10th ASAR Workshop

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Date What Where Road map
October 20 to 22, 2015 10th ASAR Workshop John H. Chapman Space Centre
6767 route de l'Aéroport
Saint-Hubert, Quebec J3Y 8Y9
Telephone: 450-926-4800
To get to the John H. Chapman Space Centre

General Information

The Advanced SAR Workshop is organized biannually by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to review progress on synthetic aperture radar (SAR) technology. Canada is very active in the field of SAR through its RADARSAT program and its participation in the European Space Agency (ESA) Earth Observation program.

Initiated in 1997, the Advanced SAR Workshop's success prompted the CSA to open the event to international participation in 1999 in order to create collaboration opportunities with its foreign partners. There are usually 150 participants at the workshop with close to 100 speakers. Participants include community leaders, developers, and end-users from both the private and public sectors.

This year, presentations during the plenary session will be given by the following keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Jakob van Zyl
    Associate Director Project Formulation & Strategy
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Simon Jutz
    Head, Copernicus Space Office
    ESA – Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes
  • Dr. Vern Singhroy
    Senior Research Scientist
    Canada Centre for Remote Sensing
  • Peter Allan
    Staff Scientist

If you would like to be included in the Advanced SAR Workshop mailing list, please send an email to the following address: asc.asar2015.csa@canada.ca

Calendar of Events

First Call for Abstracts

Second Call for Abstracts

Deadline for Abstract Submission


Notification of Acceptance


October 20 to 22, 2015

Objectives of the Workshop

The Workshop will review the advancement in the field of SAR technology. The topics presented at the workshop include:

  • SAR Missions
  • Calibration/Validation
  • Maritime Applications
  • Disaster Management
  • Ecosystem Monitoring
  • System Technologies (Antennas, Transmit/Receiver modules, etc.)
  • Polarimetry
  • Compact Polarimetry
  • SAR techniques: Interferometry  / Coherent Change Detection / Ground Moving Target Indicator
  • Emerging Applications
  • Any others SAR-related topics

Time and Location

Date Where Road map
October 20 to 22, 2015 John H. Chapman Space Centre
6767 route de l'Aéroport
Saint-Hubert, Quebec J3Y 8Y9
Telephone: 450-926-4800
To get to the John H. Chapman Space Centre

Registration Fee

There are no registration fees.

Registration Form

Those wishing to register must send an email to the workshop secretary (asc.asar2015.csa@canada.ca) indicating their intention to participate before registration closes on October 1, 2015.

However, since there is limited seating capacity in the conference centre, interested participants should register as soon as possible.

When registering, please provide the following information: name, address, organization; and indicate whether you would like to give a presentation. Please notify us if you need to cancel your participation after your registration.

Foreign participants must also provide their full name, country of origin and passport number at the time of their registration.

Special Sessions

The organizing committee will host special sessions to address specific issues. This year the following special sessions will be held:

  • Mission
  • RCM
  • Polarimetry
  • Interferometry
  • Calibration/Validation
  • Disater Management/Geo-Hazard
  • Wetland
  • Multi-Channel SAR
  • Technologies
  • Maritime Applications

If you would like to organize a special session on a topic that interests you, please contact Patrick Plourde at the address mentioned below.

Presentation and Abstract Submission

If you wish to give a presentation, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Submit an abstract according to the Abstract Submission Guidelines
  2. Abstract will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. A notification of acceptance will be sent to you before August 15, 2015.
  3. If your abstract is accepted, the next steps are:
    1. Send an electronic copy of your presentation before October 1, 2015, to the Workshop Secretary. The ideal format is PDF.
    2. Send the Permission to use Copyrighted Material Form before October 1, 2015, to the Workshop Secretary. If the form is not completed, your presentation will not be distributed to the other participants.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Workshop participants who wish to give a presentation must submit an abstract. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and used to prepare the Workshop Program.

The abstract should:

  • Be written in English or French
  • Not exceed one 8.5 x 11 inches or A4 page
  • Include a header with the following data:
    • Title
    • Name(s) of author(s) [please indicate surname in capital letters]
    • Institutional affiliation
    • Complete mailing address
    • International telephone number
    • Email address
    • Clearly indicate the corresponding author

Abstracts must be submitted to the Workshop Secretary by June 1, 2015 Nouveau .

Abstracts should be sent by email to asc.asar2015.csa@canada.ca and be included as an attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Hotels and Accommodations

Participants should make their own hotel arrangements. Visa may be required for some participants. More information can be found at: www.cic.gc.ca. Processing time for visa applications vary depending on the office and the time of the year. Participants should apply early for their visas, and to submit complete applications including all supporting documents.

The following hotels are located near the CSA Headquarters:

Alt Hotel
6500 boulevard de Rome
Brossard, Quebec J4Y 0B6

Hotel Mortagne
1228 Nobel Street
Boucherville, Quebec J4B 5H1

Sandman Hotel
999 de Serigny Street
Longueuil, Quebec J4K 2T1

Social Event

Information will be updated later.

Organizing Committee

  • Guy Séguin, Chairman
  • Patrick Plourde (CSA), Co-Chairman
  • Ridha Touzi (NRCan-CCMEO)
  • François Charbonneau (NRCan-CCMEO)
  • Roger De Abreu (NRCan-CCMEO)
  • Satish Srivastava (CSA)
  • Josée Gagnon (CSA)
  • Daniel De Lisle (CSA)
  • Ishuwa Sikaneta (DRDC)

Scientific Committee

  • André Beaudoin
  • Alan Thompson
  • Alberto Moreira
  • Birgit Schaettler
  • Christoph Gierull
  • Chuck Livingstone
  • David Small
  • Dirk Geudtner
  • Joe Buckley
  • Keith Raney
  • Kenny James
  • Manfred Zink
  • Monique Bernier
  • Ralph Girard
  • Scott Hensley
  • Shane Cloude
  • Masanobu Shimada
  • Tom Lukowski
  • Wolfgang-Martin Boerner

Contact Us

To organize a special session during this workshop:

Patrick Plourde
John H. Chapman Space Centre
6767 Route de l'Aéroport
Saint-Hubert, Quebec
J3Y 8Y9
Telephone: 450-926-4934
Fax: 450-926-4613
Email: asc.asar2015.csa@canada.ca

All other inquiries:

Josée Gagnon
John H. Chapman Space Centre
6767 Route de l'Aéroport
Saint-Hubert, Quebec
J3Y 8Y9
Telephone: 450-926-4605
Fax: 450-926-4575
Email: asc.asar2015.csa@canada.ca