Join us for SAR Sessions – a FREE half-day event solely focused on the trends, benefits, techniques and applications of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data and analysis.

Gain insights from SAR experts in public organizations, academia, and commercial industries and see what the present and future of SAR looks like from their perspectives. This event will benefit anyone who is using or considering using SAR data.

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Experts from sarmap, Airbus, e-GEOS, the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, the International Atomic Energy Agency, and many more will be joining our speaking lineup. Check out our featured speakers below, and come back to see new speakers as they are updated.

Dr. Oliver Lang
Airbus Defence and Space

Dr. Oliver Lang is the Head of SAR-monitoring services for Airbus Defence and Space. He is a geophysicist with more than 20 years of experience on the field of radar remote sensing and a strong expertise in interferometric data evaluation. He received his diploma in geophysics from the University of Munich and his PhD from the University of Wuerzburg in Germany.

Dr. Thomas Lege
BGR ( German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources

Dr. Thomas Lege holds a combined 30 years’ experience in both applied geosciences and waterway engineering. He graduated in Geophysics at University of Kiel and earned his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Hannover. Thomas gained application experience as a project engineer at the two German Federal Institutes for "Geosciences" and "Waterway Engineering". Since 2011, he has been head of the division "Geo-Hazard Assessment, Remote Sensing”, which brought the InSAR-based Ground Motion Service Germany online in 2019. Previously he headed the section "Inland Waterway Engineering" for nearly a decade. Recently, Dr. Lege became deputy head of the department "Geoscientific Information, International Cooperation".

Paolo Pasquali

Paolo has been enjoying the last 25 years investigating the many aspects of extracting useful and reliable information from Synthetic Aperture RADAR imagery, developing algorithms and exploring different applications. After realizing in his years in the academia at Politecnico di Milano and University of Zurich that these goals are not just dreams, he co-founded sarmap to bring this experience into operation, leading the development of the SARscape software package.

Luca Pietranera

Ishuwa Sikaneta

M.Sc. Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering 2004 University of Ottawa). Senior remote sensing scientist with career starting at the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (2 years) followed by Defence Research and Development Canada (15 years) and now at the IAEA (6 years). Expertise in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), radar image processing, interferometry, moving target indication, high-resolution wide-swath imaging, optical image processing, statistical signal processing, machine learning, structured observation management, geographical information systems and software and project management.

Dr. Giulia Tessari

PhD in Earth Sciences and master`s degree in Environmental Engineering, Giulia currently works as a Senior Remote Sensing Specialist at sarmap SA, following a PostDoc Marie Skłodowska Curie fellowship at sarmap and a PostDoc at the Geosciences Department of the University of Padova. Her main research interests concern the use of Remote Sensing Techniques, particularly space-borne SAR Interferometry, to monitor geological hazards and instability phenomena such as landslides, subsidence, sinkholes and even man-made structures, buildings and infrastructures affected by possible damages. Furthermore, she is interested on modelling the sources that cause these events to understand their triggering factors.

Michael Eineder
DLR (German Space Agency)

Michael Eineder is heading the SAR signal processing department at the Remote Sensing Technology Institute of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). He received the Diploma degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technische Universität München (TUM) in 1990 and the Dr. rer. nat. degree from the University of Innsbruck in 2004. He is a TUM honorary professor, IEEE Fellow and member of the board of directors of the Carl-Cranz-Gesellschaft e.V. His responsibilities encompass the development of SAR and InSAR processing algorithms and systems for current and future radar missions. Furthermore, he is a part-time lecturer for remote sensing at the Technische Universität München. He joined DLR in 1990 where he has worked on a variety of international missions including SIR-C/X-SAR, SRTM/X-SAR (with NASA), ERS-1, Sentinel-1 (with ESA), TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X (Germany). His current research interest is focused on future SAR missions, SAR interferometry and on Imaging Geodesy, an absolute positioning technique exploiting high resolution SAR.

Pierre Potin
European Space Agency (ESA)

Pierre Potin is Sentinel-1 Mission Manager at the European Space Agency. He holds a Master’s degree in Space Systems and Telecommunications from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, France.

Pierre Potin began working at ESA’s Centre for Earth Observation (ESRIN) in Italy more than 25 years ago, where he developed a strong base in satellite Earth Observation. He was heavily involved in the Envisat mission. Subsequently, he worked on GMES/Copernicus programmatic matters for three years in the ESA GMES Space Office, before taking the responsibility of Sentinel-1 Mission Manager in 2010. Prior to working for ESA, Pierre spent three years in industry on meteorological programmes for ESA, mainly Meteosat Second Generation.

As Sentinel-1 Mission Manager, he supervises the overall Sentinel-1 mission operations, is responsible for the mission observation scenario, and liaise with key users such as the Copernicus Services, with the objective to optimize the exploitation of the mission for the various applications.