earth online

Fringe 2011 Workshop

19-Sep - 23-Sep 2011

Frascati, Italy


The European Space Agency organised Fringe 2011, its 8th International Workshop on "Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry". It was hosted at ESA-ESRIN in Frascati, Italy between 19 and 23 of September 2011. The Fringe series of workshops started in 1992 and they are currently organised by ESA every two years.


The Fringe 2011 workshop objectives 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 to assess 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 interferometric results from the ESA and 3rd party SAR missions
  • Discuss the use of InSAR data for scientific research and applications development
  • Assess the available data ordering and analysis tools
  • To review and assess the maturity and operational readiness of InSAR applications
  • Formulate recommendations for algorithm and new products development as well as the forthcoming Sentinel-1 era


The themes of the Fringe 2011 workshop were:

  • InSAR Methodology and techniques
    • General
    • DInSAR & PSI
    • Atmosphere
    • Polarimetric Interferometry, Tomography and other Advanced Topics
    • Ground-based InSAR
    • Cross Interferometry
  • InSAR Applications
    • Earthquakes and tectonics
    • Ice and snow
    • PSI & DInSAR validation
    • Terrain subsidence and landslides
    • Thematic mapping and DEMs
    • Volcanoes
  • Future InSAR Missions
    • Copernicus Sentinel-1 constellation
    • 3rd party missions


Download the Fringe 2011 session summaries and recommendations following the workshop:



Subscribe to our newsletter to receive highlights of recent news from Earth Online