Workshop in SAR for Geodesy

Workshop on the geodetic applications of synthetic aperture radar.
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The Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technique is being increasingly used in different applications, including products that provide geodetic accuracy. Our workshop focuses on viewing the current status of the technique and products from geodetic perspective and their uses for geodetic applications. The workshop takes place as a noon-to-noon meeting in Espoo, Finland, remote participation is also possible. NOTE All registered participants have been sent the zoom link through email. If you have not received it, please contact [email protected].

The workshop is sponsored by International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), International Associations of Geodesy (IAG) and Seismology and Physics of Earth's Interior (IASPEI) within IUGG. The participation is free of charge (on site and online), the lunches are at your own expense. NOTE: the dinner is meant only for workshop participants and the number of seats is limited.

We will continue the week with Working group meetings of the Nordic Geodetic Commission (NKG), Working Group of Geodynamics and Earth Observations (WGGEO) and Working Group for Height and Geoid (WGHG). More info here:

Draft program for the workshop:

Monday 14.3.


Nordman, Aalto

Welcome, opening, practical things


Gruber, TU Munich

SAR Positioning for Geodetic Applications


Gisinger, DLR

SAR positioning for geodetic applications revisited – Lessons learned from TerraSAR-X and Sentinel-1


Larsen, NORCE

Utilizing GNSS and CRs for InSAR Service Production & Validation: Challenges and Recommendations for Nationwide Implementation


Coffee break


Pinheiro, ESA

Sentinel-1 status and upcoming evolutions


Schlaak, TU Munich

3D SAR Positioning Results — Experiences with Electronic Corner Reflectors


Schiller, TU Munich

Initial SAR positioning results from recently installed corner reflectors in Finland and Sweden


Puwakpitiya Gedara, Lantmäteriet  

Performance analysis of the passive SAR corner reflector in Norrköping (East Sweden)




Dinner for on-site participants

Tuesday 15.3.


Hanssen, TU Delft

INSAR Geodesy: TU Delft experience in datum connection and surface and infrastructure monitoring


Näränen, FGI

Current status of geodetic InSAR targets in Finland


Coffee break




Wrap up

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

Presentation descriptions

Here are the short descriptions of the talks.


Hotels that have an allotment made for the event:


Reservations through hotel sales:
Tel: +358 300 870 010 / individual room bookings
Fax: +358 20 1234 647
E-mail: [email protected]  

Please mention ”Workshop of Geodesy and SAR” to receive the discounted rate. Note that the reservation needs to be guaranteed by credit card and credit card details can only be delivered via phone for security reasons. In individual bookings, cancellation is possible up to 6 pm on the day of arrival. The rooms are subject to availability and the offered rate is valid for booking until 12 February 2023.

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