The proposed landslide demonstrator will have three compelmentary components. The first will be to use satellite products;particularly SAR and optical data to monitor landslides or areas of deformation along key transportation corridors. Three proposed regions for this effort will be Canada;Europe and China. The second activity involves interactions with the World Bank and ESA to implement landslide modeling systems that connect remote sensing and model platforms to characterize landslides over identifed areas of interest to the stakeholders. The third activity will involve advancing the collection;curation;methodologies and sharing of landslide inventories compiled primarily from remote sensing sources (SAR and optical). The outcomes of these three complemantary activites will serve to advance critical needs within the landslide community and demonstrate the operational and research benefit of satellite products.
The project progresses with the setup of agreements with CSA (for RCM satellite date), DLR (for TSX satellite data), with CONAE (for SAOCOM satellite data) and is in its final stage of discussion with ASI (for both CSK and SAOCOM data over Europe) and CNES (for Pléiades data). The first delivery of image time series is scheduled in October 2021 for RCM and TSX data. An end-user survey has been conducted in Europe (part of the ESA-funded projet eo4alps initiative) to identify the operational use of Earth Observation products in the daily operations of stakeholders (engineering bureau, regional geosurveys, regional state agencies). The survey was conducted along three categories of questions (access and use of EO data and products for landslide motion analysis, for the update of regional inventories, as source of information for advanced hazard modelling). The prototype version of the World Bank LHIS (Landslide Hazard Information System) has been delivered to stakeholders (state agencies and National Disaster/Insurance Fund) in Morocco, and the suers were trained in July 2021. Additional training and new functions of the system are currently being developed and will be integrated till early 2022.