In both 2014 and 2015 held NISAR Applications Workshops. These workshops included the broad NISAR user community. The Application Workshop reports contain detailed information about the highest value applications for specific communities and the acquisition modes and processing latency required for NISAR data in that focus area. New reports will be posted as additional workshops are held.

Building on the findings of the omnibus workshops, the NISAR Science Team developed draft Application Traceability Matrices (ATM) working in coordination with relevant stakeholders within each of six application areas: Ecosystems, Hydrology and Subsurface Reservoirs, Maritime, Critical Infrastructure, Geologic Hazards, and Other. The Other category captures topics outside of the core science requirements such as the use of SAR data for atmospheric science or measuring soil moisture. The “living” ATMs consolidate information about the acquisition, processing, and latency parameters needed for each application and an assessment of the application readiness level or degree of maturity.

Starting in Fiscal Year 2017, the NISAR applications workshops were tailored to specific application communities and held directly with a set of representative end users. Each workshop focused on a specific application community. Specific objectives of these workshops are to:

  • Identify high impact applications for integrating NISAR into an applications community, where high impact is defined as a function of:

    • value to the community in terms of meeting critical needs

    • importance of remote sensing for providing information difficult or impossible to obtain by other means

    • feasibility to meet requirements given NISAR’s observation plan and latency

    • maturity of algorithms for operational deployment

  • Develop a roadmap to realizing integration of SAR into decision support for high-priority and high-feasibility applications

    • feasibility studies

    • address challenges (e.g., working groups needed, training, etc.)

    • information product development (derived or modeled)

  • Identify early engagers to help develop and distribute information products

Browse all upcoming and past workshops to view event details, reports and other documents.