Solid Earth Sciences (S)
Session Sub-categoryTechnology & Techniques (TT)
Session IDS-TT39
TitleSynthetic Aperture Radar and its application
Short TitleSAR and its application
Main Convener NameTakahiro Abe
AffiliationGraduate School of Bioresources, Mie University
Co-Convener 1NameYohei Kinoshita
AffiliationUniversity of Tsukuba
Co-Convener 2NameYuji Himematsu
AffiliationNational Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience
Co-Convener 3NameHaemi Park
AffiliationJapan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Session LanguageJ
ScopeALOS-2 and Sentinel-1, which were launched in 2014, have brought abundant archive data by long-term operations. In conjunction with other long-operating SAR satellites like TerraSAR-X and Cosmo-SkyMed, we are now facing a SAR big data era. Such a trend will grow because of 1) the launch of ALOS-4, the successor of ALOS-2, in 2022 Japanese fiscal year, 2) a worldwide trend to an open and free data policy of satellite data, and 3) the situation of next-generation advanced and/or constellated SAR satellite plans by both public agencies (e.g., NISAR) and private sectors. In addition, there have been reported applications of AI techniques for SAR data analysis, and novel observation platforms, such as ground-based SAR with high temporal resolution and UAV-SAR with operational flexibility. These developments indicate that the SAR utilization has become widespread in both basic researches (e.g., earth science) and diverse applications (e.g., disaster prevention, and forest monitoring). In this session, we would like to invite various kinds of research and application results with regard to SAR, sharing our knowledge and having a discussion for the advancement of the SAR utilization.
Presentation FormatOral and Poster session
Joint with
Co-sponsoredThe Geodetic Society of Japan, The Remote Sensing of Society Japan