DoubleTree Hilton Hotel
Warsaw, Poland
11 - 14 September 2017
Conference RS106
Active and Passive Microwave Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring
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Abstract Due:
13 March 2017

Author Notification:
16 May 2017

Manuscript Due Date:
14 August 2017

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Conference Chairs
Program Committee
Program Committee continued...
  • Mihai P. Datcu, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
  • Fabio Del Frate, Univ. degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata" (Italy)
  • Dara Entekhabi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
  • Marek Graniczny, Polish Geological Service (Poland)
  • Carlos Lopez-Martinez, Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)
  • Luca Pulvirenti, CIMA Research Foundation (Italy)
  • Stefan Schneiderbauer, EURAC research (Italy)
  • David Small, Univ. of Zürich (Switzerland)

Call for

The main objective of the conference is to present an updated view of the state-of-the-art in active and passive microwave remote sensing techniques and to provide a playground for scientists coming from different microwave sectors and final application domains. In this context, the conference will offer a platform to exchange ideas and foster applications, which may take advantage from the use of radar and microwave radiometers alone, as well as their joint exploitation and combination with other sensors to take advantage from complementarity of the different techniques (SAR, scatterometer, radiometers, altimeter, GNSS-R).

Particular attention will be given to applications and algorithms exploiting data of operational sensors such as Sentinel 1, Sentinel 3, ALOS2, TerraSAR-X, COSMO-SkyMed, RADARSAT-2, AMSR-E/AMSR2, SMOS, Metop and SMAP. Applications based on time series analysis are addressed as well. In fact, the incoming growing capabilities of the most recent sensors, in terms of temporal revisit time and electromagnetic spectrum sampling (in active and passive mode), offer a potential tool for new environmental applications especially related to the monitoring of natural disasters (such as earthquake, flood, drought, landslides, avalanches) and to the food and energy challenges, which can particularly benefit from multi-temporal image analysis.

Contributions are solicited on the following and related topics:

  • microwave (active and passive) electromagnetic modelling and simulation in different scenarios (land and ocean, atmosphere)
  • inversion algorithms for the retrieval of bio-geophysical parameters from microwave data
  • statistical properties of remotely sensed microwave images
  • active and passive data merging, disaggregation approaches
  • polarimetric methods, techniques and applications
  • SAR interferometry techniques and applications
  • bistatic radar, including GNSS reflectometry
  • radar altimeter and scatterometer techniques and applications
  • application of microwave sensing to risk prevention and disaster management
  • applications of the above-mentioned techniques to food security, energy and biodiversity.

  • Moreover, a joint session with the conference “Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology” will be organized on the topic of “Monitoring of Soil and Vegetation Water Content in Agricultural and Natural Ecosystems”. On this topic, the abstracts can be submitted in one of the two conferences.

    During the conference, two tutorials will be held, one dedicated to Interferometry and related applications to natural hazard and the second dedicated to the exploitation of GNSS Reflectometry techniques.
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