The availability of high spatial resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data, the advances in SAR processing techniques (e.g. interferometric, polarimetric, and tomographic processing), and the fusion of SAR with optical imagery as well as geophysical modelling allow ever increasing use of Imaging Geodesy using SAR/InSAR as a geodetic method of choice for earth system monitoring and investigating geohazard, geodynamic and engineering processes. In particular, the exploitation of data from new generation SAR missions such as Sentinel-1 that provide near real-time measurements of deformation and changes in land cover/use has improved significantly our capabilities to understand natural and anthropogenic hazards and then helped us mitigate their impacts. The development of high-resolution X-band SAR sensors aboard missions such as Italian COSMO-SkyMed (CSK) and German TerraSAR-X (TSX) has also opened new opportunities over the last decade for very high-resolution radar imaging from space with centimetre geometric accuracy for detailed analysis of a variety of processes in the areas of the biosphere, geosphere, cryosphere and hydrosphere. All scientists exploiting radar data from spaceborne, airborne and/or ground-based SAR sensors are cordially invited to contribute to this session. The main objective of the session is to present and discuss the progress, state-of-the-art and future perspectives in scientific exploitation of SAR data, mitigating atmospheric effects and error sources, cloud computing, machine learning and big data analysis, and interpretation methods of results obtained from SAR data for various types of disasters and engineering applications such as earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides and erosion, infrastructure instability and anthropogenic activities in urban areas. Contributions addressing scientific applications of SAR/InSAR data in biosphere, cryosphere, and hydrosphere are also welcome.

Co-organized as AS5.13/CR2.15/G2.7/GD10.3/HS11.45/NP4.11/SM1.14
Convener: Mahdi Motagh | Co-conveners: Ziyadin Cakir, Franz J Meyer, Zhenhong Li
| Mon, 08 Apr, 08:30–12:30, 14:00–15:45
Room M2
| Attendance Mon, 08 Apr, 16:15–18:00
Hall X3

Monday, 8 April 2019 | Room M2

Chairperson: Ziyadin Cakir
08:30–08:45 |
Christine Heimlich and Jean Schmittbuhl
08:45–09:00 |
Alexandra Heck, Malte Westerhaus, Bernhard Heck, and Hansjoerg Kutterer
09:15–09:30 |
Ruya Xiao, Zhenhong Li, and Xiufeng He
09:30–09:45 |
Jennifer Scoular, Richard Ghail, Philippa Mason, and James Lawrence
10:00–10:15 |
Tadahiro Nimura, Youhei Kinoshita, and Ryoichi Furuta
Coffee break
Chairperson: Mahdi Motagh
10:45–11:00 |
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| Highlight
Alberto Moreira, Gerhard Krieger, Carolina Gonzalez, Matteo Nannini, and Manfred Zink
11:00–11:15 |
| Highlight
Claudio De Luca, Manuela Bonano, Francesco Casu, Michele Manunta, Manzo Mariarosaria, Franz Meyer, Giovanni Onorato, Ivana Zinno, and Riccardo Lanari
11:15–11:30 |
| Highlight
Alessandro Parizzi, Francesco De Zan, Fernando Rodriguez Gonzalez, Homa Ansari, Giorgio Gomba, Ramon Brcic, and Michael Eineder
11:30–11:45 |
Emilie Deschamps-Ostanciaux, Franck Thollard, Sandrine Monasson, Elisabeth Pointal, Christophe Laurent, Marie-Pierre Doin, Erwan Pathier, Virginie Pinel, Cécile Lasserre, Raphaël Grandin, and Michel DIament
11:45–12:00 |
Update on the progress of the Generic Atmospheric Correction Online Service (GACOS)
Chen Yu, Zhenhong Li, and Nigel Penna
12:00–12:15 |
Othmar Frey, Charles Werner, and Roberto Coscione
12:15–12:30 |
Cristina Reyes-Carmona, Anna Barra, Oriol Monserrat, Jorge Pedro Galve-Arnedo, Jose Vicente Pérez-Peña, Patricia Ruano, José Miguel Azañón, and Rosa María Mateos
Lunch break
Chairperson: Zhenhong Li
14:00–14:15 |
Malte Westerhaus, Maryse Wampach, and Markus Even
14:15–14:30 |
Won-Kyung Baek, Hyung-Sup Jung, and Sang-Wan Kim
14:30–14:45 |
Magdalena Stefanova Vassileva, Mahdi Motagh, Thomas Walter, and Hans-Ulrich Wetzel
15:00–15:15 |
Zefa Yang, Zhiwei Li, Jianjun Zhu, Lixin Wu, and Axel Preusse
15:30–15:45 |
Kanayim Teshebaeva and Ko van Huissteden