SARwAIS Project

23 Jan 2024 8:13 AM

The Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Automatic Identification System (AIS) for Innovative Terrestrial Monitoring and Maritime Surveillance (SAR with AIS) Project that started in 2018 aims to improve terrestrial monitoring and maritime surveillance over high priority areas through simultaneous input of SAR imaging and AIS data. Aside from these, the data can also be used for various applications such as disaster management, environmental and agricultural monitoring, land cover classification, among others


About SARwAIS Project

The SARwAIS Project utilizes radar imagery and automatic identification system (AIS) data from the NovaSAR-1 satellite to strengthen the country’s response to disasters and monitor vital natural resources. The Project distributes Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and AIS data to concerned government agencies and academic institutions to augment their need for spaceborne data for various research and operational applications. These include terrestrial monitoring, disaster management, land cover classification and environmental and agricultural monitoring. 


SARwAIS Project



The DOST-ASTI and the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) further strengthened their collaboration efforts as the agencies embarked on an initiative to develop a web-based geospatial analysis platform. The platform will integrate the yield estimation workflow and operationalize an analytics system as a decision support tool for SRA and its stakeholders. b application prototyping to test the usability of the developed models in web-based settings. The models being developed are currently stored in a DOST-ASTI-hosted GitLab Community Edition (CE) client. 


Project Staff

Alvin E. Retamar - Chief Science Research Specialist

Harold Bryan S. Paler - Senior Science Research Specialist

Neyzielle Ronnicque Cadiz - Project Technical Specialist IV

Karl Louie S. Mariano - Project Technical Specialist IV

John Loverne Dumalag - Project Technical Specialist I

Jayson Cubero - Project Technical Specialist I

Katrina Mina - Project Administrative Assistant VI

Chelsea Rica Abellana - Project Administrative Assistant VI


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