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Radar Remote Sensing Technology and Environmental Applications 2010

 September 6, 2010 - September 10, 2010
 Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences (SRC PAS)

From the 6th to the 10th of September 2010 ESA, the Polish Space Research Centre (PAS) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), in cooperation with the universities of Renes (France), Jena (Germany) and Tor Vergata (Italy), organised a training course in radar remote sensing. The course was addressed to participants from universities, the scientific community, and from institutions and organisations making use of geoinformation. The training took place at the premises of PAS in Warsaw, Poland.

Main topics:

1. ESA Earth Observation missions and data access

  • SAR principles – fundamentals of radar remote sensing and radar processing (theory and computer practical sessions)
  • Polarimetric SAR (theory and practical sessions)
  • Introduction to Radar Interferometry (theory)

2. Specific applications of SAR (theory and practical sessions)

  • Applications to forestry, agriculture, biomass
  • Applications to emergency mapping and disaster monitoring – example of flood monitoring

Teachers:

Dr. Francisco Dekker (DLR – Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt)
Dr. Laurent Ferro-Famil (Université de Rennes, France)
Dr. Christian Thiel (University of Jena, Germany)
Assisted by: Dr. Francesco Sarti (ESA), Eng. Fabiano Costantini (Univ.Tor Vergata c/o ESA)

Course content:

Introduction to ESA Earth Observation
The ESA Earth Observation Programmes: present status, Dr Francesco Sarti, ESA
ESA EO data access, Dr. Francesco Sarti, ESA
Introduction to SAR
Introduction to SAR 1, Dr. Paco López-Dekker, DLR
Introduction to SAR II: Acquisition modes, Applications, and future trends, Dr. Paco López-Dekker, DLR
Recent radar highlights from ENVISAT and other EO missions, Dr Francesco Sarti, ESA, Dr. Paco López-Dekker, DLR
InSAR Principles: Guidelines for SAR Interferometry Processing and Interpretation, ESA
Disaster mapping
PRACTICAL: NEST and GPOD demonstration, Fabiano Costantini, Tor Vergata University
EO for Disaster Management: Results from the “International Charter Space & Major Disasters”, from “SAFER” and others, Dr Francesco Sarti, ESA
Forest Cover Mapping and Biomass Assesment
PRACTICAL: Forest Cover Mapping and Biomass Assessment using PALSAR Intensities and Coherence, Dr. Christian Thiel, Friedrich Schiller University
SAR Theory and Applications to Forest Cover and Disturbance Mapping and Forest Biomass Assessment, Dr. Christian Thiel, Friedrich Schiller University,
Polimetry Applied to Agriculture and Vegetation
PRACTICAL: Exercises and demonstrations of polarimetric SAR with PolSARpro: Theory and applications for agriculture & vegetation, Laurent Ferro-Famil, Universite de Rennes
Polarimetry basics: Lecture on polarimetric SAR: Theory and applications for agriculture & vegetation, Laurent Ferro-Famil, Universite de Rennes
PolSARpro v4.03 Forest Applications: Lecture on polarimetric SAR: Theory and applications for agriculture & vegetation, Laurent Ferro-Famil, Universite de Rennes

Details

Start:
September 6, 2010
End:
September 10, 2010
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Organizers

ESA
Polish Space Research Centre (PAS)
German Aerospace Centre (DLR)

Venue

Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences (SRC PAS)
Bartycka 18A
Warsaw, 00-716 Poland
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