About Me


Engineer in Geomatics graduated from the Facultad de Ingenieria of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (FI-UNAM) located in Mexico City.


Geomatics especialization at CENTROGEO in Mexico City.


Studying my Phd in Marine Geology and Geophysics at the University of Miami, since 2013.


Fulbright-Garcia Robles grantee, generation 2013. CONACYT grantee for studies abroad, generation 2013.


Talib Oliver Cabrera

Engineer in Geomatics

Born in Mexico City, I finished my undergrad in 2011 and enter to university of miami in 2013.


My Advisor

Shimon Wdowinski

Dr. Shimon Wdowinski is a research associate professor at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami, where he teaches and researches geology and geophysics. Click here to see more.

Research Fellow

Research Fellow

Dario Solano Rojas

Ph.D. Student in Marine Geology and Geophysics. Research Interests: InSAR, Remote Sensing for Environment, Environmental Hydrogeology, Geological Hazard and Risk, Crustal Deformation Analysis, Structural Geology, Remote Sensing for Mineral Exploration.

Research Fellow

Research Fellow

Emre Havazli

Ph.D. Student in Marine Geology and Geophysics. Research Interests: InSAR and Plate Tectonics.

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Research News


Space-Based Detection of Sinkhole Activities

Central Florida 2015 Click here to see more.


In this study we use Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) observations acquired over several locations in central Florida to detect possible pre-collapse deformation. The study areas were selected because they have shown suspicious sinkhole behavior.


Monitoring water level changes using InSAR

Louisiana coastal wetlands    2014 See poster.

Our study of the Louisiana coastal wetlands has focused on detecting the width of the active tidal zone, which varies along the 640 km long Louisiana shoreline. We focused on this area because the Louisiana coastal wetlands have been disappearing at an alarming rate over the past half a century. Our results indicate vertical tidal changes of up 30 cm and that horizontal tidal flow is limited to 8-10 km from the open water. The results also show that the tidal flow is disrupted by various man-made structures, as canals and roads. Consequently, these bounded wetlands cannot migrate inland and eventually will vanish with increasing sea level and/or subsidence.


City Subsidence

See the work of Solano et al., Pacheco et al., Chaussard et al., and Osmanoglu et al.    2014 Click here to see more.

Applications of InSAR time series imagery for subsidence. Land subsidence in metropolitan areas is a major human-induced geological hazard that affects buildings and urban infrastructure and results in severe economical consequences for both individuals and local government administrations. It is very useful to monitor subsidence and its changes using InSAR time series, which can detect urban subsidence effectively.

Solar City

Mexico City    2011

Energy solution for Mexico City to visualize the solar potential of the city and the economic feasibility for the installation of photovoltaic technology on the rooftops.



Chile earthquake on the radar

ESA    See full note   

On 16 September 2015, an 8.3 magnitude earthquake struck the coast of central Chile, triggering tsunami warnings and coastal evacuations. Lasting three minutes, this powerful earthquake occurred along the boundary of the Nazca and South American tectonic plates.


Geodesy and climate change is an exciting topic and very well summarized on one image.



Our new InSAR time-series package is available now


Github: https://github.com/hfattahi/PySAR


41st receipent of the Rosenstiel Award


Tim Wright @timwright_leeds


Contact Info.

Graduate Assistant Division of Marine Geology and Geophysics Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science University of Miami

Email: toliver@rsmas.miami.edu
Phone: 305-421-4928
Address: 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway,33149-1098, Miami, FL.

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