The ground instability risk profiler (GIRP) project aims to assess the technical feasibility and viability of creating a service for the insurance industry, which will allow the better understanding of the risks associated with ground instability issues.
This project has been co-funded by the European Space Agency's Integrated Applications ARTES 20 Programme and is led by Property Assure Limited, with a team comprised of BGS, CGG, NPA Mapping, Moniteye and the Satellite Applications Catapult.
The feasibility study will explore the provision of a UK service for assessing the risk of subsidence and heave ground movements, and the associated risks of damage to buildings that are covered under a buildings insurance policy.
The project will explore existing resources for both ground and satellite sensing technology suppliers and a network of data interpretation experts. It will help to bring together a range of application domains by providing a common technological platform on which to build future multi-disciplinary solutions to scientific and societal challenges.
Further information is available on the GIRP project web site.
Contact Luke Bateson for more information.