GEOINT Symposium: Preparations stop natural disasters from being disasters

The GEOINT Symposium at Orlando, FL will feature unclassified Commercial SAR and EO Training Workshops held by the NGA S5 and the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF.) Each of the Commercial SAR and EO Training workshops will last for one hour and cover numerous topics.

The symposium and workshops will take place at the Gaylord Palms Resort from October 8-11. Interested parties can register by sending their name, email, and requested session code (see the picture) to

Natural disasters are a worldwide and increasingly common phenomenon. Monitoring them and mitigating the damage they inflict is a significant challenge.

Space and Earth observing technologies play an important role in disaster response and recovery operations. One particularly important technology is Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR.) An active microwave remote sensing technique, it is capable of all-time and all-weather imaging and is able to scan through obstructive cloud and haze. It is also capable of imaging with rapid developed interferometry.

However, advanced technologies like SAR churn out a lot of complex information on a daily basis. All that information needs to be transformed for easy use by the Analyst as well as on-demand access online. This means managing the data in order to determine their relevance to the situation.

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