Research Announcement

ALOS Principal Investigators List (3rd RA)

Optical Sensors Cal/Val

As of Jul. 1, 2010

No. Name Organization Reseach Title Country
527 Liang-Chien Chen National Central University Combined Adjustment and Rectification for ALOS Optical and Radar Images Taiwan

Land Use & Land Cover

As of Jun. 1, 2012

No. Name Organization Reseach Title Country
504 Ho Dinh Duan Hue Institute of Resources, Environment and Sustainable Development (IRESD) Study on Vegetation Cover and Biodiversity of Phongnha-Kebang National Park, Vietnam Vietnam
511 Hasi Bagan National Institute of Environmental Studies Land Cover Classification Using ALOS PALSAR, AVNIR-2, and PRISM in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Japan
524 Masafumi Nakagawa Shibaura Institute of Technology Parameter descriptions for urban change and urban change detection in Tokyo-bay area Japan
533 Junichi Susaki Kyoto University Mapping of buildings in urban areas using PALSAR Japan
537 Naoki Takagi Shinshu University An analysis of land cover modification and thermal change at meteorological observation points in Japan Japan
542 Dharmendra Singh Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee An Advanced Application of Radar Polarimetry for Land cover/Crop Classification India
547 Mingsheng Liao Wuhan University High-accuracy DEM Generation in Mountainous Areas Using Multi-baseline SAR Interferometry with ALOS PALSAR Datasets China
559 Akio Tada Kobe University Upgrade of Landuse in Gezira Irrigation Project and Agricultural Development in Peripheral Area in Sudan Japan
560 Kenji Iwama University of Shiga Prefecture Investigation on Micro-Hydro-Power Potential in Tottori and Shiga Prerfecture by DEM Analysis Japan
562 Noriko Soyama Tenri University Production of data sets for validation of the global land cover classification. Japan
590 Ke-Sheng Cheng National Taiwan University Assessing the effect of reflectance calibration on NDVI-based change detection and remote sensing image classification Taiwan
592 Xiaoli Ding The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Land Use and Surface Change Studies Based on Unbiased SAR Coherence China
604 Osamu Kozan Kyoto University Studies on the detection of salinized area and water management in the Aral Sea Basin, Central Asia Japan


As of Jul. 1, 2010

No. Name Organization Reseach Title Country
502 Chung-Pai Chang National Central University Application of SAR Interferometry in Monitoring the Surface Deformation of Taiwan Area Taiwan
505 Peijun Du China University of Mining and Technology Integrated monitoring of ground subsidence and environmental change in coal mining areas using ALOS optical and SAR data China
532 Marina A. Lebedeva Institute of Earth's Crust of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences Probing of the surface deformations of different origin on south-west part of Baikal rift system using L-band satellite radar interferometry Russia
563 Arkadi V. Yevtyushkin Ugra Research Institute of Information Technologies Study of topography and geology of the Baikal region using optical and radar ALOS data Russia
600 Jyr-Ching Hu National Taiwan University Land subsidence in Taiwan from L-Band SAR interferometry Taiwan
608 Xu Caijun Wuhan University Investigation Postseismic Mechanism and City Subsidence in Wenchuan with InSAR China


As of May 12, 2011

No. Name Organization Reseach Title Country
536 Ronald C. Estoque University of Tsukuba Monitoring spatiotemporal patterns of urbanization using satellite remote sensing data Japan
558 Kazuyuki Tsuruma Gakushuin University the Restoretion of Qin Shihuang Mausoleum and landscape by using Satellite data Japan
566 Alimujiang Kasimu Xinjiang Normal University Combination of Optical and Microwave data of ALOS for Monitoring Environmental Change of Oases in Xinjiang, China China
589 Yasunori Nakayama Nihon University Analysis of light energy distribution by ALOS/PRISM,AVNIR2 and DMSP/OLS data Japan
601 Yuichi Hayakawa The University of Tokyo Geoarchaeological application of ALOS DEM: geomorphological mapping for paleaoenvironment reconstruction around archaeological sites of ancient cities Japan

Disaster Management

As of Jul. 1, 2010

No. Name Organization Reseach Title Country
516 Mohd Zubir Mat Jafri Universiti Sains Malaysia Studies on DEM ( Digital Elevation Model ) Generation from High Resolution Pushbroom Imagery Malaysia
517 Guangcai Feng Central South University Deriving ionospheric perturbations associated with great earthquake and volcano from ALOS/PALSAR data China
520 Mingsheng Liao Wuhan University Landslide Monitoring with L-band ALOS PALSAR Data Stacks in the Three Gorges Area of China China
521 Manabu Hashimoto Kyoto University Detetction of deformation due to the subduction of the Philippine Sea plate with InSAR Japan
531 Toru Sakai Research Institute for Humanity and Nature Flood detection and monitoring around Lena river using ALOS/PALSAR Japan
534 He Min Hohai University Integration of InSAR and GPS for landslides monitoring in Pubugou reservoir area, China China
583 Shigeki Kobayashi Tokai University Enhancement of the ALOS PALSAR Interferometry Technique to Detect Crustal Movement in the Kyushu Area, South-west Japan: Applications to Volcano Deformation, Earthquake and Ground Subsidence Japan
586 Saori Kashima Hiroshima University The study of Disaster vulnerability map "by using satellite imagery in international-relief and humanitarian activities" Japan
591 Yo Fukushima Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University InSAR investigation of the crustal deformation and seismotectonics on the Alpine Fault system Japan
593 Yo Fukushima Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University High-precision measurement system of 3D ground deformation using InSAR time-series analysis Japan
606 Ibnu Sofian Bakosurtanal The high spatial resolution and accuracy of Digital Elevation Model and land cover data development for the rapid sea level rise assessment on the coastal region. Indonesia
610 Kanayim Teshabaeva Central Asian Institute for Applied Geosciences Deformation in the Pamir-Alai region using satellite radar interferometry (Nura earthquake 2008) Kyrgyz Republic


As of Jul. 1, 2010

No. Name Organization Reseach Title Country
519 Pich Veasna Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology Assessment on fluctuation of water resources area and agricultural land in Cambodia for water resources management and development (Utilization research for making out of water resources & Agricultural area through PRISM of ALOS Cambodia
561 Abdul Rashid Bin Mohamed Shariff University Putra Malaysia Oil Palm Precision Farming Using ALOS Imagery Malaysia
568 Chinatsu Yonezawa Tohoku University ALOS data analysis for regional ecosystem management Japan
572 Zhiyuan Pei Chinese Academy of Agriculture Engineering Integration of Multi-Frequency and Multi-Sensor SAR Data for Crop Mapping in Southern China and Western Canada China
587 Siti Nooradzah Adam Universiti Putra Malaysia Biodiversity Characterization Mapping at Landscape Level using Remote Sensing and GIS Technologies in Kedah, Malaysia Malaysia

Snow & Ice

As of Jun. 1, 2012

No. Name Organization Reseach Title Country
538 Masato Furuya Hokkaido University Geodetic study on the spatio-temporal changes of mountain glaciers and their interaction to the solid Earth in Tibetan plateau Japan
555 Gulab Singh Niigata University ALOS-PALSAR data Analysis for Snow Cover Mapping Japan
569 Chiyuki Narama Niigata University Inventory and monitoring of glacier lakes in the Tien Shan mountains, Central Asia Japan
573 Takenobu Toyota Hokkaido University Development of algorithm with PALSAR for retrieval of ice thickness distribution in the seasonal sea ice zones Japan
582 Zhiwei Li Central South University Mountain Glacier Motion Monitoring in Western China with PALSAR Data China

Vegetation Mapping, Forest & Wetlands

As of Dec. 1, 2010

No. Name Organization Reseach Title Country
522 Erdenetsogt Sumiyasuren Information and computer center Ministry for Nature and Environment of Mongolia ALOS AVNIR-2 data application for forest inventory of MONGOLIA Mongolia
525 Park JongGeol Tokyo University of Information Sciences Estimation of Methane Emission from Forest in Japan and South Korea using Remote Sensing Japan
535 Rikie Suzuki Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Techonology (JAMSTEC) Biomass mapping by ALOS/PALSAR over forests in different climate zones Japan
546 Vladimir Elsakov Institute of Biology of Komi Science Centre of Ural Department of Russian academy of science (IB KomiSC UrD RAS) The vegetation cover dynamic of North-East European Russia in ecological gradients by radar and optical data Russia
551 Preesan Rakwatin Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) Mapping tropical forest using ALOS data with multi-scale texture analysis Thailand
556 Haruo Sawada The University of Tokyo Biomas mapping of Amazonian forest Japan
570 Ludmila Zakharova Kotelnikov Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics of Russian Academy of Sciences Seasonal variations of polarimetric properties of forests backscatter on PALSAR data Russia
584 Yuanbo Liu Chinese Academy of Sciences Synthetic Use of ALOS Multi-sensor Data for Land Surface Water Monitoring China
585 Choen Kim Kookmin University A Pilot-Study on Better Biomass Estimation and Monitoring of Forest Stands to Clima Change Using ALOS DATA Korea
599 Gulab Singh Niigata University ALOS-PALSAR Data Applications for Surface Parameters Retrieval over India Japan


As of Jul. 10, 2011

No. Name Organization Reseach Title Country
507 Ichio Asanuma Tokyo University of Environmental Information Development of dataset for educations on environmental topics Japan
557 Masahiro Nakaoka Hokkaido University Elucidation of long-term broad-scale dynamics of coastal ecosystem using high-resolution satellite images Japan
597 Novi Susetyo Adi Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries(MMAF) Measurement of Seagrass Standing Crop from ALOS Imagery Indonesia
603 Kyung-Ae, Park Seoul National University Characteristics of Sea Surface Wind Field along the Korean Coast from ALOS and Air-Sea Interaction Korea
605 Duk-jin Kim Seoul National University Investigation of hazardous features around the Korean Peninsula using ALOS PALSAR data Korea
607 Teruhisa Komatsu The University of Tokyo Studies on mapping coastal ecosystems and fishing activities using ALOS imageries Japan

International Polar Year

As of Jul. 11, 2012

No. Name Organization Reseach Title Country
576 Kazuki Nakamura Nihon University Grounding line detection and ice flow velocity estimation in Antarctica using ALOS data Japan
577 Tsutomu Yamanokuchi Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC) Study on Mountain/Antarctic glacier variation using ALOS / PALSAR data Japan
595 Dmitry Trofimov Astrozond-Geokosmos PALSAR observations for determination of oil and gas in the geological reconnaissance activities Russia