Instituto Geológico y Minero de España, Alenza 1, 28003, Madrid, Spain.

I lead the Geohazards INSAR laboratory and Modeling group in the Geological Survey of Spain, coordinate Earth Observation and Geohazards at EuroGeoSurveys, and participate in the Land Subsidence International Initiative from UNESCO. I am interested in assessing the impact of landslides and subsidence in urban areas through Radar Interferometry (INSAR) remote sensing.


– Detection and mapping of landslides and subsidence phenomena
– Monitoring terrain motion through multi-sensor radar satellites and ground based SAR systems
– Terrain motion susceptibility, hazard and vulnerability of buildings and infrastructures
– Landslides and subsidence geo-mechanical Finite Element Modeling
– Exploitation of GIS and Web-GIS technology for the analysis and dissemination of geo-hazards

  • L. Solari, A. Barra, G. Herrera, S. Bianchini, O. Monserrat, M. Béjar-Pizarro, M. Crosetto, R. Sarro,  S. Moretti (2017): Fast detection of ground motions on vulnerable elements using Sentinel-1 InSAR data, Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, doi:10.1080/19475705.2017.1413013, 2017.
  • P. Ezquerro, C. Guardiola-Albert, G. Herrera, J. A. Fernández-Merodo, M. Béjar-Pizarro, and R. Bonì, Groundwater and subsidence modeling combining geological and multi-satellite SAR data over the Alto Guadalentín aquifer (SE Spain), Geofluids, 5, 1-17, doi:10.1155/2017/1359325, 2017.
  • R. Bonì, C. Meisina, F. Cigna, G. Herrera, D. Notti, S. Bricker, H. McCormack, R. Tomás, M. Béjar-Pizarro, J. Mulas and P. Ezquerro, Exploitation of satellite A-DInSAR time series for detection, characterization and modelling of land subsidence, Geosciences, 7, 25, doi:10.3390/geosciences7020025, 2017.
  • R. Bonì, G. Herrera, et al., Twenty-year advanced DIn-SAR analysis of severe land subsidence: the Alto Guadalentin Basin (Spain) case study, Engineering Geology, 198, 40-52, doi:10.1016/j.enggeo.2015.08.014, 2015.
  • G. Herrera, R. Tomás, D. Monells, et al., Analysis of subsidence using TerraSAR-X data: Murcia case study, Engineering Geology, 116(3-4), 284-295, 2010.