About the NEST project

The Next ESA SAR Toolbox (NEST) is used for visualising, analysing and post-processing the large amount of data from ESA SAR missions, including heritage ERS-1 & 2, ENVISAT and future Sentinel-1. In addition, the handling of data acquired by missions like JERS-1, ALOS PALSAR, TerraSAR-X, Radarsat-1 & 2 and Cosmo-Skymed will be supported.

NEST complements existing software packages and has been built on the BEAM Toolbox. It aims at replacing the  Basic Envisat SAR Toolbox (BEST) and undergoes development with periodic releases. An integrated data viewer and orthorectification and mosaicking of SAR images are new functions, which were not provided by BEST.