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     Date Submitted:07-03-2012
     Last Modified:07-03-2012 (12:27)
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     Current job:Remote Sensing Scientist
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordsremote sensing, maritime surveillance, wave, wind, meteo-ocean, SAR, coastal morphodynamic and hydrodynamic, satellite oceanography
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    CURRICULUM VITAE

    Personal Details

     

    Nationality: Italian

    Date of Birth: 07October 1980

    Place of Birth: La Spezia

     

    Work Experience

     

     

    From 01/2011 She is an Scientific Officer at the European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen, Maritime Affairs Unit.

    The main task is to carry out research in the development of the JRC software for the detection of vessel in Synthetic Aperture Radar images (CosmoSkymed, Terrasar-X, Radarsat 1 and 2, ENVISAT) and support the Vessel Detection System campaign organization in what relates data analysis and databases.

    At this aim She is also deeply involved on the in house design of the Maritime Surveillance Platform, specifically for what concern the Pilot Project on the Maritime Awareness for Counter Piracy. Tasks involve the development of Multi Target Tracking System for Cooperative Data Source, such as satellite and terrestrial AIS, LRIT, VMS, with particular attention to advanced ship tracks prediction algorithm. She is also involved on data fusion algorithm development to couple the SAR ship detections with the cooperative ship reported positions.

    She is working in the FP7 Project ARGOMARINE (Automatic Oil-Spill Recognition and Geopositioning integrated in Marine Monitoring Network). The main task is the analysis of collected SAR images for ship detection and to act as an internal reviewer for which regards the cross validation of meteo-ocean data, oil spill detections along with the forecast scenario prospected by the other project partner.


    From 01/2010 to 12/2010 She is an ITT Visual Information Solution (www.ittvis.com) contractor working as Remote Sensing Scientist under the remote sensing bid issued by NATO Undersea Research Centre (www.nurc.nato.int). Main duties involve the development of models, algorithms and techniques for extraction of geophysical parameters from SAR sensors, image analysis and pattern recognition algorithms and techniques for detection and tracking of oceanic phenomena in particular under Tropical Hurricane conditions. Recently development of an operational hurricane SAR tool installed and running at CSTARS (Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing).

    From 03/2009 to 12/2009 She is a contractor at the Applied Research Department of the NATO Undersea Research Centre of La Spezia, working on Wind Field Retrieval from SAR images. Design and execute the     processes needed for including ocean prediction data into WiSAR Sartool, including format conversion, image geocoding. Develop Tropical Cyclone Eye detection algorithm.

    Education

     

    From 01/2006 to 04/2009

    PhD Degree in Fluid Dynamics at the D.I.C.A.T., Environmental Engineering Department, University of Genova, Italy in collaboration with NATO Undersea Research Centre of La Spezia. Project title: Hydro-morphodynamics of the nearshore-shoreline region: experimental and theoretical modeling. University/NURC Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Brocchini / PhD D.C. Conley.

     

    From 08/2008 to 10/2008

    She was a PhD “Visiting Student” at the Center for Applied Coastal Research at the University of Delaware, working with Prof. Jim Kirby on Implementation of Hydrodynamic and Shoreline boundary conditions into wave averaged model.

     

    08/2007-01/2008

    She was a PhD “Visiting Student” at the Civil Engineering Department, Brisbane, working with Prof. Dr. Tom Baldock on Hydrodynamic and Morphodynamic Shoreline boundary conditions.


    2000-2005

    University of Genova, Master Degree (5 years curriculum and training) in Environmental Engineering. Graduated on 23 September 2005: 110/110 and printing dignity. Main subject: Maritime and Hydraulic Engineering.

    Selected Training Courses

     

    Numerical methods for Hyperbolic Equations and its Applications, University of Trento, prof. E. Toro, 2006.

    International Summer Course, Coastal and estuarine Morphodynamics, The Skalling Laboratory, Ho-Blavand, Denmark, 2006.

    International Summer School, Satellite Oceanography 2008, Focus on Extreme Events, Departemento de Oceanografia Fisica, Ensenada, Mexico, 2008.

    SARscape ENVI module, Purasca, Switzerland at SARMAP office, 2010.

    Spectral Analysis with ENVI, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Ispra 2011.

    Technical Skills and Additionals

     

    Skill in scientific programming (e.g., Fortran, Matlab, IDL, PV-Wave) and scripting languages such as Perl and bash under Linux environment. Experience processing large datasets in different formats (GRIB, netCDF). Familiar with numerical ocean modeling packages (SHORECIRC, GOTM, Non-linear shallow water solvers) for ocean modeling. Familiar with Synthetic Aperture Radar software such as SarTool/SarScape and GIS software, Postgresql/Postgis database. Fluent in English.

    Participation to different sea trials of the NURC Center, aimed at surf-swash modeling under moderate to energetic wave conditions, as well Airborne field experiment processing land based surf zone images (ARGUS system). Participation to other field cruises of for rip-current modeling and wave setup measurements (France Navy and University of Queensland).

    Publications

     

    JOURNAL PAPER (Referred)

    Conley, D.C., Falchetti, S., Lohman, I.C. and Brocchini, M. 2008. The effect of flow stratification by noncohesive sediment on transport in high energy wave-driven unsteady flows. J. Fluid Mech., 610, 43-67, doi:10.1017/S0022112008002565

    Alsina, J.M., Falchetti, S. and Baldock., T.E. 2009. Measurements and modelling of the advection of pre-suspended sediment in the swash zone by solitary waves. Coast. Engng., 56, 621-631, doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2009.01.007

    Falchetti, S., Conley, D.C., Brocchini, M. and Elgar, S. 2010. Nearshore bar migration and sediment-induced buoyancy effects. Cont. Shelf Res., 30, 226-238, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2009.11.005

    CONFERENCE PAPER

    Falchetti, S., Conley, D.C. and Brocchini, M. 2007. Examing the contribution of sediment stratification to the evolution of seabed morphology. Proc. Coastal Sediment ’07, Vol. 2, pp. 1635-1646.

    Falchetti, S., Conley, D.C. and Brocchini, M. 2007. Sediment transport and underwater bar migration. River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics: RCEM 2007, Dohnen-Janssen, C.M. And Hulsher, S.J.M.H. Eds., Taylor & Francis, London. v.1, pp 583-589.

    Falchetti, S., Brocchini, M. and Conley, D.C. 2008. Morphodynamics shoreline boundary conditions: preliminary validation at prototype scale. Proc. 31st International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Vol 2, pp. 1473-1485.

    Horstmann, J. and Falchetti, S. SAR Wind Field Retrieval with Respect to Tropical Cyclones, SEASAR 2010 Workshop, ESA ESRIN Frascati, Italy. http://earth.eo.esa.int/workshops/seasar2010/participants/437/pres_437_Horstmann.pdf

    Falchetti, S. and Horstmann J. 2010. Tropical cyclone Wind Estimation using Syntethic Aperture Radar, IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS, Hawaii, 2010.

    Falchetti, S., Horstmann, J., Foster, R. and Patoux, J. Sar Uncertainty Estimates and its Application to Tropical Cyclone Wind Retrieval, Maritime Rapid Environmental Assessment NATO Conference, Lerici, 2010. http://geos2.nurc.nato.int/mrea10conf/

    Thompson, D., Mouche, A., Horstmann, J., Falchetti, S. and Chiggiato, J. Comparison of High-resolution Wind Fields Extracted from TerraSAR-X witn In Situ Measurements and WRF Predictions, Maritime Rapid Environmental Assessment NATO Conference, Lerici, 2010.

    Posada, M., Greidanus, H., Alvarez, M., Vespe, M., Cokacar, T. and Falchetti, S. Maritime Awareness for Counter-Piracy in the Gulf of Aden, IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS, Canada, 2011.

    Falchetti, S., Alvarez, M., Cokacar, T., Greidanus, H., Vespe, M. Improving cooperative vessel tracking for a Maritime Integrated Surveillance Platform, SCI- Symposium on Port and Regional Maritime Security, NURC, La Spezia, Italy, 2012.

    Falchetti, S., Alvarez, M., Cokacar, T., Greidanus, H., Vespe, M. Improving cooperative vessel tracking for a Maritime Integrated Surveillance Platform, SCI- Symposium on Port and Regional Maritime Security, NURC, La Spezia, Italy, 2012.

    REPORT

    Conley, D.C. and Falchetti, S. Very shallow water and bottom modeling: final report. NURC-FR-2008-011.

    Horstmann, J. and Falchetti, S. Synthetic Aperture Radar Wind Field Retrieval. NURC-FR-2010-009.

     

     


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