Since its foundation in March 2000, TRE has always been at the forefront of satellite InSAR.
- 1999: PSInSAR™ was patented by the Politecnico di Milano University. It was the first of a family of algorithms now referred to as Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSI) techniques.
- 2000: TRE was established in Milan as a POLIMI spin-off company to market PSInSAR™.
- 2008: TRE founded its subsidiary in North America, TRE Canada.
- 2010: Continuous investment in research and development led to a new pioneering InSAR algorithm, SqueeSAR™.
- 2012: CEO, Alessandro Ferretti, and President, prof. Fabio Rocca, were awarded the ENI prize for their outstanding contribution to the oil and gas sector and the potential impact of PSInSAR™.
- 2014: Prof. Fabio Rocca received the Chinese Government international sci-tech. cooperation awards 2014.
- 2014: Alessandro Ferretti’s book “Satellite InSAR Data: Reservoir Monitoring from Space” was published by EAGE (the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineering).
InSAR: market applicability
Today, InSAR is internationally penetrating a number of market sectors:
- It provides oil and gas companies with precise displacement data over producing reservoirs and underground gas storage areas.
- In open-pit mining and during tunneling works, it offers a synoptic view complementary to in situ observations.
- In civil protection applications, InSAR is a unique tool to characterize and address areas prone to risk, enabling the monitoring of large areas at a fraction of the cost and time previously required.