SAR Scientist Highlights

February 2020

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FEB 2020 - Nettie La Belle-Hamer

Dr. Nettie La Belle-Hamer

As Director of ASF, Dr. Nettie La Belle-Hamer’s mission is to support and mentor her team of driven professionals as leaders in remote sensing and data accessibility. She applies her research background in space physics to guide the facility as it provides high-quality data to meet the evolving needs of its users. Dr. La Belle-Hamer has been a part of ASF for 19 years and was appointed Director in 2002. She is also Deputy Director of the Geophysical Institute, where she works to develop and expand the capabilities of both organizations.

October 2019

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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