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Preliminary Programme

Day 1, Monday 23 January 2006
10:30-12:00 Registration and poster mounting ESA
Opening Session
13:00-13:10 Official ESA Welcome ESA
13:10-13:30Workshop Background, Objectives, and OrganisationYves-Louis Desnos (ESA)
13:30-13:50Status of the ERS and Envisat MissionsHenri Laur (Envisat Mission Manager, ESA)
13:50-14:10ERS and Envisat SAR Performance, Processing, and Products for OceanographyBetlem Rosich (ESA)
Wave Mode Algorithms, Validation and Assimilation 
14:00-14:20Envisat ASAR Wave Mode Products - Quality Assessment and Algorithm UpgradeHarald Johnsen (Norut Informasjonsteknologi)
14:20-14:40Statistical Analysis of a Two Year Global Dataset of Re-Processed ERS-2 Imagettes over the Global OceansSusanne Lehner (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.)
14:40-15:00Assimilation of ENVISAT altimeter and scatterometer data in real time wave predictionsGeorge Kallos (University of Athens)
15:00-15:20Retrieval of integral ocean wave parameters from SAR data using an empirical approachJohannes Schulz-Stellenfleth (German Aerospace Center (DLR))
15:20-15:40Why SAR wave mode data of ERS and Envisat are inadequate for giving the probability of occurrence of freak wavesPeter Janssen (ECMWF)
15:40-16:00The impact of using the upgrade processing of ASAR level 2 wave products in the assimilation systemLotfi Aouf (Meteo France)
16:00-16:20Global Validation and Assimilation of ENVISAT ASAR Wave Mode SpectraSaleh Abdalla (ECMWF)
16:20-16:40 Coffee Break  
Wave Mode Algorithms, Validation and Assimilation 
16:40-17:00Comparison of Envisat ASAR Ocean Wave Spectra with Buoys and Altimeter Observations via a Wave ModelJian-Guo Li (UK Met Office)
17:00-17:20Coastal ocean wave retrieval from ASAR complex imagesFabrice Collard (BOOST Technologies)
17:20-18:00 Round Table  
18:00-19:30 Welcome Cocktail and Posters  
Poster session 
Oil Spill Detection by ENVISAT/ASAR in the Gulf of Thailand Absornsuda Siripong (Chulalongkorn University)
Advances on wind energy resource mapping from SARCharlotte Hasager (Risoe National Laboratory)
Wind farm wake mapping from SARMerete B. Christiansen (Risoe National Laboratory)
Correlation Analysis of Underwater Bottom Topography and Its SAR ImagesJungang Yang (First Institute of Oceanography, S.O.A)
Synthetic Aperture Radar for Offshore Wind Resource Assessment and Wind Farm Development in the UKIain Cameron (University of Edinburgh)
Potential investigation of SAR data in monitoring island and its surrounding environment: 8-year dynamic monitoring of South five-island in Miaodao archipelago of ChinaXiaolong WANG (Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Scienc)
Numerical Pseudo-Random Simulation of SAR Sea and Wind ResponseEugenio Pugliese Carratelli (University of Salerno)
Synergy ENVISAT ASAR, ERS-2 SAR, RADARSAT SAR, Landsat TM and MODIS images to research propagation features of internal solitary waves in northern of South China SeaJunmin Meng (First Institute of Oceanography)
Study on Variation Trends of Jiangsu Redial Sandbanks Based on SAR ImageYanwei Song (Ocean University of China)
Wave Dispersion by Antarctic Pancake Ice from SAR images: a Method for Measuring Ice ThicknessFlavio Parmiggiani (ISAC-CNR)
Study on evolution of Jiangsu Radial Sandbanks Based on SAR ImagesYanwei SONG (Ocean University of China)
SAR monitoring of Sea ice evolution in main China offshore sea ice regionsYonggang JI (Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Scienc)
Operational ice charting at the Greenland Ice ServiceSøren Andersen (DMI)
Comparison the polarisation-dependent signature and detectability of ships between ENVISAT ASAR AP mode images and ERS-2 SAR imageHaibo YUE (Ocean University of China)
The sea ice type distribution in the Lincoln SeaRasmus T. Tonboe (DMI)
The K-generalized Fading Model to Characterize Marine Features in SAR images: First ResultsMaurizio Migliaccio (Università degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope)
Monitoring atmospheric gravity waves by means of SAR, MODIS imagery and high-resolution ETA atmospheric model: a case studyMaria Adamo (CNR, Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automati)
SEASAT: The Restoration ProjectHans Graber (CSTARS - University of Miami)
Supervised Pattern Classification Techniques for Oil Spill Classification in SAR Images: Preliminary ResultsAndrea Montali (Università degli Studi di Cagliari)
Oil spill detection on the Galician coast using a neuro-symbolic framework and ASAR imagesJesus M. Torres Palenzuela (University of Vigo)
Automatic oil spill detection using ASAR marine images and additional data Luis Gonzalez Vilas (University of Vigo)
Observation of Rip Currents by Synthetic Aperture RadarJose da Silva (Institute of Oceanography)
Sea ice monitoring in the Northern Sea Route using ENVISAT ASAR dataStein Sandven (Nansen Environemntal and Remote Sensing Center)
A new approach for ship detection in SAR imagery based on correlations between different channelsHaiyan Li (Institute of Oceanology)
Arctic sea ice thickness from submarine and Envisat ASARNicholas Hughes (Scottish Association for Marine Science)
Monitoring spatial and temporal variability of sea-ice processes in the Laptev-Sea, using ASAR dataThomas Krumpen (Alfred-Wegener Institute)
Research areas to support an operational SAR-based ship detection system to combat illegal fishing in the Southern Indian OceanFabrice Planchou (CLS)
Internal Waves in the East SeaDuk-jin Kim (Seoul National University)
Use of moderate resolution ENVISAT ASAR imagery for operational ice observation.Sean Helfrich (National Ice Center)
Day 2, Tuesday 24 January 2006
Ocean Current Applications 
09:00-09:20Doppler centroid anomaly extraction from SAR complex imagesFabrice Collard (BOOST Technologies)
09:20-09:40A meso scale Brazil Current frontal eddy: Observations by ASAR and Radarsat-1 complemented by visible and infrared sensors, in situ data, and numerical modelingJoao A. Lorenzzetti (INPE)
09:40-10:00The Benefits of Combining Coupled Wave-Current Models with SAR Observations for the Interpretation of Ocean-Surface CurrentsTrevor Macklin (BAE SYSTEMS)
10:00-10:20Ocean Surface Drift by Wavelet Tracking Using ERS-2 and ENVISATAntony K. Liu (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center)
10:20-10:40Backscatter and Doppler signals of surface current in SAR images. A step towards inverse modellingJohnny Johannessen (Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center)
10:40-11:00Coastal Processes and Hazards in the Southern California Bight Using Multiple Satellite Sensors Benjamin Holt (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
11:00-11:20 Coffee Break  
Ocean Current Applications 
11:20-11:40Observations of Oceanic Internal Waves in Bay of Bengal using Synthetic Aperture RadarK.V.S.R Prasad (Andhra University)
11:40-12:00Internal wave observations from ERS-2 SAR in the Patagonian ShelfDohyung Koo (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
12:00-12:20Integration of low resolution SAR imagery in an EO-based metocean service for offshore industryJean-Yves Le Bras (CLS)
12:20-12:40 Discussion  
Oean Wind Applications 
12:40-13:00Improved wind retrieval scheme for the generation of SAR level 2 wind productsVincent Kerbaol (BOOST Technologies)
13:00-13:20Validation of Parametric Hurricane Models by ENVISAT ASARSusanne Lehner (German Aerospace Center)
13:20-14:20 Lunch  
Ocean Wind Applications 
14:20-14:40Observation of Hurricane Winds using Synthetic Aperture Radar DataJochen Horstmann (GKSS Research Center)
14:40-15:00ENVISAT Applications Demonstrations: Alaska SAR Demonstration and Gulf of Mexico Hurricane StudiesWilliam Pichel (NOAA/NESDIS)
15:00-15:20On Determination of Wind Vectors for C-band SAR for High Wind SpeedsWill Perrie (Bedford Institute of Oceanography)
15:20-15:40 Coffee Break  
Ocean Wind Applications 
15:40-16:00WiSAR a Tool for Operational Wind Field Retrieval from Synthetic Aperture Radar DataJochen Horstmann (GKSS Research Center)
16:00-16:20Raincells associated with atmospheric fronts over the ocean studied by spaceborne SAR and weather radar dataWerner Alpers (University of Hamburg)
16:20-16:40 Discussion  
Wave Applications 
16:40-17:00Investigation of accidents in severe weather events using satellite radar dataSusanne Lehner (German Aerospace Center)
17:00-17:20Spatial evolution of surface wave spectrum in the Gulf of Tehuantepec under moderate to strong offshore windsFrancisco Ocampo-Torres (CICESE)
17:20-17:40A parametric inversion scheme for the SAR retrieval of 2-D ocean wave spectraJohannes Schulz-Stellenfleth (German Aerospace Center (DLR))
17:40-18:00Analysis of SAR Wave Mode Imagette Taken Under Extreme Wind and Wave ConditionsAntonio Reppucci (German Aerospace Center)
18:00-18:20Fast Internal Waves from Luzon StraitCho-Teng Liu (National Taiwan University)
presented by Antony Liu (NASA)
18:20-18:40A global quality-controlled spectral wave databaseCees F. De Valk (ARGOSS)
18:40-19:00 Discussion  
20:00-22:00 Conference Dinner  
Day 3, Wednesday 25 January 2006
Oil Spill and Ship Detection 
09:00-09:20FEXP models for oil slick and low-wind areas analysis and discrimination in sea SAR imagesMassimo Bertacca (University of Pisa)
09:20-09:40An approach to operational oil pollution monitoring in coastal zonesOlga Lavrova (Space Research Institute)
09:40-10:00Oil Spill Observation by means of Polarimetric SAR dataMaurizio Migliaccio (Università degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope)
10:00-10:20Neural Networks for Oil Spill Detection Using ERS and ENVISAT Imagery Fabio Del Frate (Tor Vergata University)
10:20-10:40On C-Band SAR Based Oil Slick Detection in the Baltic Sea Markku Similä (Finnish Institute of Marine Research)
10:40-11:00DeCOP: Detection and characterisation of organic pollution in the coastal environment – a synergistic approach Olga Lavrova (Space Research Institute)
11:00-11:20 Coffee Break  
Oil Spill and Ship Detection 
11:20-11:40Improved oil spill detection service over the French ZPE: developments and resultsVincent Kerbaol (BOOST Technologies)
11:40-12:00Bayesian Adaptive Oil Spill Segmentation of SAR Images via Graph CutsSónia Pelizzari (Instituto de Telecomunicações)
12:00-12:20Monitoring of the Cantarell Oil Seep in the Campeche Bay, Southern Gulf of Mexico, Using ENVISAT ASAR Data Enrico Pedroso (COPPE/UFRJ)
12:20-12:40Oil Spill Detection and Prediction in the Northwest Mediterranean SeaJose Redondo (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya)
12:40-13:00Detecting slicks in the Irish Sea determined from different satellite sensors.Robert Potter (University of Wales Bangor)
13:00-13:20Findings of the DECLIMS project – Detection and classification of marine traffic from spaceHarm Greidanus (EC-JRC)
13:20-14:20 Lunch  
Oil Spill and Ship Detection 
14:20-14:40Ship detection on ENVISAT ASAR data: results, limitations and perspectivesGuillaume Hajduch (BOOST Technologies)
14:40-15:00Tri-dimensional vessel classification patterns inferred via single–pass Polarimetric SAR InterferometryGerard Margarit-Martin (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC))
15:00-15:20OceanView: A Maritime Surveillance SystemHans Graber (CSTARS - University of Miami)
15:20-15:40A Novel Algorithm for Automatic Ship and Oil Spill Detection Based on Time-Frequency MethodsMarivi Tello (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya)
15:40-16:20 Discussion  
16:20-16:40 Coffee Break  
Methodology and techniques 
16:40-17:00 Application of Spaceborne SAR for Rapid Environmental Assessment: Efficient Monitoring and Updating of Coastal Bathymetries Cees De Valk (ARGOSS)
17:00-17:20The Application of Two-dimensional EMD to Extracting Wave Information from ERS SAR ImagesPingjian Song (First Institute Oceanography,SOA,China)
17:20-17:40SIMP: Slicks as Indicators of Marine ProcessesTatiana Bocharova (Space Research Institute)
17:40-18:00Potential investigation of SAR data in monitoring island and its surrounding environment: 8-year dynamic monitoring of South five-island in Miaodao archipelago of ChinaXiaolong Wang (First Institute of Oceanography, SOA)
18:00-18:20A nonlinear mapping from dual-polarization SAR image spectra to Ocean wave spectraYijun He (Institute of Oceanology)
18:20-18:40 Discussion  
Day 4, Thursday 26 January 2006
Ice Applications 
09:00-09:20The role of Near Real Time Envisat ASAR Global Monitoring mode data in Arctic and Antarctic operational ice servicesNick Walker (Vexcel UK)
09:20-09:40Ice flux in the Fram Strait from ENVISAT ASAR data.Stein Sandven (Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center)
09:40-10:00Envisat ASAR Ross Sea Demonstration ProjectPablo Clemente-Colón (U.S. National Ice Center)
10:00-10:20Incidence Angle Considerations for Sea Ice-Open Water Discrimination in Alternating Polarization Data of the Canadian ArcticDean Flett (Canadian Ice Service)
10:20-10:40ENVISAT-ASAR and RADARSAT-2 multi-polarization data for operational sea ice monitoring Bernd Scheuchl (MDA)
10:40-11:00 Coffee Break  
Ice Applications 
11:00-11:20Identifying ice properties and ice-ocean processing with ENVISAT SAR Imagery.Simon Prinsenberg (Bedford Institute of Oceanography)
11:20-11:40Sea Ice Extent from a 2 Year ERS-2 Wave-Mode Dataset in Comparison to SSM/I and QuickscatThomas König (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.)
11:40-12:00Inferring the degree of ice field deformation in the Baltic Sea using ENVISAT ASAR imagesMarkku Similä (Finnish Institute of Marine Research)
12:00-12:40 Discussion  
GMES/GSE Presentations 
12:40-13:30 Marine and Polar GMES Services  
13:30-14:30 Lunch  
Summary Session 
14:30-14:40 Wave Mode Algorithms, Validation and Assimilation Summary  
14:40-14:50 Ocean Current Applications Summary  
14:50-15:00 Ocean Wind Applications Summary  
15:00-15:10 Wave Applications Summary  
15:10-15:40 Coffee Break  
15:50-16:00 Oil Spill and Ship Detection Summary  
16:00-16:10 Methodology and techniques Summary  
15:40-15:50 Ice Applications Summary  
16:10-16:30 Closing Remarks ESA


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