GROUND DEFORMATION MONITORING AT CONTINENTAL SCALE: THE EUROPEAN GROUND MOTION SERVICE
Keywords: SAR, Persistent Scatterer Interferometry, Copernicus, European Ground Motion Service
Abstract. The Persistent Scatterer Interferometry is a powerful technique for ground motion detection and monitoring over wide areas. In the recent years, PSI has undergone a rapid evolution, largely thanks to the launch of the Copernicus Sentinel-1 constellation, the refinement of algorithms, and the increased computational capabilities. These factors allow for using Sentinel-1 interferometric data to develop ground deformation services for wide-area monitoring. Firstly, we review examples of services for national or regional deformation monitoring. The paper then describes the European Ground Motion Service (EGMS), part of the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service. The EGMS represents a unique initiative for performing ground deformation monitoring on a European scale.