We welcome Dr. Cathleen E. Jones for this week’s seminar. She will talk about the upcoming NISAR mission.

Dr. Cathleen E. Jones is the Applications Lead for the NISAR Science Team, a Senior Research Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and holds an adjunct professorship at UiT The Arctic University of Norway.


The NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission is scheduled to launch in early 2024 and will provide L-band dual polarimetric SAR data covering all land globally between latitudes 77.5N and 87.5S, plus ocean areas of interest for sea ice studies. In addition, S-band SAR data will be acquired for areas of interest to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), covering India’s land and coastal ocean, some neighboring countries, and parts of Antarctica and the Arctic Ocean. The radar instruments, mission observation plan, science and applications, and community engagement activities will be discussed in this presentation.

You can join the seminar in our office at Forskningsparken, UiT, Tromsø or online, on Thursday 25 May at 14:00.

Image credits: NISAR mission, JPL.