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Microwaves and Remote Sensing

The division for Microwaves and Remote Sensing's main research areas are: Microwave sensors, i.e. both passive (microwave radiometers) and active (radars) sensors.

The work is focused on the development of advanced methods and new techniques for processing of data from airborne and satellite sensors. In this case, it is often a prerequisite to have a detailed knowledge of the function of and the principles behind the sensors.

The activities within Earth observation are in some cases directed towards specific satellite missions, whereas in other cases the methods developed can be used for different missions.

The developments are often done in collaboration with national and international partners.

The primary research areas within remote sensing are:  

Application areas
  • Land ice and glaciers
  • Sea ice
  • Atmosphere
  • Oceans
  • Vegetation and mapping
  • Geology


  • Interferometry
  • Polarimetry
  • Polarimetric SAR interferometry
  • Radiometry
  • Interferometric radiometry
  • Ice sounder



Henning Skriver
Deputy Head of Department, Executive Board – Education and Economy
DTU Space
+45 45 25 37 92