The course will provide an introduction to the basics of theory and applications of SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) Remote Sensing. The course will include theoretical lectures as well as hands-on computing exercises exposing students to SAR data processing for remote sensing applications (with focus on Applications relevant for Slovenia), illustrating mainly the use of the ESA Sentinel-1 Radar Toolbox.

Main topics

  • SAR Introduction
  • SAR Reminders
  • SAR Physics
  • SAR Applications to Forest Cover, Biomass, Agriculture
  • SAR Land Applications
  • SAR Polarimetry
  • SAR Interferometry and Applications
  • SAR Missions and Systems
  • Maritime Applications


  • Francesco Sarti (ESA)
  • Christian Thiel (University of Jena)
  • Francesco Holecz (SARMap)
  • Francisco Dekker (DLR)
  • Martin Gade (University of Hamburg)
  • Fabiano Constantini (ESA)



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Last update: 25.08.2015