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POLinSAR 2003

14-Jan - 16-Jan 2003

ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy

The European Space Agency 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 demonstrated the interest of multipolarisation for new applications development.

In this context, the POLinSAR 2003 Workshop was hosted by ESA and held at ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, from 14 to 16 January 2003.


The main objectives of the workshop were 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


The themes were:

  • Studies on Polarimetry/interferometry
  • Land-Agriculture Applications
  • Sea Ice
  • Forestry
  • Other Applications Development
  • SAR Polarimetric Interferometry (Polinsar)
  • Spaceborne SAR
  • Theoretical Modelling
  • Poster Session


Download all the papers from POLinSAR 2003 Workshop:

All papers - part 1 (76,5 MB)

All papers - part 2 (10 MB)

Download event programme


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