The course will provide an introduction to the basics of theory and applications of SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) Remote Sensing. The course will include theoretical lectures as well as hands-on computing exercises exposing students to SAR data processing for remote sensing applications (with focus on Applications relevant for Bulgaria), illustrating mainly the use of the ESA SNAP Toolbox.

Main topics

  • SAR introduction
  • SAR Missions and Systems
  • SAR Applications to Forestry
  • SAR Land applications - land cover, land use
  • SAR Interferometry and applications - earthquakes, subsidence
  • SAR Maritime and water applications
  • SAR Flood monitoring
  • Synergy of EO-GNSS-GIS


  • Francesco Sarti (ESA)
  • Christian Thiel (University of Jena)
  • Francesco Holecz (SARMap)
  • Ramon Hanssen (Delft University of Technology)
  • Martin Gade (University of Hamburg)
  • Antonios Mouratidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
  • Maya Ilieva (UACEG)



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Last update: 24.05.2016