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RSS support to the SAR Community

In the past months RSS dedicated significant effort to enhance the support to the SAR community. On the algorithm development side, we have supported CNR-IREA to further develop and fine-tune the G-POD InSAR SBAS service based on the full chain of their P-SBAS DInSAR algorithm. 

Indeed, from November 10th, 2014, the InSAR SBAS service has been made available on G-POD to interested RSS users for processing SAR data from the ESA archives. The service requires dataset selection over a specific AOI together with parameters/thresholds setting, and allows unsupervised processing providing in output geocoded interferograms, mean deformation velocity maps and deformation time series. 

About 30 Computing Nodes are made available to support the SBAS processing, equally shared between ESA and CNR-IREA. In fact, a federated G-POD cluster of 15 Computing nodes has been set-up at CNR-IREA, and other 15 Computing nodes physically at ESRIN are dedicated to G-POD SBAS processing. 

Results of this activity have been presented at the “Big Data from Space” conference (BiDS) held in ESRIN from November 12th to 14th.

In November, the new Sentinel-1 toolbox has been integrated into G-POD. Furthermore, Near Real Time ingestion of Sentinel-1 data from the Scientific Data Hub (scihub.esa.int) into the G-POD catalogue has been also activated. Data made available via SciHub are therefore available to RSS users for G-POD processing as well. 

Interested users are invited to contact eo-gpod@esa.int

For more information 

RSS Portal: rssportal.esa.int

Author's email: giancarlo.rivolta@esa.int