CEOS Development Environment

WGCapD Webinar: SAR Data Processing & Applications

Event Dates: April 17th - June 9th, 2017


Webinar: Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Data Processing & Applications

SAR remote sensing provides a new dimension for measuring various bio-geophysical parameters of the features on Earth surface. SAR sensors are advantageous in comparison to optical remote sensing because of their day/night capabilities and penetration through even dense cloud cover.

We invited  academics, scientists, researchers, and professionals interested in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Remote Sensing, data processing, and applications to register for this free webinar series, which consists of 8 sessions held each Monday, from 17th April onwards, at 13:00 UTC. (Each session lasted 1 hour  followed by a 30-minute Question-Answer period.)

Elementary knowledge about Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Digital Image Processing was advised.

The goals of the webinar were to help participants: 

  • Understand the concept of SAR Remote Sensing and its utility for different applications
  • Understand the complex processing steps for SAR data and know of freely available software for processing it
  • Know the advantages of PolSAR, InSAR, PolInSAR and PolSAR Tomography
  • Select suitable SAR data and an appropriate methodology to get an output for specific applications

The themes and dates of the eight webinars were:

  1. Overview of SAR Remote Sensing (April 17) -Instructor: Shashi Kumar, ISRO
  1. SAR Data Format, SAR Missions and data access (April 24) – Instructors: Dr. Magdalena Fitrzyk and Chris Stewart, ESA
  1. SAR Data Processing (May 01) – Instructor: Shashi Kumar, ISRO
  1. Basics of SAR Polarimetry and Interferometry (May 08) -Instructor: Shashi Kumar, ISRO
  1. SAR Remote Sensing for Geological (May 15) -Instructor: Dr. R. S. Chatterjee, ISRO
  1. SAR Remote Sensing for Forest, Crop and Soil Moisture (May 22) -Instructors: Dr. Heather McNairn (Agriculture and Agrifood, Canada) and Dr. Hitendra Padalia, ISRO
  1. PoISAR and InSAR Applications in Snow and Glacier Studies (May 29) -Instructor: Dr. Praveen Thakur, ISRO
  1. SAR Data for Flood Mapping (June 05) – Instructors: Chris Stewart, ESA and Erika Podest , ARSET (NASA)

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