Products and services, mainly dedicated to the analysis of the Earth surface displacements through Satellite Radar data, will be provided.

TCS Satellite Data Services

The TCS Satellite Data will provide two levels of products and services, mainly dedicated to the analysis of the Earth surface displacements through Satellite Radar data: the first level deals with “standard” remote sensing products (i.e., displacement maps and deformation time-series). The second level concerns value-added products, such as 3D maps, source mechanisms, and fault models.

In particular, the TCS will deploy of 5 services, each one related to a different provider and a specific National Research Infrastructure: EPOSAR (CNR, Italy), GDM (CNRS, France), 3D-Def (CSIC, Spain), COMET (University of Leeds, UK), and MOD (GFZ, Germany).


EPOSAR Level1 service, based on the Small BAseline Subset (SBAS) SInSAR technique, allows both on demand and automatic generation of ground displacement map and time series.


GDM (Ground Deformation Monitoring) service is supported by CNRS and based on PEPS, a CNES infrastructure hosting Sentinels products. The service is developed in the framework of ForM@Ter, a French data and service centre focusing on solid Earth. GDM will offer on-demand computation services on radar and optical imagery to produce stacks of co-registered interferograms and horizontal deformation maps. This service is aimed at serving a wide panel of scientific fields, such as earthquake cycle studies, tectonics, volcanism, erosion dynamics, or anthropogenic deformations.


    COMET will be routinely processing EU Copernicus Sentinel-1 interferograms over tectonic and volcanic areas and making these available through EPOS.


    A modelling service

    GeohazardVis is a visualization and modeling tool developed at the GFZ Potsdam (Karsten Tausche, Mehdi Nikkhoo and Thomas R. Walter), dedicated for InSAR-based volcano deformation analysis. Interactive visualizations facilitate data exploration, analysis and model verification. GeohazardVis is a free software and is currently supported on Windows and Linux. It is a stand-alone package, in a modular design, that allows reading, displaying and analyzing InSAR data, and integrating further tools.