On April 30, 2021 there will be a webinar dedicated to Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) capabilities that WGIC member e-GEOS can deploy using COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation and a combination of SAR data from both COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation and SAOCOM, the Argentinean SAR Constellation.
The COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation constellation, fully operational since last January, represents the new Polar Star of the radar satellites. The follow-up system of the original COSMO-SkyMed constellation, owned by the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the Italian Ministry of Defence, guarantees a significant improvement to the first generation in terms of performance, image quality, interoperability, efficiency of services.
The webinar is partly dedicated to the best combination of SAR data from two systems: COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation and SAOCOM, the Argentinean SAR Constellation. The Argentine Satellite SAOCOM was developed and built by CONAE, with the participation of VENG and INVAP companies and national organizations such as CNEA.
PROGRAM AGENDA Time Zone (Central European Time – CEST):
3:00 PM: Welcome – By Moderator: Sisters of SAR team – Dr. Gopika Suresh and Órla Sheridan
Sisters of SAR is a voluntary initiative mainly focused on promoting the research of Women in SAR remote sensing and SAR capacity building
3:05 PM: Greetings
Francesco Longo, Head of Earth Observation Unit @ ASI – Italian Space Agency
3:10 PM: Introduction
Richard Schgallis, Senior Principal Space Systems Engineer & Operations Advisor @ MITRE
3:20 PM: COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation System
Axel Oddone, Head of COSMO-SkyMed and Satellite Data @ e-GEOS
3:30 PM: The SAOCOM mission: an advanced L-Band SAR
Adrian Unger, Head of Satellite Information Based Solutions @ VENG
3:40 PM: SAR Applications from COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation and SAOCOM systems
Luca Pietranera, Head of Product Development and Innovative Services @ e-GEOS
Filippo Britti, Head of SAR Applications @ e-GEOS
Federica Pieralice, Radar Remote Sensing Expert @e-GEOS
3:50 PM: Commercial SAR Strategy–highlights for an integrated approach
Luciana Di Domenico, Head of USA & Far East Market COSMO-SkyMed Sales @ e-GEOS
3:55 PM: CLEOS Digital Platform, the gateway to COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation and SAOCOM data and services
Domenico Grandoni, Head of Big Data, Analytics & Artificial Intelligence Solutions @e-GEOS