Research Announcement

ALOS Principal Investigators List (2nd RA)

SAR Calibration & Validation

As of Dec. 18, 2007

No. Name Organization Reseach Title Country
317 Jong-Sen Lee National Central University Ionospheric Structure Imaging with ALOS PALSAR Taiwan, R.O.C.
318 Toshifumi MORIYAMA Nagasaki University Polarimetric calibration and validation for ALOS/PALSAR Japan
330 Zhen LI Chinese Academy of Sciences Land Surface Parameters Inversion Method Study Using ALOS/PALSAR Data China
345 Motoyuki SATO Tohoku University Quantitative Estimation of Physical Properties by Radar Polarimetry Japan
381 Y.S. Rao Indian Institute of Technology Soil Moisture Mapping using  ALOS PALSAR PolarimetricData India
393 Yisok Oh Hongik University Soil moisture retrieval over farming fields using the ALOS PALSAR observations Korea
395 Jicang Wu Tongji University Monitoring ground subsidence in Yangtz River Delta using InSar, GPS, and precise leveling China
402 Mahmud Arifin Raimadoya Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) ALOS-Indonesia POLinSAR Experiment (AIPEX) Indonesia

Optical Image & Processing

As of Jul. 1, 2008

No. Name Organization Reseach Title Country
320 Naoshi KONDO Kyoto University Pointing Error Evaluation and Compensation of High-resolution Optical Sensor Japan
328 Ryosuke SHIBASAKI University of Tokyo The method to determine high accurate position and attitude of ALOS with multi-path PRISM image data and few GCP Japan
400 Tomohito ASAKA Nihon University Experimental Study on Evaluation of Digital Terrain Models using ALOS/PRISM Data Japan

Land Use & Land Cover

As of July 1, 2009

No. Name Organization Reseach Title Country
309 May Celine T.M. Vicente Manila Observatory Monitoring Climate Change Impacts on Land Use and Cover towards Risk-Sensitive Development: Albay Province, Philippines Philippines
321 Atsuko NONOMURA Kagawa University Development of urban forest monitoring method and land cover monitoring in Takamatsu Japan
347 Qinmin Wang Fuzhou University Land use/ land cover change monitoring using ALOS PALSAR data in Fuzhou, China China
355 Ke-Sheng CHENG National Taiwan University Identifying prevalent landcover conversion patterns in regions of different major developments Taiwan, R.O.C.
359 Tat Soon YEO National University of Singapore Assessment and Synergistic Use of ALOS Data for Land Use Investigation and Monitoring Singapore
389 Fahmi Amhar National Coordinating Agency for Surveys and Mapping of Indonesia (Bakosurtanal) Extracting Key for Landcover Change using Multitemporal PALSAR Images and its Calibration to relevant Optical Images (AVNIR-2 and/or LANDSAT) Indonesia
404 Lim Hwee San Universiti Sains Malaysia The use of ALOS data in studying environmental changes in Malaysia. Malaysia
406 ZHANG Hong China Remote Sensing Satellite Ground Station (RSGS), CAS Monitoring China Regional Land Surface processing by ALOS PALSAR data China
415 Kiyoyuki YAOTA Ritsumeikan University The application for factor analysis of wild beasts harms of land cover and small elevation information created by ALOS images. Japan


As of Dec. 18, 2007

No. Name Organization Reseach Title Country
398 Yue Huanyin Chinese Academy of Sciences Coal mining induced land subsidence monitoring in China by using time series multi-frequency spaceborne interferometric SAR data China
405 Anton V. Filatov Ugra Research Institute of Information Technologies Detection of earth surface displacements in area of intensive oil production by radar interferometry Russia


As of Jun. 1, 2010

No. Name Organization Reseach Title Country
308 Masahiro ETAYA Tokai University A study for archaeological exploration using space-borne SAR Japan
310 Ya-Qiu Jin Fudan University Change Information and Reconstruction in Asia Urban Areas Using Polarimetric SAR Observations China
323 Yosuke ITO Naruto University of Education Development of Technology Education for Secondary School with Earth Observation Technique Japan
324 Yuji SAKUNO Hiroshima University Monitoring of water pollution and aquatic plants in the coastal lagoon environments using ALOS data Japan
416 Toshiro SUGIMURA Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC) Subject development for the Remote Sensing education by ALOS data Japan
418 Ken MATSUMOTO Kokushikan University Utilization of the database for ruins map of Mesopotamia Japan
425 Yoshiyuki YAMAMOTO Aichi Institute of Technology Analysis of Spectral Reflectance Characteristics of Low and High Buildings Japan

Disaster Management

As of Aug. 1, 2008

No. Name Organization Reseach Title Country
340 K.M. Sreejith Indian Space Research Organisation Earthquake deformation studies using L-band Differential SAR Interferometry India
357 Taku OZAWA National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention Research on crustal deformation monitoring in active volcanoes by SAR interferometry Japan
379 Ita Carolita LAPAN (Indonesia National Aeronautics and Space Institute) Remote Sensing and GIS for supporting Vulnerability and risk assessment to Tsunami Indonesia
390 Xiaoli Ding The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Applying PALSAR Data to Geo-Hazards Monitoring in Southern China China
407 Yasuhiro SUZUKI Nagoya University Active fault mapping and photogrammetrical analyses of faulting activities in Mongolia Japan
408 Ryoichi FURUTA Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC) Establishment of monitoring and hazard level assessment system for landslide disasters by ALOS, and its application Japan
420 Yo FUKUSHIMA Kyoto University Crustal deformation studies in Southwest Japan using SAR interferometry Japan
421 Nobuhiro TOMIYAMA Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC) Detection of the wide-area crustal movement in Kyushu using ALOS/PALSAR data Japan
422 Hideki YAMAMOTO Okayama University The Research of Satellite imagery for international relief and humanitarian activities Japan
430 Zhiwei Li Central South University Ground Fissure Monitoring in China Based on PALSAR Data China


As of Sep. 1, 2009

No. Name Organization Reseach Title Country
337 Wataru TAKEUCHI University of Tokyo An integrated approach on rice paddy monitoring over Asia with satellite remote sensing Japan
341 Kazuo OKI University of Tokyo Integration Method for Field Server System, Remote Sensing Data, Soil-Vegetation Model in Agricultural Land Japan
349 Yasuharu YAMADA National Agriculture and Food Research Organization Application to the disaster reduction in agricultural fields using ALOS data, such as flood extent detection Japan
363 Nadiya MURATOVA National centre of space researches and technologies Combining Microwave and Optical Data for Crop Management in Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
365 Naoki ISHITSUKA National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences Analysis of rice paddy fields using L-band polarimetric satellite SAR Japan

Snow & Ice

As of Dec. 18, 2007

No. Name Organization Reseach Title Country
342 G.Venkataraman Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Snow parameters Estimation and Monitoring of movement of the Gangotri Glacier in the Indian Himalayan region India
351 Rahmatullah Jilani Space & Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) Study of Glaciers & Detection of Glacier Surface in Northern Pakistan Pakistan
372 Jinro UKITA Niigata University Next generation glacier inventory over Eurasia Japan
378 Rishi Ram Sharma Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology Snow and Ice cover mapping and change analysis in Nepal Himalaya Nepal
411 Qinghua Ye Chinese Academy of Sciences Application of ALOS Data to study alpine glaciers/ices on Tibetan Plateau China

Vegetation Mapping, Forest & Wetlands

As of Nov. 2, 2009

No. Name Organization Reseach Title Country
307 Masayuki TAMURA Kyoto University Extraction of mangrove forests using remotely sensed imagery Japan
311 Toshihisa HONMA Hokkaido University Verification of the wild fire expansion simulation with present vegetation Japan
314 Masato KATOH Shinshu University Application for forest resource management using ALOS data Japan
315 Erxue Chen Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF) Forest structure information extraction from polarimetric ALOS PALSAR data China
316 Rikie SUZUKI Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology Biomass mapping by ALOS/PALSAR over boreal forest in Alaska accompanied with ground-based forest survey Japan
327 Shiv Mohan Space Applications Center (ISRO) Evaluation of Palarimetric, Ienterferometric and Differential Interferometric Techniques for the Vegetation and Land Subsidence Study India
331 Xiufeng Wang Hokkaido University Analyses on the status of vegetation environmental change in the Asia subarctic zone (mainly the northeast, China) Japan
332 Nguyen Thanh Hoan Chiba University Combination of Optical and Microwave data of ALOS for Tropical Forest Mapping Japan
335 Manabu WATANABE Tohoku University Measurement of northern environment by using L-band SAR polarimetry data Japan
369 Guo Zhifeng Chinese Academy of Sciences Forest Characterization and Biomass Estimation in Northeastern China Using ALOS Data China
376 Janet Nichol The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Estimating the carbon storage capacity of Hong Kong's vegetation China
423 Lu Xi Xi National University of Singapore Assessing forest change associated sediment modifications for large tropical estuaries using ALOS PALSAR data Singapore
427 Bryan Mercer Intermap Technologies Corporation Forest Height and Biomass Estimation Using Space-borne Polarimetric SAR Data Canada

Hydrology & Water Resource

As of Aug. 1, 2009

No. Name Organization Reseach Title Country
303 Joong-Sun WON Yonsei University Water Level Measurement in Coastal Regions and Wetlands using ALOS PALSAR Korea
305 Seigo NASU Kochi University of Technology Monitoring of Suspended Sediment in Surface Water Using Remotely Sensed Data Japan
352 Rahmatullah Jilani Space & Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) Mapping of River Indus Flood Plains Using ALOS Data Pakistan
375 Li Jiren China Inst. of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR) ALOS APPLICATION IN CHINA FLOOD_ MAPPING AND RISK ASSESSMENT China
384 Virany Sengtianthr Water Resources and Environment Research Institute (WERI),
Water Resources and Environment Administration (AREA)
Flood Risk Mapping using Remote Sensing and GIS Lao PDR.
397 Kazuhiko FUKAMI Public Works Research Institute Study on applicability of ALOS data for flood inundation simulation Japan
399 Shigeo OGAWA National Agriculture and Food Research Organization Monitoring of preparatory water in paddy irrigation in lower Chikugo river basin, Japan Japan
429 Sang-Wan Kim Sejong University A space-based hydrological monitoring of wetlands using SAR interferometry Korea
433 Kenji TANAKA Kyoto University Making geometrical parameters of urban canopy model from PRISM-derived DSM Japan


As of Sep. 1, 2009

No. Name Organization Reseach Title Country
301 Teruhisa SHIMADA Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University Terrain-induced wind jets and air-sea-land interaction in the Japan Sea Japan
302 Ichio ASANUMA Tokyo University of Information Sciences Response of the ocean surface following to the ocean production Japan
325 Sam Wouthuyzen Research Center for Oceanography, Indonesian Institute of Sciences Monitoring Harmful Algal Bloom in Coastal Waters of Southeast Asia Using ALOS and Ocean Color Images Indonesia
326 Tong Phuoc Hoang Son Institute of Oceanography, Nha Trang, Viet Num Application of ALOS and Ocean Color Imageries sources for monitoring of Coral Health in coastal waters of South of Viet Nam Vietnam
348 Sei-ichi SAITOH Hokkaido University Fisheries Resources Management using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System Japan
356 Leonid M. Mitnik V.I. Il'ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute, Far Eastern Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences (POI FEB RAS) Oceanic dynamic phenomena and sea ice study in the Northwest Pacific Ocean Russia
358 Duk-jin Kim Seoul National University Oceanographic Application of ALOS PALSAR Imagery to the Coast of Korea Peninsula Korea
364 Leonid M. Mitnik V.I. Il'ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute, Far Eastern Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences (POI FEB RAS) Oil spill detection and mapping in the Northwest Pacific Ocean by L-band ALOS PALSAR Russia
366 Katsuo OKAMOTO National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences Development of monitoring method of red soil sediment off Okinawa Island using ALOS data Japan
367 Katsutoshi KOZAI Kobe University Indonesian coral reef habitat mapping by using ALOS satellite data Japan
385 TAERIM KIM Kunsan National University Study on polarimetric characteristics of SAR signatures caused by the interactions between tidal current and underwater bottom topography Korea
394 Teruo OHSAWA Kobe University Investigation on methodology of offshore wind resource assessment using synthetic aperture radar Japan

International Polar Year

As of Aug. 1, 2009

No. Name Organization Reseach Title Country
322 Kay I. OHSHIMA Hokkaido University Development of sea-ice thickness algorithm from PALSAR data, combined with in-situ observations and other satellite data Japan
371 Tsutomu YAMANOKUCHI Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC) Precise extraction of ice sheet topography and grounding line in Antarctica using ALOS / PALSAR data Japan