i4 DamSafety

Integrated & Intelligent Integrity Instrumentation for dam safety

Fundão tailings dam, Samarco, Brazil

Following the collapse of the Fundão dam occurred in November 2015 Geoapp was involved in the emergency response activities.

Following the collapse of the Fundão dam occurred in November 2015 Geoapp was involved in the emergency response activities through an on site visit to support the local geotechnical team and the different providers of monitoring systems in the set up of slope stability radar units and in the analysis of the data collected by the radar.

Moreover, Geoapp activated the satellite InSAR analysis of the data collected by the Sentinel-1 satellite prior to the failure aimed at detecting any surface deformations in the months preceding the collapse potentially capable of providing insights on the failure mechanism and on its temporal evolution.

The Samarco collapse