Slope Monitoring Workshop in Ghana
12th May 2017, Pisa, Italy
IDS GeoRadar and TRE ALTAMIRA as leading providers to the mining industry continue collaborating to offer a radar integrated solution covering all mine stability issues.
A dedicated workshop on slope monitoring technologies for the mining sector took place in Accra (Ghana) on 3-4 May 2017. The event was organized by the local company PDSA, which represents IDS GeoRadar in West Africa. Around 20 representatives, mainly from local mining companies, attended the workshop.
Maxwell Ansah, Managing Director of PDSA, Davide Colombo, Sales Area Manager from TRE Altamira, and Giovanni Funaioli, Sales and Marketing Manager, Mining Business Unit, from IDS GeoRadar, successfully showed a synergic slope monitoring solution where “Everyone does its Job” to enable mine operators to select the most appropriate sensor according to their specific needs.
InSAR, together with IBIS ground based radar, offers a synoptic view of the whole mine site allowing geotechnical teams to optimize their global understanding of ground deformations. Satellite and IBIS ground-based radar monitoring solutions guarantee a safe mining, while ensuring high efficiency to the operations. Detailed robotic Total Station and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) displacement data are now automatically imported within the Guardian True Vector processing software by IDS GeoRadar.
Through the presentation of test cases of some renowned mine sites, participants were able to appreciate how satellite data can complement ground-based radar measurements to identify criticalities over large areas, and to address and properly plan the best monitoring array, at the basis of a reliable geotechnical risks management.
IDS GeoRadar, part of Hexagon, is a leading provider of multi-frequency, multi-channel Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Interferometric technology solutions worldwide. The company is committed to delivering best-in-class performance solutions and the pursuit of product excellence, through the creation of application-specific, innovative and cost efficient systems for a wide range of applications including mining, utility, civil engineering, geology and environment management. As part of Hexagon, IDS GeoRadar invests a significant part of its turnover in R&D, and is committed to the integration of solutions through continuous technology innovation for the entire “Life of Mine.” To learn more: www.idsgeoradar.com
TRE ALTAMIRA, a CLS group company, is the largest group worldwide providing InSAR satellite data for ground deformation monitoring. The proprietary technology of TRE ALTAMIRA, developed over the last 20 years, allow the detection of ground displacements with millimeter accuracy. Using multi-temporal satellite radar data TRE ALTAMIRA offers a time saving and cost-effective solution for mapping ground displacement over wide areas. To learn more: www.tre-altamira.com
PDSA Company Limited a wholly owned Ghanaian Company Limited which was established to primarily support the Construction, Mining, Engineering and Scientific Measuring Industry with expert advice, supply, support and servicing of their measuring equipment. PDSA is an Authorized Distributor of Leica Geosystems AG, Switzerland, a world leader in the manufacture of survey equipment and is engaged in the sales, hire, support and servicing of Leica Total Stations, GPS / GNSS Sensor, DISTO, Levels, Lasers, Scanners and accessories. To learn more: www.pdsaghana.com