Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Detection and mapping of ground deformations of anthropogenic sinkholes (2020-02-14)


Activation date: 2020-02-14
Event type: Other

Activation reason:
The scope is the assessment of the sinkhole risk in the mining area of Solotvyno, Zakarpattya region, Ukraine, in continuation of the previous service EMSN-030. A systematic salt mining began in the second half of the 18th century with up to eight salt mines in operation. Although the flooding with ground water and the erosion of subsoil salt layers began in the early 2000s, the extraction of salt had not been completely stopped until 2010, when in December 3000m³ of land collapsed.The aim is to provide an up-to-date situational picture based on i) VHR satellite imagery and on ii) a time series analysis of SAR data to identify dimension and velocity of the land surface deformations as input for further modelling and preparedness actions within the ImProDiReT project (DG ECHO).Proposed solution and resultsUpdate of reference data and LULC, including sinkholes, craters and ...

How to cite
European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2020):  Detection and mapping of ground deformations of anthropogenic sinkholes (2020-02-14). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 2020-02-14
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Language English
Data theme(s) Regions and cities; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 72 GEOGRAPHY
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47.9720153° N, 23.9017987° E, 47.93294° S, 23.8392645° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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