IGARSS 2012 Blog
 
 

… And that's a wrap!

01. August 2012, 15.40
Last week was amazing – the largest ever International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) was held in Munich. With over 2700 participants from 68 countries, and over 2500 scientific presentations, it was an excellent platform for knowledge exchange and the exploration and discussion of topics related to 'Remote Sensing for a Dynamic Earth'. Some of the highlights of the symposium included ESA's Envisat and upcoming Sentinel missions, the future of Earth observation, and last but not least, DLR's TanDEM-X and TerraSAR-X satellites.
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DLR Webcast: Interview with Stefan Dech at IGARSS 2012

27. July 2012, 14.29
The International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) is a place for those working in these fields to gather and discuss the current developments and future in a wide variety of perspectives. Why are digital elevation models so important? And why have radar satellites become of great importance to us? Stefan Dech, Director of DLR’s Earth Observation Centre, gives us his views at IGARSS 2012.
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DLR Webcast: Interview with Manfred Zink at IGARSS 2012

26. July 2012, 13.47
TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X are exceeding the expectations of the scientific community. Why exactly? And what comes next? During the IGARSS 2012 symposium in Munich, we were able to speak to Manfred Zink, Project Manager of the Ground Segment of the mission. He is responsible for directing the entire mission, from the close flight formation of the TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X satellites to the creation of the digital elevation model.
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DLR-Webcast: Interview with Alberto Moreira and Yves-Louis Desnos

26. July 2012, 10.50
As we reach the equator of IGARSS 2012, we have the pleasure of speaking with the IGARSS General Co-Chairs: Alberto Moreira, Director of DLR’s Microwaves and Radar Institute, and Yves-Louis Desnos, Head of Research & Development section & Senior Advisor of EO Science and Applications Department at ESA-ESRIN.
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DLR Webcast: Interview with Marwan Younis at IGARSS 2012

25. July 2012, 16.57
We are still here at IGARSS, giving you more information about 'Remote Sensing for a Dynamic Earth'. We spoke with Marwan Younis, who took some time from an incredibly tight schedule to answer some questions regarding TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X, as well as Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technologies.
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DLR Webcast: Interview with Richard Bamler at IGARSS 2012

25. July 2012, 11.00
As the Ice Breaker at IGARSS 2012 was starting, we were able to speak with Richard Bamler, Director of DLR’s Remote Sensing Technology Institute. In this webcast, he tells us his views on the importance of remote sensing and its applications.
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A glimpse of IGARSS 2012 through Flickr

24. July 2012, 13.43
Some days ago, before the start of IGARSS 2012, we mentioned that we would try to give you a feel for the symposium. In the past few days, we have been talking to people, visiting stands and capturing some of the essence of this 32nd IGARSS symposium, the second one held in Munich.
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DLR Webcast: Interview with Johann-Dietrich Wörner

24. July 2012, 12.30
These days, the International Conference Center in Munich is filled with people from all over the world; some of the faces are new, but many are familiar as well. A great number of experts in Earth observation and remote sensing walk through the exhibition hall and fill the conference rooms. It is great to see so many people prominent in this field, and even more so, to have the chance to speak with them in person. Yesterday, in between the Plenary Session, press conferences and various meetings, we had the honour of interviewing Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Chairman of the DLR Executive Board, who gave us his own perspective on the research areas covered at the IGARSS 2012 symposium and Germany’s contributions. Thank you so much!
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Congratulations! DLR experts receive IEEE award

23. July 2012, 12.30
DLR scientists had reason to celebrate one month ago – the successful TerraSAR-X mission celebrated its fifth anniversary in space. Today, on 23 July, during the Plenary Session at the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2012) in Munich, the hard work of DLR experts involved in the radar satellite TanDEM-X mission has been recognised. Our DLR colleagues were awarded with the ‘IEEE WRG Baker Paper Award’. This award is given annually to scientists who accomplish extraordinary achievements in the field of electrical engineering and computer science.
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Live stream of the IGARSS 2012 opening in Munich

22. July 2012, 17.00
Welcome to Munich! The International Congress Center in Munich was buzzing today, and we expect even more activity in the coming days. You can find out about the events taking place via this blog and our various social media channels. The opening of the Symposium will be broadcast live by DLR and ESA; it will be streamed live from here tomorrow, Monday 23 July, between 09:00 and 12:30. This year’s theme is ‘Remote Sensing for a Dynamic Earth’.
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Off to Munich for IGARSS

21. July 2012, 09.10
Munich is a beautiful city, attracting about 70 million people from around the world every year. Starting tomorrow, the International Congress Centre will be home to scientists from around the globe contributing roughly 2000 papers on the topic ‘Remote Sensing for a Dynamic Earth’. The schedule is filled with exciting presentations, tutorials and poster sessions unveiling the latest achievements in this exciting field. And just as all the attendees will soon be doing, we have packed our bags and are getting ready for this magnificent event.
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Observing Earth from space - IGARSS 2012

12. July 2012, 13.57
The countdown to the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2012, has begun - only 6 days remain. This year, IGARSS will be held at the International Congress Centre in Munich from 22-27 July, and with this blog, we will be reporting on all the breaking announcements and important events. We will do this with written entries, images and webcasts - in which specialists in Earth observation and remote sensing will join us.
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