Alaska Satellite Facility

ASF Services

ASF is a leader in Cloud-based data processing, teaching, and research collaboration

Synthetic aperture radar is a powerful tool for observing and understanding Earth processes. But finding the right data can seem overwhelming. Using the data can seem too complicated. ASF recognizes this, so our teams work continuously to make data discovery and processing easily accessible to a broad range of users 

Explore our various tools and services. From point-and-click applications to the command line, there’s a tool for you.

If you have questions or feel that a custom deployment of HyP3 or OpenScienceLab might better suit your computing needs, contact us!

OpenScienceLab schematic showing the inter-connectivity between the JupiterHub Cloud, the users and the tools and services connecting them to process SAR data in the cloud.

OpenScienceLab integrates the data search and Cloud processing services available from ASF in a Jupyter Notebook computing environment.

Create searches easily and download SAR data fast and reliably using ASF Vertex or Search API

Cloud-based Sentinel-1 data processing accessible through Vertex or HyP3 API and SDK

Data processing, teaching, and research collaboration via the Jupyter Notebook environment

Data Discovery

  • A powerful, yet easy-to-use graphical interface for creating searches and downloading remote-sensing data from the ASF archive

ASF Search API

Python Search Module (asf_search)

Vertex data search interface

Data Analysis and Application

At ASF, one of our goals is to provide assistance with SAR analysis, application, and teaching by developing cloud-based processing services and tools for single or multiple users.  Explore the services we offer below and get started using Sentinel-1 SAR data from ASF today!

ASF HyP3 Processing

A free, easy-to-use service that provides cloud-based radiometric terrain correction (RTC) and interferometric SAR (InSAR) processing of Sentinel-1 data

  • On Demand processing utilizes the powerful search capability of Vertex to directly order data for RTC and InSAR processing without leaving the Vertex application
  • The REST API and SDK make RTC and InSAR processing available programmatically
  • HyP3 can go where you need it
      • Local, custom HyP3 deployments provide science teams with the power and scalability of cloud computing and control over algorithm development and product access

OpenScienceLab and OpenSARLab

ASF’s OpenScienceLab is an ecosystem of open-source tools for data analysis. At the heart of OpenScienceLab is OpenSARLab, which opens the world of SAR processing in the cloud via the Jupyter Notebook environment. It is easy to launch in any web browser for interactive data exploration.

OpenSARLab provides:

  • Free limited access to a cloud-hosted Jupyter Hub
  • Free fast data transfer to users’ storage from ASF AWS archives
  • Identical, fully configured, persistent computing software and hardware environments that can be shared by multiple users
  • An open library of data recipes
  • Utilizes JupyterHub in Amazon AWS and a JupyterLab development environment, with authenticated accounts and persistent storage
  • Ideal for scientific collaboration requiring
      • Large datasets
      • Complicated development environments
      • Repeatability
  • Custom OSL deployments for research teams and classes
      • Deployments are tailored to your use-case and offer the exact computational resources required to prevent unnecessary AWS costs
  • Ideal for in the classroom, where student computing resources may be limited
  • Learn more about accessing and using OpenSARLab in the User Guide
Classroom using OpenSARLab