Vertex has Gone Mobile

Vertex is responsive and will now fit on any mobile device you are currently using.

Check it out at https://search.asf.alaska.edu

Discover the new Vertex: Better, Stronger, Faster

A recent NASA webinar demonstrates new and improved features of ASF's search and download portal.

Hurricane Dorian Story Map

View a timeline showing images captured by the Sentinel-1 satellites of Hurricane Dorian as it moved through the Carribean and up the east coast of the U.S.

Training and Resources

SAR Scientist Highlight


OCT 2019 - Fritz Freudenberger

Franz Meyer, PhD

As ASF Chief Scientist, Franz J. Meyer leverages almost two decades of remote sensing research experience to act as the interface between ASF and the scientific community. 

Meyer has spent his career working with space agencies around the world to develop processing techniques and methods for synthetic aperture radar, or SAR, data. These techniques have been used to explore signals related to surface deformation such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Recently, his research has expanded into the development of remote sensing-based hazard monitoring. He has led trainings around the world to help governments and organizations increase their capacity for radar techniques and hopes to transform SAR into a tool to meaningfully influence people’s lives on a daily basis.

Read more about Franz and his data chat on Earthdata