DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
As a follow up to the STG action to enhance the coordination among the SAR Space Agencies in response to the IPY scientific objectives, a SAR/InSAR coordination workshop was held on 5/6 March 2008 at the Canadian Space Agency. As a result of this meeting, the SAR operating Agencies agreed on the strategic guidelines for imaging activities and for thematic priorities as outlined by the science community. Despite the significant way forward and considerable efforts we are putting to fulfill our commitments, there is still a need to develop a SAR Acquisition Consolidated Plan and discuss the way forward for a SAR processing strategy and data dissemination plan.
As part of the SAR coordination process, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) is organising a second meeting to address the harmonisation and coordination of the acquisition plans. The objectives of this meeting are:
* Consolidate the current SAR planning and imaging activities occurring under the auspices of IPY/STG in order to avoid gaps and overlaps and optimize resources (i.e. thematic / instrument matrix, common planning tool, etc.)
* Distribute imaging load according to Agencies’ capacities and priorities, and develop acquisition plans
* Look at a short/med/long term planning approach to continue the acquisitions (if at all possible)
The meeting will be held at the DLR facilities in Oberpfaffenhofen (Germany).
We now established the date of the workshop on 30 Sept./1 Oct.2008.
Directions to DLR
Hotels close to DLR
Hotels in Munich
GIIPSY Draft Acquisition Plan Recommendation for TSX.
These plans were prepared to provide DLR with an estimate of SAR loading for Antarctic regions south of about –80°. Comments welcome. These are in addition to any individual proposals and to several super-site areas that the STG is considering in Greenland and Antarctica.
JAXA IPY Web Site (Comments welcomed by Dr. Masanobu Shimada)
Japanese: JAXA website | JAXA IPY Dataset page
English: JAXA website | JAXA IPY Dataset page
PALSAR Animations. Antarctic: /A, /B, /C
ESA/ESRIN Acquisitions and Plans
Information on upcoming ERS-2 acquisition from O’Higgins Station
Acquisition map for O’Higgins Station
Animation of ESA SAR data over Lincoln Sea. Courtesy Ron Kwok
1) Buckreuss and Roth, DLR
2) Crevier, CSA
3) Jezek, OSU
4) Del Rio Vera, Drinkwater and Laur, ESA
5) Saint-Jean, CSA
6) Rigby, MDA
7) Hajnsek, DLR
8) Floricioiu, DLR
9) Braun, U Bonn
10) Helm and Miller, AWI
11) Hall, KSAT
TSX Subgroup meeting (Thursday, Oct 2)
SAR Subgroup meeting Summary
IPY CGMS Report
Followup Telecon Minutes