[unav_all] Registration is open: InSAR Short Course August 13 - 15, 2012

olds olds at unavco.org
Fri Jun 15 17:08:51 MDT 2012

Dear Community,
UNAVCO will be hosting a 3-day InSAR Short Course in Boulder, CO, August 
13 - 15, 2012 with Faculty: Paul Rosen, JPL; Eric Fielding, JPL; Walter 
Szeliga, Central Washington Univ.; Matthew Pritchard, Cornell University

*InSAR: An introduction to Processing and Applications for Geoscientists
The goal of this short course is to train scientists in the methods and 
practices of InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar), a 
powerful tool for measuring Earth surface deformation due to 
earthquakes, volcanic unrest, ground water migration, and anthropogenic 
activity. Terabytes of InSAR data were collected for the EarthScope 
program that spans the entire US. Training scientists new to InSAR for 
the interpretation of these important data sets is critical to the 
EarthScope mission. InSAR is also being increasingly used in studies of 
cryosphere (motion of glaciers and ice sheets) and atmosphere (water 
content in the troposphere). This short course will also help prepare 
scientists for exploiting data from upcoming InSAR-capable missions, 
including one currently being planned by NASA.

New techniques and applications of InSAR are being developing all the 
time, including stacking, time-series analysis of surface deformation, 
ScanSAR, polarimetric InSAR, and along-track interferometry. While this 
3-day workshop will focus on the fundamentals of InSAR, basic processing 
and applications for new users, the knowledge gained should prepare 
attendees to better understand and utilize the newer techniques.

If you have considered using InSAR data and imagery in your research or 
want to learn more about how to apply InSAR to new areas of research, 
this workshop is for you. The course includes an overview of the 
technology and its application to Earth Science, a detailed introduction 
to the installation and use of the JPL/Caltech ROI_PAC processing 
package, and an overview of other processing packages. The related 
technique of pixel offset tracking or sub-pixel correlation with SAR 
images will also be covered. In extended hands-on sessions ("tinker 
time"), the students will use the ROI_PAC software to process example 
data. A half-day session will introduce a new processing package 
called the InSAR Scientific Computing Environment (ISCE), which is a 
joint endeavor between JPL and Stanford featuring modernized 
object-oriented code for greater extensibility, and support for newer 
platforms, including TerraSAR-X and COSMO-SkyMed. ISCE installation will 
be part of another hands-on session.

/Faculty: Paul Rosen, JPL; Eric Fielding, JPL; Walter Szeliga, Central 
Washington Univ.; / /Matthew Pritchard, Cornell University /

*Registration://*For more information and to register for the workshop, 
please go to:

This course does not have a registration fee, however participants will 
pay their own travel and living expenses. UNAVCO will provide lunch and 
snacks during the short course.

*Scholarships* are available for students who will utilize this 
information in their current research. /**Please complete the 
application for financial support and the course registration form.**/

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Shelley Olds
Education and Outreach Program
6350 Nautilus Drive
Boulder, CO 80301-5553

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