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SAR Capacity Building Course

ESA / CONAE / Centre Spatial Leige

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina


ESA, CONAE and Centre Spatial Liege contributed to capacity building of the Argentinean glaciological community in the area of SAR applications to glacier monitoring, in preparation for SAOCOM and in order to foster the exploitation of ESA SAR/ASAR data. The course was held from 05 to 09 September 2011 in the city of San Carlos de Bariloche in the province of Rio Negro, Argentina.

More information about the course can be found on the CONAE website

Topics Covered

  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) systems and sensors Polarimetric
  • SAR SAR Interferometry (InSAR)
  • Introduction to Differential Interferometry (DInSAR)
  • Speckle/Coherence tracking
  • Polarimetric SAR Interferometry (PolInSAR)


  • Dr. Dominique Derauw, Centre Spatial de Liege, Belgium
  • Dr. Francesco Sarti, European Space Agency (ESA/ESRIN), Italy
  • Eng. Fabiano Costantini, Tor Vergata University, Italy

Course Material

Presentations from ESA (Dr F. Sarti and Eng. F. Costantini)

Presentations from Centre Spatial de Liege (Dr. Dominique Derauw)

Practical Exercise (Eng. F. Costantini)