Volcano monitoring using Sentinel-1 data - Webinar

Volcano. Source: Copernicus RUS

Event Organisers: 

Copernicus Reseach and User Support (RUS)


European Space Agency (ESA)



Registration Deadline: 

Tuesday, January 26, 2021


Monitoring deformation in active volcanic areas has always been of great interest, but remote sensing data has significantly increased the capability of acquiring more measurements at larger spatial scale and at relatively low cost.

Stromboli, one of the three active volcanoes in Italy, is around 3 km high with at least 2 km to be below the sea level and showing an eruptive persistent activity since almost 200,000 years. As a stratovolcano, the relatively high pressure of the gases ejects basaltic lava and its products from a few tens to hundreds of meters into the air. Many significant explosions and lava flows have been recorded in the last 50 years, the most recent events occurring on November 10 and 16, 2020. From the last one, a dense ash cloud was produced around 1 km high above the volcano’s summit and the pyroclastic current reached rapidly the coastline, expanding on the sea surface for about 200 m.

In this webinar, Stromboli will be taken as an example to show, how to use Sentinel-1 data and apply the Differential Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry (DInSAR) technique to monitor volcanos and their activity. In the webinar you learn to access the RUS environment to download, process, analyse and visualize the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites.

Date: Tuesday 26 January 2021 – 14:30 CET

Duration: around 90 minutes, including Q&A session

Target Audience: 

Federal, state, regional, and local public and private organizations involved in research or disaster management in the field of volcanic erruptions.


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