NEST Scientific User Community
The NEST scientific community is an ever growing and diverse group of SAR earth observation users.
NEST has over 5100 users that have downloaded the toolbox. With such a large install base, we get more user input, bug reports and software validation. For you, this means bug free quality software that has been validated and trusted by many of the worlds leading SAR organizations.
Current NEST users include:
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Featured Scientific NEST Users
The “United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT)” is using NEST to process SAR imagery in emergency situations like the current floods in Pakistan. Please see www.unosat.org or www.unitar.org/unosat for our latest analysis and maps. UNITAR is our “mother” institute, that is why we call our programme sometimes as: “UNITAR’S OPERATIONAL SATELLITE APPLICATIONS PROGRAMME (UNOSAT)”. We are hosted by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland.
The Microwave Remote Sensing Group (www.ipf.tuwien.ac.at/radar/) of the Vienna University of Technology is using NEST for processing tens of thousands of SAR datasets into various map projections for global coverage. From this global coverage they are deriving a Global Backscatter Model for C-band SAR, characterising the entire global land surface at a 1 km resolution. The Global Backscatter Model has been used to simulate SAR acquisitions in support of Sentinel-1 system performance evaluation. The model has been developed within the Sigma Nought Statistics over Land Activity, financed by the European Space Agency (ESA).