SC-7: SAR and Interferometric processing for land applications

Monday 6 to Friday 10 July, 8:30 – 17:30

Presented by

Pasquali Paolo, SARMAP S.A, Purasca, Switzerland


The course shall bring to the participants both theoretical and practical aspects related to the SAR and InSAR processing, with special focus and target on land applications.

The course will have a theoretical part, where fundamental concepts are presented and discussed in view of different applications, and a practical, hands-on part, where the course participants will have the possibility of testing the presented concepts on real SAR data and on real test cases. The course will conclude with a section where the integration of SAR, InSAR and optical data is discussed, with particular emphasis on the complementary information brought by SAR data respect to optical sensors.

The practical exercises will mainly focus on African test sites, using SAR data from different sensors like ERS-1/2, ENVISAT ASAR, ALOS PALSAR, TerraSAR-X, Cosmo-Skymed and airborne SAR sensors as well as optical satellite data. The practical part of the course will exploit the ENVI® and SARscape® COTS SAR & Image Processing packages.

The participants will receive a time-limited licence of the two software packages to consolidate what learned during the course.

Further information about course content.

Speaker Biography

Dr Pasquali Paolo holds a Ph.D. in Electronic and Communications, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy. He is currently Technical Director of sarmap s.a., Purasca, Switzerland.