in Peru.

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.

Project description

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.

DAMSAT consists of a number of separate modules that process data and provide information to the users about the state of each dam or deposit.