5th Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry 2019

5th Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry 2019
22 - 25 Jan 2019
Frascati, Italy


The European Space Agency (ESA) is organising 5th Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry dedicated to training the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists to exploit dual and fully polarimetric data for science and applications development.

The course is part of ESA’s EO Science for Society – Scientific Exploitation  element of EOEP-5 (the fifth cycle of ESA’s Earth Observation Envelope Programme).


Post graduate, PhD students, post-doctoral research scientists and users from European countries and Canada interested in Radar Polarimetry and its applications are invited to apply to the 4 day course on the subject, which will be held in ESA ESRIN, Frascati, Italy on the 22-25 January 2019.

Research scientists and students from all other countries are also welcome to apply and participate to the course subject to space availability.

The official language of the training course is English. 

No participation fees will be charged for the training but participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses (financial support is not available).


The main objectives of the course are to:

  • Train the next generation of European and Canadian Principal Investigators (PIs);

  • Explain theoretical principles, processing algorithms, data products and their use in various applications;

  • Introduce available tools and methods for the exploitation of dual-pol and full-pol  data;

  • Provide first-hand and up-to-date information on the state of the art in Radar Polarimetry, Polarimetric SAR Interferometry and SAR Tomography.

Largo Galileo Galilei, 1
00044 Frascati RM