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2nd Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry
21-25 January 2013
ESA ESRIN, Frascati (Rome), Italy

 

The advanced course provides a substantial and balanced introduction to the basics and advanced concepts of theory, scattering concepts, systems and applications typical of radar polarimetric remote sensing.

The course includes theoretical lectures as well as hands-on computing exercises exposing students to PolSAR and Pol-InSAR data processing for remote sensing applications, illustrating mainly the use of PolSARpro software, the ESA Toolbox for exploitation of EO SAR polarimetric data, with a focus on full-pol spaceborne (ALOS, RADARSAT-2, TerraSAR-X) product.

 

Day 1 - Monday 21 January 2013

09:00 - 09:30
Course intro. & Organisation
Yves-Louis Desnos & Andrea Minchella [ESA]
09:30 - 11:00
PolSAR Basic Concepts
Prof. Eric Pottier
Dr. Laurent Ferro-Famil [University of Rennes 1, France]

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11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:50
PolSAR Basic Concepts (cont.)
Prof. Eric Pottier
Dr. Laurent Ferro-Famil [University of Rennes 1, France]

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13:50 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 16:30
PolSARpro Overview
Prof. Eric Pottier
Dr. Laurent Ferro-Famil
16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break
17:00 - 18:30
PolSARpro General Practical
Prof. Eric Pottier
Dr. Laurent Ferro-Famil
18:30 - 19:30
Welcome Cocktail

 

Day 2 - Tuesday 22 January 2013

09:00 - 09:30
ESA EO Programs
Yves-Louis Desnos [ESA]
09:30 - 11:00
PolSAR Advanced Concepts
Prof. Eric Pottier
Dr. Laurent Ferro-Famil

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11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:50
NEST 4C Overview - The link between PolSARpro & NEST
Andrea Minchella (RSAC c/o ESA)
13:50 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 16:30
PolSAR Practical: PolSARpro & Land Cover
Prof. Eric Pottier
Dr. Laurent Ferro-Famil
16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break
17:00 - 18:30
PolSAR Practical: PolSARpro & Time-series analysis
Prof. Eric Pottier
Dr. Laurent Ferro-Famil

 

Day 3 - Wednesday 23 January 2013

09:00 - 09:30
ESA SENTINEL-1 Mission
Pierre Potin [ESA]
09:30 - 11:00
Pol-InSAR Intro & Basics
Prof. Shane R Cloude [AEL, UK]
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:50
Pol-InSAR Advanced Concepts
Prof. Shane R Cloude
13:50 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 16:30
Pol-InSAR Practical - Biomass Estimation
Prof. Shane R Cloude
16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break
17:00 - 18:30
Pol-InSAR Practical - Biomass Estimation (cont.)
Prof. Shane R Cloude

 

Day 4 - Thursday 24 January 2013

09:00 - 09:30
TerraSAR-X & TanDEM-X
Prof. I.Hajnsek [DLR, Germany]
09:30 - 11:00
PolSAR - Surface Parameters Estimation - Basic & Advanced Concepts
Prof. Irena Hajnsek
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:50
PolSAR - Surface Parameters Estimation - Basic & Advanced Concepts (cont.)
Prof. Irena Hajnsek
13:50 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 16:30
PolSAR Practical - Surface Parameters Estimation
Prof. Irena Hajnsek

 

Day 5 - Friday 25 January 2013

 
 
Recent Advances in Theory and Applications
of Radar Polarimetry
08:30 - 09:20 - Speckle Modelling
Dr. Carlos Lopez-Martinez [UPC - Spain]

09:20 - 10:10 - Urban: Classification and 3D rendering
Dr. Elise Koeniguer [ONERA - France]

10:10 - 10:50 - Tackling temporal decorrelation in repeat-pass polarimetric interferometry
Dr. Marco Lavalle [Jet Propulsion Laboratory]
10:50 - 11:20 Coffee Break
 
 
Recent Advances in Theory and Applications
of Radar Polarimetry
11:20 - 12:10 - Multi Baseline - PolInSAR
Dr. Stefano Tebaldini [POLIMI - Italy]

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12:10 - 13:00 - PolInSAR Modelling
Dr. Konstantinos Papathanassiou [DLR - Germany]

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13:00 - 13:50 - Agriculture: Phenology monitoring and Soil moisture retrieval
Dr. Juan M. Lopez-Sanchez [University of Alicante -Spain]

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13:45 - 15:00 Lunch
Future Mission
15:00 - 15:30 - Sentinel 1 System and Data
Nuno Miranda [ESA]
Future perspective
on Radar Polarimetry
and its Applications
15:30 - 16:30 - Keynote address
Dr. Wolfgang-Martin Boerner
Professor Emeritus and Director
UIC-ECE Communications, Sensing & Navigation Labs
16:30 - 17:00 - Closing Session

 

Polarimetry Course 2013 participants group pictures

polarimetry attendees

 

Note: PolSARpro version 5 will be released in first quarter 2014.