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Polarimetric techniques for forestry

Main Aims / Objectives
Explore the viability of a service portfolio targeting the retrieval of key forest parameters by applying polarimetric and interferometric techniques to quad- and dual-pol SAR data.

Main Services

The work is making use of recent quad and dual-polarized data from Radarsat2 and TerraSAR-X sensors. These missions bring new opportunities in terms of higher spatial resolution, expanded polarimetry, multiple frequencies and the possibility of interferometric analysis.

The project incorporates streamlined processes for target analyses, algorithms (physical models) for deriving key forest attributes and examples of the utility of these attributes for value-adding applications (e.g. biomass models).

Technical Officer: Philippe Bally

Starting Date: 2010-10-07

Dendron Resource Surveys as supplier - prime
Kepler Space Inc as supplier - sub
Gamma Remote Sensing Research and Consulting AG as supplier - sub
DLR as supplier - sub

European Forest Institute as user - buyer
Canadian Forest Institute as user - buyer

forest height mapping (Forestry)