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Alaska Satellite Facility

Franz J. Meyer, ASF Chief Scientist
Fritz Freudenberger, October 2019

Franz Meyer, PhD

As ASF Chief Scientist, Franz J. Meyer leverages almost two decades of remote sensing research experience to act as the interface between ASF and the scientific community.

Meyer has spent his career working with space agencies around the world to develop processing techniques and methods for synthetic aperture radar, or SAR, data. These techniques have been used to explore signals related to surface deformation such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Recently, his research has expanded into the development of remote sensing-based hazard monitoring. He has led trainings around the world to help governments and organizations increase their capacity for radar techniques and hopes to transform SAR into a tool to meaningfully influence people’s lives on a daily basis.

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