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Fringe 2007 Workshop

26-Nov - 30-Nov 2007

ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy

The European Space Agency organised its third International Workshop on Envisat ASAR interferometry and its fifth International Workshop on ERS SAR Interferometry: Advances in SAR Interferometry from Envisat and ERS missions, which was held at ESA ESRIN in Frascati, Italy from the 26-30 November 2007.

The workshop was open to ESA Principal Investigators and co-investigators, scientists and students working in the field of  Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) interferometry and its applications.


The main themes of Fringe 2007 were:  

  • Methodology and Techniques
    • General
    • ScanSAR Interferometry and Applications
    • Polarimetric Interferometry
    • PSI (Persistent Scatterer Interferometry)
  • Interferometry and new SAR missions
    • Future missions
  • Airborne campaigns
  • Applications
    • Earthquakes and tectonics
    • Ice and snow
    • Terrain subsidence and landslides
    • Volcanoes
    • Thematic mapping and DEMs


The main objectives of the workshop were to:

  • Provide a forum for scientific exchange and to initiate and encourage close collaboration between individual research groups,
  • Present new results from the latest studies in the field and asses the state of the art.,
  • Provide a forum for ESA Principal Investigators to present results and status of AO and Cat-1 projects,
  • Present the first interferometric results from Third Party Missions like ALOS-PALSAR, TerraSAR-X and RADARSAT-2,
  • Discuss the use of InSAR data for scientific research and applications development,
  • Assess the available data ordering and analysis tools,
  • Formulate recommendations for algorithm development, new products, future missions and applications,
  • Review and assess the maturity and operational readiness of InSAR applications,
  • Report on progress/status of recommendations of FRINGE 2005. 


Download presentation files from FRINGE 2007:

Presentations - part 1 (73 MB)

Presentations - part 2 (62.4 MB)

Presentations - part 3 (82.6 MB)

Presentations - part 4 (51,5 MB)

Presentations - part 5 (84.8 MB)

Presentations - part 6 (49.7 MB)

Presentations - part 7 (38.2 MB)


Fringe 2007 Summaries and Recommendations

Download event programme