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The development of satellite radar interferometry for geohazard application

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

  • Renalt Edward Capes
This thesis for a PhD by Publication attempts to demonstrate the author’s contribution towards the development of terrestrial satellite radar interferometry (InSAR) for geohazard applications between 1995 and 2016. The author’s role is shown by reference to six peer-reviewed articles, and five ‘documents of influence’ that demonstrate key pieces of work that helped progress the application of InSAR technology. The work included ranged from the first InSAR-related contract to be funded by ESA, through the introduction of InSAR into the CEO’s Disaster Management Support project that influenced both the Space Charter for Major Disasters and the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security programme, to the widespread exploitation and standardisation of InSAR seen in the Terrafirma and FP7 PanGeo projects. The author’s contributions have resulted in a wider-spread InSAR awareness and expertise, direct support to the European Space Agency’s flagship application of the time, the inclusion of InSAR within Copernicus services, and support to the mission-design of Sentinel-1a/b.
Original languageEnglish
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Award dateJan 2017


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