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     Date Submitted:20-09-2011
     Last Modified:20-09-2011 (12:13)
    Job information
     Current job:Scientific Research Manager (Earth Observation, GPS)
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsDeveloping of acientific activities and tools concerning the use of GPS data suitable in the field of Space Geodesy and Atmosphere Physics. Experience in use BERNESE sw for GPS data preocessing. Good autonomy in research activities and outstanding team at


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    Date of birth










    Work experience





     From 25/05/2007 to today

    Occupation or position held

    Open-ended contract - Scientific Research Manager for the ROSA (Radio Occultation Sounder for Atmosphere) project

    Main activities and responsibilities

     Development of GPS Application in Earth Observation based on Satellite Radio Occultation techniques.

     Scientific Research Manager for the ROSA project - Radio Occultation data applications to SPACE


    • Application of Ray-Tracing technique to the ground GPS precise positioning
    • Dry and wet Mapping Function evaluation using Radio Occultation data
    • Radio Occultation data integration with GPS tropospheric delay estimate to solve rank deficiency problem
    • Testing and implementation of alternative Abel inversion algorithms for deriving atmospheric parameters profiles

    Name and address of employer

     INNOVA Consorzio per l’Informatica e la Telematica S.r.l.

     10, Recinto II Fiorentini, 75100, Matera (MT) - Italy

    Type of business or sector

    Remote Sensing and software development




     From May 2006 to November 2006

    Occupation or position held

     Collaboration contract

    Main activities and responsibilities

     IKONOS satellite images ortho-rectification

    Name and address of employer

     Planetek Italia S.r.l.

     12, Via Massaua, 70123, Bari - Italy

    Type of business or sector

     Remote Sensing, GIS and software development




     From February 2006 to May 2006

    Occupation or position held

     Occasional Teaching

    Main activities and responsibilities

     Teaching of Physics and Math

    Name and address of employer

     CSE (European Scolastic Center)

     53,Via Lucana, 75100, Matera (MT) - Italy

    Type of business or sector

     Equal  Instruction Institute



    Education and training






    Title of qualification awarded

    PHD degree in “Enviromental Engineering”

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Data acquisition techniques

    Data inversion and data filtration techniques

    Reliability analysis

    Model making and simulation

    GPS (Global Position System)

    Radio Occultation technique

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

     University of Basilicata, Potenza (PZ), Italy





    Title of qualification awarded

    Post graduate 2 years course for high school teaching qualification in Math and Physics

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    General didactics

    School of education

    Education psychology

    General pedagogy

    Basics of computer science for teaching

    Basics of computer science for learning

    Mathematics didactics

    Physics didactics

    History and basics of Mathematics

    History and basics of Physics

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

     S.S.I.S. Puglia - University of Bari, Italy





    Title of qualification awarded

     University Master (post graduate 1 years course)in “Technologies for Space Remote Sensing”

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Remote sensing systems

    Software laboratory for image and signal processing  

    Optical and Radar image digital processing

    Probability, statistical analysis, image segmentation and classification


    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Polytechnic Institute of Bari – Italian Space Agency, Italy






    Title of qualification awarded

    Italian degree in Physics (similar to a 5 years master’s degree)

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Mathematics analysis


    Electromagnetic waves


    Mathematical methods for Physics

    Physical instrumentation laboratory

    Probabilistic methods for Physics

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

     University of Bari, Italy





    Title of qualification awarded

     High school leaving qualifications

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered







    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

     Scientific High School“D.Alighieri”, Matera (MT), Italy



    Personal skills and competences

    - team spirit;

    - good communication skills gained through my experience as responsible for the scientific applications of the ROSA project team.

    - leadership (currently responsible for the scientific applications of the ROSA project team);

    - sense of organisation;

    - good experience in project and team management.



    Mother tongue




    Other language(s)

    English, French (basic)



    Computer skills and competences

    Good command of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), LINUX, UNIX, Windows XP acquired through training and work;

    Good knowledge of application software ENVI, ARCGIS, ARCVIEW, MATLAB, IDL, MATHEMATICA, BERNESE, MICROSOFT OFFICE acquired through training and work;

    Good knowledge of programming language MATLAB, IDL, MATHEMATICA, C/C++ acquired through training and work.



    Driving licence

    Category B



    Additional information

    Publications and Meetings:


    F. Vespe , M. D'Andrea, P. Sacco, R. Pacione, P. Rutigliano

    Uso dei sistemi satellitari di navigazione per le osservazioni della Terra sia da terra che dallo spazio

    SIFET (Photogrammetry and topography Italian society) National Meeting: 29 June–1 July 2005, Mondello (PA), Italy


    F. Vespe , P. Sacco, C. Benedetto, M. Amoroso

    The Design of a New Mapping Function Based on GPS Radio Occultation Data

    Invited Talk to URSI (International Union of Radio Science) XXIX General Assembly, 7-16 August 2008, Chicago, USA 


    F. Vespe , P. Sacco, C. Benedetto, M. Amoroso

    A new Mapping Function based on GPS Radio Occultation for the ZTD estimation

    Proceeding of the EUREF 2009 Symposium, 27-30 May 2009, Florence, Italy


    F. Vespe , P. Sacco, C. Benedetto, M. Amoroso

    Use of GNSS Radio Occultation data for a refined estimation of troposphere delays on ground stations

    Proceeding of the ESA’s 2nd International Colloquium, Scientific and Fundamental Aspects of the Galileo Programme – COSPAR Colloquium, University of Padova, 14-16 October 2009, Padua, Italy


    F. Vespe , G. Perona, V. De Cosmo, R. Notarpietro, M. Petitta, M. Materassi, N. Tartaglione, A. Zin, S. Radicella, C. Benedetto, S. Casotto, P. Sacco

    The Italian GPS Radio Occultation experiment on board Oceansat-2: Space and Ground Segment

    Proceeding of the ESA’s 2nd International Colloquium, Scientific and Fundamental Aspects of the Galileo Programme – COSPAR Colloquium, University of Padova, 14-16 October 2009, Padua, Italy


    F. Vespe , P. Sacco, C. Benedetto, M. Amoroso

    Una nuova Mapping Function da dati GPS di Radio Occultazione per la stima dei ritardi troposferici delle reti GNSS a terra

    Poster submitted to the 13rd ASITA National Conference (Italian federation of scientific associations for the local and environmental informations), 1-4 December 2009, Fiera del Levante – Bari, Italy


    F. Vespe , P. Sacco

    An innovative approach for the retrieval of atmospheric water vapour using GNSS Radio Occultation Observations

    Invited Lecture to the Second Workshop on Satellite Navigation Science and Technology for Africa, the Abdus Salam ICTP, 6-24 April 2010, Trieste, Italy


    F. Vespe , P. Sacco, C. Benedetto, M. Amoroso

    Assessment of Tropospheric bias on GNSS ground stations using GNSS Radio Occultation data

    Invited Lecture Poster submitted to the EGU (European Geosciences Union) General Assembly 2010, 2-7  May 2010, Vienna, Austria


    F. Vespe , P. Sacco, C. Benedetto, M. Amoroso, R. Pacione, B. Pace

    Treatment of  Atmospheric Artifacts in GPS Solutions 

    Proceeding of the 16th Ka and Broadband Communications, Navigation and Earth Observation Conference, 20-22 October 2010, Milan, Italy



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