Landslides pose pervasive risks to critical infrastructure such as transportation networks and power distribution, along with threatening homes, businesses and communities in high-risk areas. In addition to earthquakes and volcanic activity, landslides are increasingly the result of climate-related events such as drought, extreme rainfall/snow and deforestation resulting from wildfires.
- Large-scale damage and disruption to transportation networks including roads, highways and rail lines.
- Damage to land-based power distribution such as power lines and utilities.
The Insight Platform has been deployed as part of a landslide and avalanche monitoring system for the Norwegian Government. In early 2022, the system triggered an alert that provided a 4-5 hour early warning for a landslide that took place.