Assessing Natural Hazards in Thompson Canyon, British Columbia, with RADARSAT-2
Canada must translate knowledge into commercial applications that generate wealth for Canadians and support the quality of life we all want in order to create an entrepreneurial advantage. Firms large and small are bringing innovations into our lives, whether in the form of new technologies to address environmental problems or to ensure the safety and security of Canadians. Through the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) Earth Observation Application Development Program (EOADP), TRE Canada has developed new Earth Observation techniques and methods based on RADARSAT-2 information to assess landslide movements along a 50 km stretch of the Thompson Canyon (British Columbia, Canada), a vital rail corridor threatened by many active landslides. The project is titled “Measurement of Horizontal and Vertical Motion using PSInSAR (TM). Multiple results derived from RADARSAT-2 that may benefit Canadian railways in assessing natural hazards were presented to the 7th Railway Ground Hazard Research Program Workshop organized annually by Transport Canada, the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National Railway companies.