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ITC 405 - Introduction to SAR Modules and SAR Data Analysis

Code Start Date Duration Venue
ITC 405 19 September 2022 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
ITC 405 14 November 2022 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
ITC 405 19 December 2022 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

 The SNAP-based Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), SAR Interferometry (InSAR), and SAR Differential Interferometric SAR training course (DInSAR).  The course has been designed to teach the fundamental concepts of SAR and InSAR while also training participants to read, process, and understand SAR data. The program includes a topic for each day that is covered both theoretically and practically. Each topic is intended to teach specific objectives. Application examples are also provided to demonstrate the utility of each topic.The course will include theoretical lectures as well as tutorials. The entire course will be delivered in-person, with tutorials based on the use of the SNAP, QGIS, ArcMap software and real data collected over various areas of the world by the majority of existing satellites (Sentinel-1, TerraSAR-X, COSMO-SkyMed, ALOS, Envisat , and more).

 

Course Objectives

  • Learning the fundamental concepts underlying remote sensing, RADAR, and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technologies.
  • Learning the primary characteristics of satellite SAR images and the primary missions of SAR satellites
  • Learning how to search for and select satellite SAR images from archives.
  • Learning how to get free satellite SAR images
  • Learning how to obtain useful supplementary open data
 

Who Should Attend?

  • Data Analyst and Scientist
  • Remote Sensing and GIS Experts
  • Mining Companies
  • Municipalities
  • Governmental Organizations

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction to the SAR 
  • Fundamental concepts underlying remote sensing, RADAR, and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technologies.
  • Primary characteristics of satellite SAR images and the primary missions of SAR satellites
  • How to search for and select satellite SAR images from archives.
  • How to get free satellite SAR images
  • How to obtain useful supplementary open data

Day 2

  • How to handle and correctly observe the SAR data
  • Gaining the ability to import SAR images,
  • SAR images and results can be visualized, geocoded, and exported into geographic data visualization software (QGIS, SNAP etc.).
  • SAR image interpretation
  • Detecting targets in SAR images that are not visible in optical images
 

Day 3

  • Change detection
  • Understanding the fundamentals of reflectivity changes
  • Comprehending the fundamental concepts of change detection operations
  • Becoming capable of performing basic change detection processing by using SNAP,
  • Interpretation and results exportation.
  • Visualization of the result (QGIS)
 

Day 4

  • SAR Interferometry (part 1)
  • Learning the fundamentals of electromagnetic wave phase and interferometry,
  • Gaining knowledge of how to interpret interferograms, process interferograms, and extract topography

Day 5

  • SAR Interferometry (part 2)
  • Understanding the fundamentals of Differential SAR Interferometry (DInSAR),
  • Gaining knowledge of how to process and interpret differential interferograms
  • Coherent change detection, how to extract movement information
  • Ground displacement map generation (e.g. landslides, subsidence, earthquakes),
  • Detection of minute terrain changes
  • Post-processing of the data for better understanding.