Polarimetric Interferometric SAR Workshop 2004
-- with invited talks by world-outstanding experts --

The Polarimetric and Interferometric SAR workshop 2004 (PI-SAR WS'04) is scheduled for promotion of radar sensing research and applications. It is continuation of PI SAR WS'00, 01, 02 and 03 event, You are cordially invited to participate PI-SAR WS'04. Among remote sensing techniques, the polarimetric & interferometric SAR has attracted the most appreciable attentions because of its 3-D high resolution capability with abundant information. The aim of this workshop is to introduce the cutting-edge technologies, and to exchange new ideas and methodologies. It covers from basic theory to practical applications. In this respect, guest speakers are invited who are outstanding research experts in the world and have been involved in this field many years. You will find how polarimetric and interferometric information is used and learn how Polarimetric and Interferometric SAR is powerful, useful and essential for environmental monitoring of the Earth.

Date : August 23 (Mon.) - 24(Tus), 2004,      10:00-17:30
Place : Earth Observation Research and Application Center (EORC), JAXA

             Harumi 1-8-10, Harumi-Island Triton Square Tower X 23,
             Chuo-Ku, Tokyo, 104-6023

Invited Sperakers:

Dr. Jong-Sen Lee (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
Prof. Wooil Moon (Seoul National Univ., Korea)
Dr. Irena Hajnsek (DLR, Germany)
Dr. Yunjin Kim (JPL, USA)
Dr. Jakob van Zyl (JPL, USA)
Prof. Emeritus. Wolfgang-Martin Boerner (UIC, USA)
Prof. Jian Yang (Tsinghua Univ., China)
Prof. Shane Cloude (University of Adelaide, Australia)


DAY 1: August 23, 2004

10:00 - 10:05 Welcome address:
Dr. Toshihiro Ogawa (Technical advisor to JAXA president)
10:05 - 10:10 On Pi-SAR workshop 2004:
Dr. Masanobu Shimada (JAXA EORC, IGRS Japan Chapter Chairman)
Morning Session: Session chair Prof. Yoshio Yamaguchi (Niigata Univ.)
10:10 - 11:00 The need of developing drones for terrestrial remote sensing
Prof. Wolfgang-Martin Boerner (UIC-ECE Communications, USA)
11:10 - 12:00. Polarimetric Interferometry with INGARA: a High Resolution, Quad-Pol, X-Band SAR
Prof. Shane Cloude (Univ. of Adelaide,Australia)
12:10 - 14:00 Lunch break
Afternoon session: Session chair Dr. Takeo Tadono, (IGRS-JC Secretary)
14:00 - 14:50. Feasibility of Global Soil Moisture Mapping Using Polarimetric SAR: Retrieval Algorithms (I)
Dr. Yunjin Kim and Dr. Jakob van Zyl (JPL, USA)
15:00 - 15:50. Feasibility of Global Soil Moisture Mapping Using Polarimetric SAR: Retrieval Algorithms (II)
Dr. Jakob van Zyl, Dr. Yunjin Kim (JPL, USA)
Evening Session:Session chair Dr. Masanobu Shimada (IGRS-JC Chairman)
16:00 - 17:30 Hot Topics & Discussion
- Pi-SAR Loop Flight over Sendai (tentative) Prof. Motoyuki Satoh
- ...
- Discussion
TBD Summer Night Reception

DAY 2: August 24, 2004

Morning session: Session chair Prof. Hiroyoshi Yamada, (IGRS-JC Treasurer)
10:00 - 10:50 Overview of the Optimization of Polarimetric Contrast Enhancement
Prof. Jian YANG (Tsinghua Univ., China)
11:00 - 11:50 Terrain and Land-Use Classification Using Polarimetric SAR: An Overview
Dr. Jong-Sen Lee (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
Afternoon Session: Session chair Prof. Motoyuki Satoh, (IGRS-JC Vice-Chair)
14:00 - 14:50 Observation of Ocean Surface Current, Waves and Wind Field with polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar
Prof. Wooil Moon (Seoul National Univ., Korea)
15:00 - 15:50 Recent Airborne SAR Activities at DLR
Dr. Irena Hajnsek (DLR, Germany)
16:00 Closing
Mr. Yukio Haruyama (Director, JAXA EORC)

Sponsored by
   IEEE-GRSS Japan Chapter
Co-sponsored by
   URSI-F Japan Committee
   National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan
   JAXA-EORC, Japan


The room capacity is limited up to 100 attendants.
Please email below to register ALOS research project office (, no later than August 6, 2004

For Polarimetric Interferometric SAR Workshop '04 on Aug.23-24, 2004
Attendant Name :

Prospective authors should submit abstract (500 words, claiming the significance) to the e-mail address below, no later than August 6, 2004.
The final manuscript (due: Sept.30, 2004) will be published in CD-ROM.

For further information, contact:
Masanobu Shimada

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