TRE, in cooperation with the Universities of Miami and Lousiana, applied the PS technique to create the first space-derived map of subsidence in the greater New Orleans region (the study area was approximately 1,500 km²), in the three years leading up to Hurricane Katrina.
The study found that some parts of the levee system that suffered a failure during Katrina subsided more than 25 mm/yr between 2002 and 2005. The average decrease was about 6 mm/yr.
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Milan-based Tele Rilevamento Europa, TRE, is the first spin-off company of the Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) University. It was conceived to deliver the PS Technique- patented by POLIMI in 1999- to public and private sector customers. The PS Technique is a unique tool that detects, measures and monitors different geophisical phenomena (e.g. subsidence, uplift, landslides, seismoc faults, etc.). It also monitors the stability of individual structures.
TRE complements its commercial activities by extending the academic research of POLIMI in PS into applied research and development of new products.
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