Solid Earth Sciences (S)
Session Sub-categoryTT
Session IDS-TT39
Title Synthetic Aperture Radar and its application
Short Title SAR and its application
Date & Time
AM2, PM1 Wed, 24 MAY
PM3 Wed, 24 MAY
AM2 Thursday, 25 MAY
Main ConvenerName Takahiro Abe
Affiliation Graduate School of Bioresources, Mie University
Co-Convener 1Name Yohei Kinoshita
Affiliation University of Tsukuba
Co-Convener 2Name Yuji Himematsu
Affiliation National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience
Co-Convener 3Name Haemi Park
Affiliation Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Sophia University
Session Language J
Scope ALOS-2 and Sentinel-1, which were launched in 2014, have been brought abundant archive data by long-term operations more than eight years. In conjunction with other long-operating SAR satellites such as TerraSAR-X and Cosmo-SkyMed, we are now facing a SAR big data era. Such a trend will grow because of 1) coming the launch of next-generation advanced SAR satellites such as ALOS-4 and NISAR, 2) a worldwide trend to an open and free data policy of satellite data, and 3) the situation of small SAR satellite constellation plans by 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 progresses 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 Format Oral and Poster
Collaboration Joint with -
The Geodetic Society of Japan, The Remote Sensing of Society Japan