Past Workshops

SOMaR-4: Fourth Workshop on Sensing the Ocean with Marine Radars

9.-11. Mai 2017 in Lüneburg, Germany

As with former workshops also SOMaR-4 will focus on the scientific aspects of marine radar ocean applications and provide a forum for researchers to discuss their results.

Program and Talks for Download

09:00 - 09:15Welcome and Workshop Overview

Purpose of SOMaR-4 and How To Impact Future Work on Oceanic Marine Radar
Jochen Horstmann
09:15 - 10:30Session on Winds

A Spectra-Analysis-Based Method for Wind Measurements Using X-Band Marine Radar

Session on Bathymetry

Yet another pixel-by-pixel Depth Inversion Algorithm
Weimin Huang et al.

Ron Abileah, jOmegaK, US
10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break 
11:00 - 12:30Session on Bathymetry (continued)

Comparing HH and VV Antennas for Bathymetric Wave Inversion Validation

Bathymetry Retrieval from Wave Inversion and Waterline Extraction

High Resolution Surveying an Long-term Monitoring of Intertidal Areas using Marine Radar
David L. McCann

Paul Bell

Cai Bird
12:30 - 14:00Lunch 
14:00 - 15:30Session on Currents

On Marine Radar Near-Surface Current Mapping
Exact Inversion of Vertical Current Shear from X-BVand Derived Wavefield Measurements in Shallow and Deep Water Enviroments
Possibilities of Shearing Current Profile Reconstruction from X-Band Radar Images
On the accuracy of operational real time marine radar current observation onboard moving ships
Björn Lund et al.

Tony de Paolo

Pavel Chernyshov, Lev Shemer, Yaron Toledo

Katrin Hessner
15:30 - 16:00Coffee Break 
16:00 - 17:30Session on Currents (continued)

Modeling of marine radar signatures of rip currents
Using Coherent Marine Radar to Detect Surface Currents
Doppler Dependencies observed at X-Band
Merrick Haller

Lisa Nyman

Michael Stresser
09:00 - 10:30Session on Waves

Development within Radac of FMCW radar products to measure waves and currents
Significant Wave Height Estimation from Shadowing Modulation
Analysis of Radar Data Collected During 2013 R/V Melville Cruise
Tom van der Vlugt

Jose Nieto Borge

David Lyzenga
10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break 
11:00 - 12:30Session on Waves (continued)

Analysis of High Resolution Coherent Radar Data: Preliminary Results
Initial Results using the Kelvin Hughes SharpEye Coherent X-Band Radar

X-Band Radar Wave Measurements in Lindesnes
Francesco Serafino

Tony de Paolo

Sicco Kamminga
12:30 - 14:00Lunch 
14:00 - 15:30Session on Waves (continued)

Surface Wave Measurements in Space and Time using Coherent Marine Radars+ Sea State Retrieval using a X-Band Coherent Marine Radar

Surface Wave Analysis Based on Coherent and Incoherent Radar Measurements
Ruben Carrasco

Joerg Seemann

Jose Nieto Borge
15:30 - 16:00Coffee Break 
16:00 - 17:30Session on Slicks and Ice

Marine Radar Observation during an Oil Spill Event
A new marine radar sea ice drift mapping technique
A Couple of Slides on Ice Observations with a Coherent Radar
Li-Chung Wu

Björn Lund et al.

Jochen Horstmann
09:00 - 10:30Session on Sharing Data and Future Experiments

A X-band VV-polarized marine Radar Data Set
The Langmuir Cell Dri dataset taken in March/April 2017
Some upcoming marina radar field experiments

Coastal observations with marine Radar around Norderney
Jochen Horstmann
Tony de Paolo

Merrick Haller

Gian Christian Bremm
10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break 
11:00 - 12:30General Discussion

Is it useful to summarize the state-of-the-art in oceanic marine radar algorithms? What is known, what research is still required. How would we do this?
12:30 - 14:00Lunch