The European Space Agency has awarded, in the
framework of the General Studies Programme,
two studies on the benefits of SAR
Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry (POL-inSAR)
for applications development.
The successful launch of the Envisat ASAR in March 2002 is
demonstrating the interest of multipolarisation for new applications
In this context, the POL-INSAR Workshop was
hosted by ESA and held at ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, from 14 to 16 January
Copies of the POLINSAR PROCEEDINGS SP-529 can be ordered from the ESA Publications Division.
Photos of the conference are available here.
The Workshop is open to ESA Principal
Investigators and scientists working in the field of SAR Polarimetry and
Polarimetric Interferometry (POL-inSAR), and to representatives from national,
European and international space agencies.
The main objectives of the workshop are to:
Provide a forum for scientific exchange
Present new results from European studies in the field
Present the geophysical parameters that can
be retrieved and their accuracy
Assess the available POL-inSAR tools and data sets
Demonstrate the latest techniques
Assess the state of the art in the field
Make recommendations for algorithm development and new products
Formulate recommendations for future missions and applications