Andre Kalia is senior scientist at the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR). He has more than eight years of professional experience in the field of optical and radar remote sensing. He has been working for the remote sensing section at BGR since five years. The built up of a nationwide surface motion service based on space borne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data is one of his main tasks. His research interests are multitemporal image analysis, SAR interferometry and (semi-) automated information extraction for geoscientific applications.