From 10th to 21st September a Spring School dedicated to the use of SAR as a tool to monitor the environment is taking place in Córdoba, Argentina.
Claudia Notarnicola, vice director of the Institute for Earth Observation of Eurac Research has been invited with other international experts to hold training classes on the use of SAR images and illustrate the potentialities of such system for environmental monitoring also in relation to EURAC activities and current projects.
What is about the SPRING SCHOOL?
The SPRING School in Remote Sensing has the main aim to introduce in South America the SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) as a tool to monitor natural resources and support the management of environmental emergencies. The school is financed by the CELFI (Centro Latinoamericano de formación interdisciplinaria, Nodo Sustenibilidad) within the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovative Production, by CONAE (Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales)- Gulich Institute and IEEE-GRSS.
This activity is very relevant in view of the imminent launch of the satellite SAOCOM, Argentinean part of the SIASGE system generated by the Italian and Argentinean Space Agencies. It foresees the use of six satellites, 4 COSMO-SkyMed and 2 SAOCOM satellites to support the management of emergencies and monitor oft he environment.
The school is divided in three main modules. In the first module of 5 days the main theoretical part of SAR will be introduced and some practical activities are foreseen to work directly with SAR images.
The second module of 5 days includes tutorials of international experts on the use of SAR for different applications. In these days, the participants will also have the chance to present their current research activities and programs and discussing them with the experts and other colleagues from South America.
In the last module of 1 day, next steps of the activities and future projects will be addressed.