The service provides access to data from Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technologies operated by a consortium of university-based research programs. Its archive includes images of the Earth's surface created by radar scans from a satellite platform, which generates detail sufficient to map detail measured in centimeters or even finer units.
API methods support searches against the metadata the archive of SAR scans and related resources across a number of interrelated collections. A request retrieves a list of holdings by location and/or with specified parameters such as image resolution, date the scan was generated, and format. Each resource record describes availability status and possible access methods.