Special Issue "Applications of InSAR for Monitoring Surface Deformation in the Energy Transition"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2023) | Viewed by 2188
Interests: geological monitoring; remote sensing; energy
The increased worldwide energy demand and recent climate change challenges require the development of sustainable energy resources. New technologies, improved industrial processes, and currently unexplored systems will play a pivotal role in this energy transition. The study of their associated impacts by monitoring different parameters is fundamental to grant sustainability and social responsibility.
In this framework, measuring surface deformation, both natural and possibly induced by human activities, is key to ensuring such development and mitigating environmental and societal risks.
The extraction of subsurface resources, notably through mining, oil and gas, and geothermal processes, can result in surface deformation leading to subsidence, landslide, or other phenomena. Induced earthquakes also represent significant hazards for people, infrastructures, and the environment. The geological storage of greenhouse gas as a tool to limit global warming also requires persistent monitoring of the surface dynamics, both for a better understanding of the geomechanical behaviour of rocks and for public safety.
Synthetic aperture radar interferometry (InSAR) has evolved into a mature technology to quantify ground movement with millimetric accuracy and with no direct environmental footprint. The ability to process images both ex-post and ex-ante represents a significant asset for monitoring past, current, and future surface deformation. InSAR becomes even more indispensable when surface deformation measurements are sought at large scales, playing a key role in globally protecting and preserving our planet and its environment.
This Special Issue aims to collect original research and review papers focusing on the application of InSAR for monitoring surface deformation in the energy transition process. We invite contributions that leverage the advances in InSAR technology, processing, and analysis to foster new developments in this domain. We welcome submissions in the following categories or any topic using InSAR, including but not limited to: surface subsidence or uplift caused by underground extraction or storage; exploitation of new energies including hydrogen, solar and wind; and the development of new tools and deployment of advanced algorithms to large datasets for wide-area monitoring (e.g., country scale), operational safety, risk and hazard management in the energy sector.
Dr. Damien Dhont
Dr. Marine Larrey
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- surface deformation