Summaries and Recommendations of the Fringe 2007 Workshop
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Workshop Presentations
Poster Instructions
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Seed Questions
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Scientific Committee
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A special issue in the Journal of Applied Geophysics is in preparation, the deadline for manuscript submission will be 21st of April 2008. The manuscript submission form can be found at (choose "Special Issue: Fringe 2007" when asked for the the article type).

Session Summaries are now online.
Presentations are now online (access also from programme, links below abstract)

Fringe 2007

Following Fringe 2005, 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 26th-30th November 2007.


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.


The workshop was open to ESA Principal Investigators and co-investigators, scientists and students working in the field of SAR interferometry and its applications, and to representatives from national, European and international space agencies and Value Adding Industry.


  • Methodology and Techniques
    • General
    • ScanSAR Interferometry and Applications
    • Polarimetric Interferometry
    • PSI (Persistent Scatterer Interferometry)
  • Interferometry and new SAR missions
    • ALOS-PALSAR, TerraSAR-X, Radarsat-2, Cosmo Skymed
    • Future missions
  • Airborne campaigns
  • Applications
    • Earthquakes and tectonics
    • Ice and snow
    • Terrain subsidence and landslides
    • Volcanoes
    • Thematic mapping and DEMs


The workshop was organised around:

  • Papers and posters selected by the Scientific Committee
  • Invited papers on ESA studies
  • Round-table discussions with seed questions prepared by the Scientific Committee and ESA
  • Demonstration of software tools
  • Workshops proceedings to be published by ESA


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