Sixense Coauthors the new ASCE publication on Remote Sensing

The American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries. Founded in 1852, ASCE is the nation’s oldest engineering society. ASCE stands at the forefront of a profession that plans, designs, constructs, and operates society’s economic and social engine – the built environment – while protecting and restoring the natural environment.


ASCE’s newest publication

ASCE recently released its newest book, “Remote Sensing for Monitoring Embankments, Dams, and Slopes, GSP 322”. It provides information on selecting and deploying a monitoring network to assess the behavior, geometry, total, and differential for embankments, dams, and slopes (EDS) movement, and the potential risks of the EDS movement on people and infrastructure. It includes information on a broad range of technologies for deploying remote sensing:

  • Radio Detection and Ranging (radar)
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
  • Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR)
  • Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR)
  • Digital photogrammetry and image processing
  • Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Automatic Motorized Total Stations (AMTS)
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).


Sixense’s contributions to the book

This book, sponsored by the Geo-Institute Embankments, Dams and Slopes Technical Committee is the product of many practitioners’ and academicians’ contributions over a period of more than 24 months. Employees from Sixense USA and Iberia contributed to this collective work through book planning and co-authoring the InSAR, AMTS, Satellite Internet, and Case Histories chapters. Practitioners and researchers will find this publication useful in understanding and utilizing available remote sensing technology and advancing and refining the monitoring of embankments, dams, and slopes.


Both the print and e-book are available for purchase at the ASCE Bookstore.
More detailed information about individual book chapters can be found at the ASCE library.