Alaska Satellite Facility
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Training Opportunities

"Making SAR Data Accessible – New Sensors, Tools and Services" Webinar

When: Wednesday 28 November 2018, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM - Eastern Standard Time (UTC/GMT-5)

This presentation will introduce you to some of the new opportunities in radar remote sensing that are hopefully making this exciting technology more accessible for you. You will be introduced to some of the recently-launched and upcoming SAR sensors that are providing you with more regularly sampled and larger-scale image products. You will also hear about new SAR value-added product services that are providing higher-level, easier-to-use data products to you free of charge. Cloud-based processing environments are also discussed. Finally, you will learn about new training and capacity-building initiatives that are specifically addressing the needs of the applications and decision-making communities to help them integrate SAR into their work. Services available through the NASA Alaska Satellite Facility Distributed Active Archive Center (ASF DAAC) will be highlighted throughout.

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SAR-focused AGU Sessions with Franz J. Meyer, Associate Professor, Geophysical Institute & Chief Scientist, Alaska Satellite Facility

Oral Session: Wed, 12 Dec 2018, 10:20-12:20; session "G32A Recent Advances in SAR and InSAR Processing, Analysis, and Cloud Computing I"; Marriott Marquis - Independence D (

Poster Session: Thu, 13 Dec 2018, 08:00-12:20; session "G41B Recent Advances in SAR and InSAR Processing, Analysis, and Cloud Computing II Posters"; Convention Ctr - Hall A-C (Poster Hall) (

GEOS 657 Microwave Remote Sensing

Dr. Franz Meyer's course lecture slides, labs, and reading lists are available to all.
Offered at the UA Fairbanks campus, spring odd-numbered years. Next offered spring 2019.

Imaging geodesy using InSAR for Earth System Science and Engineering

EGU General Assembly 7-12 April 2019 in Vienna

The availability of high spatial resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data, the advances in SAR processing techniques (e.g. interferometric, polarimetric, and tomographic processing), and the fusion of SAR with optical imagery as well as geophysical modelling allow ever-increasing use of Imaging Geodesy using SAR/InSAR as a geodetic method of choice for earth system monitoring and investigating geohazard, geodynamic and engineering processes. 

Interested? Additional information about the EGU2019 is available here.

Get SAR Data

Get SAR Data

Select and download SAR data online using Vertex.

Use the ASF API for downloading SAR data via a command line.