RUS-Copernicus is organising a half-day hands-on training session about the processing of Sentinel-1 products with the SNAP machine learning capabilities detection to detect and map ice leads as well as different classes of sea ice.

With their night and day all weather imaging capabilities, SAR imagers onboard the Sentinel-1 missions (A and B) offer the input material to produce high resolution sea ice charts. In this training session, we will first recap the main C-band SAR image properties. We will then show how the Sentinel-1 GRD products can be exploited with the SNAP toolbox to obtain a high resolution sea ice chart in raster (DIM format) and then vector format (ESRI-Shapefile). The consolidation of the vector classes (merging polygons and clean-up) will be done thanks to QGIS.

Participants will learn how to access the Sentinel-1 data, be familiar with the RUS working environment and discover very interesting functionalities of the tools freely accessible within this environment.

This training session is designed for a beginner to advanced audience, wishing to discover Sentinel-1 data download and processing. Attendance is free but limited to 25 participants on a first-come first-served basis

For more information and registration, visit our training website.

RUS Training Session – Classification of sea ice in Sentinel-1 images – 26 Nov. 2021