PARSAX An Informal Look at Radar Technology and Applications within TU Delft


Kick-off meeting for the “Climate City Campus” project

Are you looking for an exciting research project in a LIVING LAB? Come to the festive kick-off event of CLIMATE CITY CAMPUS

This project aims to make TU Delft campus a showcase for multidisciplinary environmental research. This is the ambition of Delft Environment Initiative.

Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities or urban areas. Therefore, research on climate change needs to focus more on the role of urban environment. It does not require much explanation that the TU Delft campus can be an excellent test case for the problems of urban environment that are studied here at TU Delft.

Laboratory for environmental research

We want to develop multidisciplinary student projects that use the TU Delft campus and the diversity of its surroundings as a laboratory for environmental research. The aim of Climate City Campus is to bring together students from different disciplines to work on themes as environmental monitoring, modeling and visualization techniques and climate proof solutions.

Kick-off event

The festive kick-off event of Climate City Campus will take place on 24th February, from 13.30 till 18.00 hrs. The keynote by renowned weatherman Erwin Kroll will be followed by multidisciplinary workshops around themes like water, sustainable buildings, the role of ICT, geo-information, the dispersion of pollution and sustainable outdoor spaces. You are invited to participate, brainstorm, let your ideas be heard and carried out!

  • When? February 24 from 13.30 hrs to 18.00 hrs
  • Where? New TUD Science Centrum, Mijnbouwstraat 120
  • Who? Climate City Campus welcomes students from all faculties, in their Bachelors (advanced) or Masters.

For more information & registration visit: / or contact José Knippen

Sign up now!


13.30 hrs Welcome with coffee/tea
14.00 hrs Introduction by Delft Environment Initiative chairman Prof. Nick van de Giesen & Prof. Herman Russchenberg
14.15 hrs Inspiring lecture by renowned weatherman Erwin Kroll
15.00 hrs Parallel workshops round 1

  • Room 1: Climate City Campus goes wet: measuring water in urban environment
  • Room 2: Sustainable buildings
  • Room 3: The role of ICT in climate research

16.00 hrs Break
16.15 hrs Parallel workshops round 2

  • Room 1: Geo-information rules the world
  • Room 2: Atmospheric flows: pollution dispersion in urban environment
  • Room 3: Sustainable outdoor spaces

17.15 hrs Elevator Pitch: best ideas
17.30 hrs Official opening by executive board member Paul Rullman
17.45 hrs Drinks


Access to SPIE Digital Library

There is a good news for today - from now on from the TU Delft campus we can access all journals and proceedings of the SPIE Digital Library. There were a lot of Radar Polarimetry conferences previous years, which were kept under umbrella of SPIE. And they published a lot of interesting and quite big manuscripts in their proceedings. The search for keywords "Radar Polarimetry" gives 126 references, including such classic but still interesting as:
Radar and optical polarimetry: a comparative study
Proc. SPIE 1748, 31 (1993)
Adaptive processing in radar polarimetry
Proc. SPIE 1748, 225 (1993)
Physical reality of radar targets
Proc. SPIE 1748, 86 (1993)

Counting droplets…

Simone PlacidiTU Delft newspaper Delta published an interview with Simone Placidi, PhD student from Atmospheric Remote Sensing group.


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