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2005 Spring Volume 2:1 Articles:

Response to a Freighter Grounding Incident in the Bering Sea

After it lost power and efforts to tow it to safety failed, the freighter Selendang Ayu went aground on December 8, 2004, and broke apart off the shore of Unalaska Island near Skan Bay, Alaska.

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Summer Interns Receive Hands-on Experience at ASF

As winter in Alaska’s interior begins dissipating, the ASF Data Quality team starts planning for another summer of research, design and maintenance in the field. In addition, ASF recruits interns annually for specific work and training opportunities.

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Additional Antarctic Acquisition Opportunities

Under the auspices of the RADARSAT Antarctic Mapping Project (RAMP), multiple mapping missions of Antarctica, using RADARSAT-1, have been accomplished. The first Antarctic Mapping Mission (AMM) occurred in 1997 and achieved complete radar coverage of the entire Antarctic continent.

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New Data Conversion Tool Simplifies Data Projection

ASF announces the availability of a new GUI (graphical user interface) that guides the user through the process of ingesting, geocoding and exporting ASF SAR data products; translating them into a variety of formats.

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SAR Course Offered During UAF Summer Session

A two-week course, SAR and InSAR: Principles and Applications, will be offered for credit June 20 - July 1 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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