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2023-12-13

Programme

The EUSAR 2024 conference programme as well as information about sessions and speakers will be available soon. 

EUSAR 2024 Programme Structure

Keynote Speaker

Henri Laur (Head of Mission Management and Product Quality Division, Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes, European Space Agency (ESA))

Henri Laur works with the Earth Observation programmes of the European Space Agency since 35 years.

Henri Laur works with the Earth Observation programmes of the European Space Agency since 35 years.

Continuously in contact with the Earth Observation data users, starting in the 1990’s with the pioneering use of the ERS satellites data, then as Envisat mission manager, Henri Laur is now responsible for the management of the Earth Observation missions operated by ESA, including the Copernicus Sentinel missions, the ESA Earth Explorer missions and the ESA Third Party missions with its growing availability of commercial data.
During those three decades of growth of the Earth Observation data user communities, both in quantity and diversity, Henri Laur gained experience with the continuous race between the increasing satellite data supply, in particular with SAR, and the equally increasing user demand, in particular from public services. 

Lee-Lueng Fu (Senior Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA))

Dr. Lee-Lueng Fu is a JPL Fellow and Senior Research Scientist.

Dr. Lee-Lueng Fu is a JPL Fellow and Senior Research Scientist.

He has been the Project Scientist for JPL’s satellite altimetry missions since 1988, including TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1, and Jason-2.  He is currently the Project Scientist for the Surface Water and Ocean Topography Mission (SWOT). He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the American Meteorological Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has received the COSPAR International Cooperation Medal for his leadership in the development and continuation of satellite altimetry missions.

Rafal Modrzewski (CEO & Co-founder of ICEYE, Finland)

Rafal Modrzewski is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of ICEYE. ICEYE owns and operates the world’s largest constellation of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites.

Rafal Modrzewski is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of ICEYE. ICEYE owns and operates the world’s largest constellation of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites.

The company provides timely and reliable Earth observation data as well as natural catastrophe solutions for companies and governments. ICEYE is the first company that has successfully miniaturized a SAR satellite, making it possible to launch more units to reliably image any location on Earth, every few hours, every day. With its growing SAR satellite constellation, ICEYE offers its partners a set of unprecedented satellite imaging capabilities, accessing any area of interest faster, more frequently, and at a lower cost.

Since co-founding the project in 2012, which became the company in 2014, with Pekka Laurila, Modrzewski is responsible for overseeing the organization’s growth and implementing ICEYE’s overall vision. Modrzewski brings with him deep domain expertise in SAR engineering, and he has received the 2018 Forbes 30 under 30 Technology award based on the world-first achievements of ICEYE.

Prior to co-founding ICEYE, Modrzewski researched innovative products at VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland) in the RFID and wireless sensing group. He attended Warsaw University of Technology in Poland, where he studied Electrical Engineering and co-founded the Multimedia Technologies Science Group. Modrzewski continued his studies in Radio Science and Engineering at Aalto University where he led the on-board data handling team working on Aalto-1, Finland’s first nanosatellite.

Tutorial Sessions - April 23rd, 2024

T1: Differential SAR Interferometry

09:00-10:30: Introduction into SAR Interferometry 
P. Prats (DLR e.V.)

10:30-11:00 Coffee/Tea Break

11:00-12:30 Differential SAR Interferometry
A. Ferretti (TRE ALTAMIRA)

12:30-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-15:30 SAR at Scale: Working with Large Volumes of Synthetic Aperture Radar Data 
F. Meyer & J.H. Kennedy (University of Alaska Fairbanks)

T2: Multistatic and Multi-Aperture SAR Systems: Introduction and Applications

09:00-10:30: Bistatic and Multistatic SAR
F. Lopez-Dekker (TU Delft)

10:30-11:00 Coffee/Tea Break

11:00-12:30 Digital Beamforming for SAR
M.Younis (DLR e.V.)

12:30-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-15:30 SAR Concepts Based on Small Apertures
M. Villano (DLR e.V.)

T3: Polarimetric SAR, Polarimetric SAR Interferometry and Tomography

09:00-10:30: Polarimetric SAR and Applications
L. Ferro-Famil (University of Rennes)

10:30-11:00 Coffee/Tea Break

11:00-12:30 Pol-InSAR and Applications
K. Papathanassiou (DLR e.V.)

12:30-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-15:30 SAR Tomography
M. Pardini (DLR e.V.)

T4: SAR Exploitation Methods and Applications

09:00-10:30: Machine Learning for SAR Processing - SAR image despeckling by deep learning
Loïc Denis (Université de Saint-Etienne)

10:30-11:00 Coffee/Tea Break

11:00-12:30 Machine Learning for SAR Analysis - From fully- to self-supervised deep learning
R. Hänsch (DLR e.V.)

12:30-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-15:30 Machine Learning for SAR Applications - From SAR images to Earth observation products
M. Schmitt (University of the Bundeswehr Munich)

T5: From Space-Based SAR Data to Earth Observation Services

09:00-10:30: Welcome, introduction, and overview
René Guenzkofer (NV5 Geospatial Solutions)

09:30-10:00 Setting the SAR benchmark with 24/7 global insights
Sybrand van Beijma (Capella Space)

10:00-10:30 SAR simulation – extending the reality
Giulia Tessari (sarmap) & Jürgen Schwarz (Capella Space)

10:30-11:00 Coffee/Tea Break

11:00-11:30 SAR for all - SAR solutions for all kind of users
Thomas Bahr (NV5 Geospatial Solutions)

11:30-12:00 ENVI Inform – SAR-based insights worldwide
David Burridge (NV5 Geospatial Solutions)

12:00-12:30 SAR for maritime - from worldwide monitoring to situational awareness
Emlyn Hagen (NV5 Geospatial Solutions)

12:30-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-14:30 Operational applications of interferometric time-series analysis
Giulia Tessari (sarmap)

14:30-15:00 UAV based SAR solutions
Paolo Pasquali (sarmap)

15:00-15:15 Results from today´s SAR tasking
Jürgen Schwarz (Capella Space)

15:15-15:30 Summary & outlook
René Guenzkofer (NV5 Geospatial Solutions)

Co-Organizers