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Sep. 14, 2017
[Update] ALOS-2/PALSAR-2 observation result of hazardous damages by Hurricane Irma
Sep. 13, 2017
[Update] ALOS-2/PALSAR-2 Observation results on detachment of a large iceberg from Larsen-C Ice Shelf in Antarctic Peninsula.
Sep. 12, 2017
ALOS-2/PALSAR-2 observation result of hazardous damages by Hurricane Irma
Sep. 1, 2017
“The Joint PI Workshop of Global Observation Mission FY2017 (The 3rd ALOS-2 PI Workshop)” announcement.
Aug. 28, 2017
ALOS-2 / "PALSAR-2 Basic Observation Scenario Map/User Guideline" was updated (CYCLE78~CYCLE79).
Aug. 9, 2017
[Update] ALOS-2/PALSAR-2 Observation results on detachment of a large iceberg from Larsen-C Ice Shelf in Antarctic Peninsula.
Jul. 26, 2017
ALOS-2 / "PALSAR-2 Basic Observation Scenario Map/User Guideline" was updated (CYCLE76~CYCLE77).
Jul. 25, 2017
ALOS-2/PALSAR-2 Observation results on detachment of a large iceberg from Larsen-C Ice Shelf in Antarctic Peninsula.
Jul. 13, 2017
Jul. 7, 2017
ALOS-2 / "PALSAR-2 Basic Observation Scenario Map/User Guideline" was updated (CYCLE74~CYCLE75).
Jul. 4, 2017
ALOS GeoTIFF Products Format Description was uploaded.
Jun. 30, 2017
ALOS-2/PALSAR-2 Sample products were updated.
May 30, 2017
ALOS Principal Investigators List (4th RA) was renewed.
May 29, 2017
ALOS-2 / "PALSAR-2 Basic Observation Scenario Map/User Guideline" was updated (CYCLE55,64,65,72,73).
May 17, 2017
ALOS-2/PALSAR-2 Observation Result on a flood in Nepal.
May 11, 2017
ALOS-2 / "PALSAR-2 Basic Observation Scenario Map/User Guideline" was updated (CYCLE69~CYCLE71).
Apr. 27, 2017
  • Global PALSAR-2 mosaic and forest/non-forest map in 2016 has been released.
  • Reprocessed global PALSAR-2 mosaic and forest/non-forest map in 2015 has been released.
Apr. 20, 2017
"Glacier and Glacial Lake Inventory" was updated (Ver. 17.04).
Apr. 19, 2017
ALOS Principal Investigators List (6th RA) was uploaded.
Mar. 24, 2017
Update of the radiometric and polarimetric calibration factors for the PALSAR-2 standard product.
Mar. 15, 2017
ALOS-2 / "PALSAR-2 Basic Observation Scenario Map/User Guideline" was updated (CYCLE67~CYCLE68).
Mar. 6, 2017
Global Digital Surface Model "ALOS World 3D - 30m" (AW3D30) has been updated with void-filled DSM within 60 deg. of N/S latitudes as Version 1.1.
Feb. 20, 2017
Feb. 1, 2017
Presentation materials of the 23th Science Team Meeting for "ALOS Kyoto & Carbon Initiative" was uploaded.
Jan. 25, 2017
ALOS-2 / "PALSAR-2 Basic Observation Scenario Map/User Guideline" was updated (CYCLE62~CYCLE64).
Jan. 11, 2017
JERS-1 SAR yearly mosaic for tropical regions from 1993 to 1998 are released.
Dec. 16, 2016
ALOS-2 / "PALSAR-2 Basic Observation Scenario Map/User Guideline" was updated (CYCLE60~CYCLE61).
Dec. 2, 2016
Nov. 22, 2016
"Glacier and Glacial Lake Inventory" was updated (Ver. 16.11).
Nov. 17, 2016
ALOS-2/PALSAR-2 Observation Results on New Zealand.
Nov. 14, 2016
Release of JICA-JAXA Forest Early Warning System in the Tropics (JJ-FAST).
Nov. 11, 2016
[Update] ALOS-2/PALSAR-2 Observation Results on M 6.2 earthquake in central Italy.
Nov. 8, 2016
ALOS-2 / "PALSAR-2 Basic Observation Scenario Map/User Guideline" was updated (CYCLE58~CYCLE59).
Nov. 4, 2016
[Update] ALOS-2/PALSAR-2 Observation Results on M 6.2 earthquake in central Italy.
Oct. 31, 2016
JERS-1 SAR global mosaic in 1996 are released.
Oct. 19, 2016
Calibration results of ALOS-2/PALSAR-2 standard products were updated.
Oct. 5, 2016
ALOS-2 / "PALSAR-2 Basic Observation Scenario Map/User Guideline" was updated (CYCLE54~CYCLE57).
Sep. 26, 2016
PALSAR-2 Level 1 CEOS SAR Product Format Level 1.1/1.5/2.1/3.1 (Revision F) was updated.
Sep. 7, 2016
The 1st Research Announcement on Earth Observation

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is announcing the first research announcement (RA) for each earth observation satellite project.
The deadline for submitting proposals is November 15, 2016.

-> How to apply

Sep. 1, 2016
[Update] ALOS-2/PALSAR-2 Observation Results on M 6.2 earthquake in central Italy.
Aug. 31, 2016
ALOS-2 / "PALSAR-2 Basic Observation Scenario Map/User Guideline" was updated (CYCLE52~CYCLE53).
Aug. 25, 2016
ALOS-2/PALSAR-2 Observation Results on M 6.2 earthquake in central Italy.
Aug. 15, 2016
"CEOS SAR CALVAL Workshop 2016" (Sep. 7-9, 2016,Tokyo, Japan) announcement was updated (registration deadline : August 21).
Jul. 25, 2016
ALOS-2 / "PALSAR-2 Basic Observation Scenario Map/User Guideline" was updated (CYCLE48~CYCLE51).
Jun. 15, 2016
ALOS-2 / "PALSAR-2 Basic Observation Scenario Map/User Guideline" was updated.
May 31, 2016
Global Digital Surface Model "ALOS World 3D - 30m" (AW3D30) Ver.1 has been released covering global terrestrial region within approx. 82 deg. of N/S latitudes. We have been switched to the latest version of the AW3D30 dataset at 16:30 JST (7:30 UT). If you are downloading the file at that time, it may be unsuccessful, and please try again.
May 16, 2016
ALOS-2/PALSAR-2 Observation Results on Wildfire in Canada.
May 10, 2016
Dataset description document for Global 25m Resolution PALSAR-2/PALSAR Mosaic and Forest/Non-Forest Map (FNF) has been updated.
Apr. 22, 2016
PALSAR-2 Level 1 CEOS SAR Product Format Level 1.1/1.5/2.1/3.1 (Final Edition) was updated.
Apr. 15, 2016
ALOS-2 / "PALSAR-2 Basic Observation Scenario Map/User Guideline" was updated.
Apr. 6, 2016
(Correction) of a figure 1 used in [Global 25m Resolution PALSAR-2/PALSAR Mosaic and Forest/Non-Forest Map].
Apr. 6, 2016
Global Digital Surface Model "ALOS World 3D - 30m" (AW3D30) has been updated as Version 1.
Mar. 31, 2016
JAXA Earth Observation Research Center (EORC) developed Video tutorial "Let's SAR Land use and land cover classification".
Mar. 30, 2016
"CEOS SAR CALVAL Workshop 2016" (Sep. 7-9, 2016, Tokyo, Japan) announcement was uploaded.
Mar. 28, 2016
Mar. 7, 2016
Presentation materials of the 22th Science Team Meeting for "ALOS Kyoto & Carbon Initiative" was uploaded.
Feb. 3, 2016
Agenda of "Training Course for PALSAR-2/PALSAR Data Analysis (February, 2016)" was uploaded.

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ALOS-2 Project

Overview and Objectives about ALOS

Calibration & Validation

Accuracy evaluations and assessments of ALOS products.

ALOS Observation Strategy

To obtain the image with spatial and temporal consistencies over sub-continental scale.

Use DATA

Technical information and document to use ALOS products.

Conference & Workshop

Information of ALOS related meeting.

Kyoto & Carbon Initiative

An international project led by JAXA EORC.

Research Announcement

Call for research proposal using ALOS products.

Pi-SAR-L2

Polarimetric and Interferometric Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar L2 (in Japanese)

Image Gallery

Observed images, research and application examples by ALOS

Dataset

The research products processed in EORC, JAXA

K&C Mosaic Homepage

PALSAR 50m Orthorectified Mosaic Product (FBD mode) Observation period : Jun. 12, 2009~Sep. 26, 2009 The reference dataset for the "ALOS Kyoto and Carbon Initiative Project"

Global PALSAR-2/PALSAR/JERS-1
Mosaic and Forest/Non-Forest map

New global 25m-resolution PALSAR mosaic and Forest / Non-forest map Global 25m-resolution mosaic using ALOS-2 PALSAR-2, ALOS PALSAR, and JERS-1 SAR images and global forest/non-forest map

IPY Dataset Homepage

PALSAR 500m Browse Mosaic Product - Antarctica (WB1 mode) , Observation period : Jul. 31, 2010~Sep. 14, 2010 Monitoring the north and south polar regions using PALSAR for contributing "International Polar Year"

Glacial Lake Inventory of Bhutan

Glacial Lake Inventory of Bhutan Data Release Glacial Lake Inventory of Bhutan using AVNIR-2 and PRISM

Precise Global Digital 3D Map
"ALOS World 3D" Homepage

Precise Global Digital 3D Map "ALOS World 3D" Homepage The precise global digital 3D map using some 3 million data images acquired by the ALOS