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BioSAR 2007


What was the purpose of BioSAR?

Remningstorp, Sweden

ESA Study: "BioSAR " was carried out from 8 March to 3 May 2007 and aimed to support geophysical algorithm development, calibration/validation and the simulation of future spaceborne Earth Observation missions.

BioSAR supported the BIOMASS mission. The objective of BIOMASS is the estimation of forest biomass in order to support carbon modelling using longer wavelength SAR measurements.

The BIOSAR 2007 campaign aimed to collect in-situ measurements coordinated from FOI and airborne SAR data coordinated from DLR-HR in support of decisions being taken on satellite instrument configurations for the BIOMASS satellite mission. In addition it aimed to provide an important database for the study of longer term mission concepts.


The BioSAR 2007 campaign objectives were:

  • To assess the potential of BIOMASS for biomass estimation in boreal forest
  • To investigate temporal decorrelation at L- and P-band for revisit times compatible with spaceborne mission concepts
  • To explore the influence of resolution (6 MHz) at 350 MHz center frequency in P-band BioSAR 2007 is aiming primarily at the investigation of radar signatures of boreal forest which are consistent with the concept of future ESA missions


Download the BioSAR 2007 Final Report without Synthesis

Campaign Summary
Data Coverage (Year)2007
Geographic SiteRemningstorp (Sweden)
Field of ApplicationForest biomass mapping using L- and P-Band SAR
Data Size42 GB

Digital Object Identifier: - BioSAR (2007): ESA Study: "Technical Assistance for the Development of Airborne SAR and Geophysical Measurements during the BioSAR 2007 Experiment."


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