Ground Motion Service

Ground Motion Service is based on Satellite based information and its application on interferometry[1]. This allows to provide a service for sub millimeter measurements ground level rise of decline[2].

Status of Learning ResourceEdit

pre-alpha-Version started at the UN-SPIDER event on "International Cooperation Towards Low-Emission abd Resilient Society".

Areas of ApplicationEdit

  • rise of ground level due to use of geothermic energy.
  • decline of ground level due to mining activity
  • shift of digital elevation model due to earth quakes or vulcanic activities (e.g. relevant for early warning or Risk Management).

Learning TaskEdit

Diagram showing the sea level rise
  • Identify costal areas in which the ground level declines.
  • Identify the causes for the decline of the decline of ground level
    • Mining,
    • Erosion,
    • Exploitation of ground water resources,
    • ...
  • Analyse the consequences of sea level rise due to Climate Change and decribe the consequences of densely populated costal regions.


  1. Takeda, M., Ina, H., & Kobayashi, S. (1982). Fourier-transform method of fringe-pattern analysis for computer-based topography and interferometry. JosA, 72(1), 156-160.
  2. Rucci, A., Ferretti, A., Guarnieri, A. M., & Rocca, F. (2012). Sentinel 1 SAR interferometry applications: The outlook for sub millimeter measurements. Remote sensing of environment, 120, 156-163.