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ROSA/ESA/DLR - Radar Remote Sensing Course
26-30 October 2009


On 26 – 30 October 2009 the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), ESA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) jointly organised a training course in Radar Remote Sensing, held in the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in Bucharest. The objectives of the course were to provide training in radar remote sensing theory and applications to young scientists and university students from PECS countries (Romania, Hungary, Poland) who wish to expand and improve their knowledge and skills in radar remote sensing research.

The course included the following main components:

  • Theoretical fundamentals of radar remote sensing and introduction to SAR applications.
  • Practical sessions using SAR data with focus on TerraSAR-X imagery for applications in water / oil detection and mapping.

Introductory Presentations

Theoretical fundamentals and introduction to SAR applications

Practical sessions

Flood mapping exercise using the ESA NEST toolbox

The ESA imagery used for this exercise can also be downloaded from the EOLI catalogue.

TerraSAR-X data that can be used for these exercises can be obtained from a catalogue of sample images via the following link:

For the exercises that involve processing with ENVI, online tutorials are available from ITT Visual Information Solutions via the following link: