B2B Meeting

December 5th 2019

Wroclav, Poland

The official kick-off meeting day was accompanied by a B2B event organised the next day, in which 24 participants from academia, private sectors, state institutions, data and instrumental providers took part.

The event had three parts:

  • Project and partners presentations
  • Invited talks from 1) state institution and 2) product and services provider
  • World café – discussion on the current problems in the field and gathering of recommendations

During the B2B meeting, guests had the occasion to listen to two Keynotes “InSAR for mining industry” by Davide Colombo (TRE Altamira, Italy) and “The challenges related to the surface deformations and tremors in the mining industry” by Prof. Grzegorz Mutke (Central Mining Institute, Katowice, Poland).

The second part of the meeting was dedicated to the presentation of the techniques and challenges represented by GATHERS partners with the presentations of Prof. Ramon Hanssen (TU Delft), Dr. Michael Wimmer (TU Wien) and Prof. Mattia Crespi (Sapienza University of Rome).

A workshop was then held in the form of a “World Café” exercise to discuss the challenges in InSAR, LiDAR and GNSS seismology moderated by experts with the participation of business partners. 

A backbone element in the 1st B2B meeting was the round table named “World café” organised in the second part of the day. The participants were divided into three working groups, each composed of members from different professional fields and with different interests, providing balance between the teams. The team received in the beginning of the day a list of topics to be brainstormed during this workshop.

Each group had particular time to work on each set of topics under the lead of the leaders of Work Packages (WP) 2, 3 and 4 and with the cooperation of UPWr specialists on the corresponding to these WP topics. The WP topics are the GATHERS scientific pillars, namely InSAR in WP2, LiDAR in WP3, and GNSS seismology in WP4. The results of the World café were summarised, presented and discussed at the end of the event. After the event, a document with the conclusions was sent to all participants.

Obtained results will be used in defining the directions in the further scientific development of the project.

Participation to the 1st GATHERS B2B meeting confirmed 24 people from 4 countries, which together with the participants from GATHERS teams made 36 in total.

1st and 2nd Roadshow

November 27th 2020
December 14th 2020


The pandemic situation in 2020 forced the Consortium to postpone the planned promotions in five of the most prominent universities in Poland from April 2020 (M5) to November-December 2020 (M12-13), and to perform them only in an online form.

In-person meetings could not be realised due to the closure of the academic facilities during the scholar year 2020/2021 and switch to online classes. To overcome this obstacle the partnership organized two online events – in autumn 2020.

The online Roadshow was realised on the GATHERS dedicated Zoom room, which gave an opportunity for directing the event by changing different windows, live chat channels between the participants, including the performed Q&A

During the event, the participants were informed about different geodetic techniques as InSAR, LiDAR and GNSS seismology used to efficiently analyse of deformations of the Earth’s surface. Also, more details about the GATHERS’ MSc and PhD trainings on InSAR, LiDAR and GNSS seismology for studying man-made hazards were presented.

As a consequence of the successful B2B meeting in December 2019, the MST invited a representative of satellite data provider to take part in the Roadshow and present the newest generation of satellites used in InSAR, one of the GATHERS topics.

Some examples of the application of the techniques in Netherlands were presented by the WP2 Leader from TU Delft. The basics of the technique and examples from Poland were presented by UPWr team. The LiDAR part was presented by video message from TU Wien team and by life demonstrations performed by the UPWr team. Within the part dedicated to GNSS seismology the WP3 Leader presented the core of the technique, while the UPWr team showed studies performed together with the Sapienza team.



Satellite Radar Interferometry (InSAR)

Laser scanning (LiDAR)

GNSS seismology