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     Date Submitted:16-04-2012
     Last Modified:17-04-2012 (07:27)
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     Current job:Satellite Application Engineer
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     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     Keywordssatellite data analysis - remote sensing - environmental observation - numerical analysis - satellite application engineer
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    RESUME

    To whom it may concern,

    I am an Italian Satellite Application Engineer. My work is driven by the passion for the complexity of the Earth system. I am firmly convinced that a better comprehension of its phenomena can only be achieved by a joint effort of different expertises. My main interest concerns the usage of data from Remote Sensing, which has provided the scientific community with a various and extensive set of information that can be used to interpret and model the reality.

    I am writing because I am in search of a job experience that involves the analysis of data that are currently available from the satellites and more in general the earth observation systems. I already had research experiences in the storage and manipulation of ARGO data as well as remote sensing data from altimetry missions (ENVISAT, JASON, TOPEX). Moreover I have worked with other kinds of satellite data from gravimetry missions (GRACE) and SAR images.

    The path that I have been following in my studies reflects my interests. I have obtained two Master Degrees, both focussed on climate change. The Master Degree in Environmental Studies at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, which I have just concluded, has given me an overview of the causes and consequences of human activities, on the cycles and the interactions between land, atmosphere and ocean, as well as an insight on the climate drivers and the variability of the past.

    In MunichI attended the international Master Degree in Earth Oriented Space Science and Technology (ESPACE), and I specialised in Earth Science. I had several courses on Remote Sensing, Image Processing, Estimation Theory, Computer Modelling, Oceanography and Climate Dynamics, among the others.

    My master thesis about sea level fluctuations in Mediterranean Seabased on ARGO observations got the maximum score and has been published on the March 2011 issue of "Bollettino di Geofisica Applicata, An International Journal of Earth Sciences".

    My background is strongly connected with fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, statistics, numerical analysis, mathematics, computer science, and physics, coming from the bachelor degree in Aerospace Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, a highly competitive university in which only the 50% of the students enrolled in the first year complete their studies. During those years I have improved my interest in computer modelling by laboratory experiences such as modelling Navier-Stokes equations through finite elements in a MATLAB environment.

    An international working environment is something I am already used to, since the Masters I attended were both international projects, entirely taught in English. I am used to present, write articles and share information with the scientific community in English; I presented the Master Thesis from Munichin Karlsruhe, during the “Geodatische Woche” and last April I presented a research about ocean acidification at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Wien.

    I have lived in three countries (I can also speak Spanish and German) and travelled in several countries around the world, so English is also the language I use everyday to communicate with my friends.

     

     

    CURRICULUM VITAE

     

    Personal information

     

    Nationality: Italian

     

    Date of Birth: 4/12/1985

     

    Gender: male

     

     

    Working experience

     

    -          University assistant-researcher (2008, Muenchen)

     

     

    Education and training

     

    - September 2010 - July 2011; Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

     

    Title of qualification awarded: Master Degree in Environmental Studies -  Global and Climate Change

     

    Principal subjects: Past, present and future of climate change, paleooceanography and oceanography, GIS, environmental history, multicriteria analysis

     

     

     

    - October 2007 - November 2009; Technische Universität München (Technical University), Germany

     

    Title of qualification awarded: Master Degree in Earth Oriented Space Science and Technology

     

    Principal subjects: Earth System Science, Oceanography, Gravimetry, Satellite based Altimetry, Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry, Image Processing, Estimation Theory, Computer Science, Fluiddynamics, Approximation Methods, Electrodynamics, Computer Modelling, Satellite Mission  Management, Space Propulsion.

     

     

    - October 2004 - July 2007; Politecnico di Milano (Technical University),Italy

      

    Title of qualification awarded: Bachelor Degree in Aerospace Engineering

     

    Principal subjects: Fluiddynamics, Aerodynamics, Computer Science, Approximation Methods, Mechanichs and Dynamics, Computation of Structures, Thermodynamics, Chemistry, Mathematic Analysis

     

     

    - September 2002 - July 2005; British School of English, Italy.                                                       

     

    Title of qualification awarded: PET, First Certificate of English (Cambridge University), Level 4 (Oxford University)

     

     

    - September 1999 – July 2004; Liceo Classico B. Marzolla, Brindisi (Italy)

     

    Title of qualification awarded: High School Diploma

     

    Principal subjects: Latin, Greek and Italian Literature; History, Philosophy and History of Arts; Mathematics and Physics; English.

     

     

     

     

    Languages

     

    -          Italian: native

     

    -          English: fluent

     

    -          German: conversant

     

    -         Spanish: fluent

     

     

     

    Computer skills and competences:

     

    - Competence in GIS software, such as gvSIG

     

    - Advanced competence in software as Excel, Word, Access, Explorer, Powerpoint, acquired in 2004 with the EUROPEAN COMPUTER DRIVING LICENCE (ECDL)

     

    - Advanced competence in the use of the software LATEX

     

    - Advanced competence in the usage of specific software as the toolboxes of ENVISAT, and specific data format  as NeTCDF

     

    - Advanced competences in programming techniques with the software MATLAB

     

     

    Hobbies and interests:

     

    - Reading

     

    - Independent backpacking travels

     

    - Playing music (guitar, piano, harmonica)

     

     

    Additional relevant information and experiences:

     

    PUBLICATIONS:

    Passaro, M., and Seitz, F. (2011) "Steric sea level variations in the Central-Eastern Mediterranean

    Sea from ARGO observations", Bollettino di Geofisica Applicata, An International Journal of Earth

    Sciences, Vol. 52, n. 1, pp. 131-147

     

    THESIS

    - Master Thesis: "Steric sea level variation in the Mediterranean Sea", submitted in October 2009. Key

    words: sea level, Argo floats, satellite altimetry, Mediterranean sea

    - Master Thesis: "Exploring CO2 volcanic vents at Vulcano Island, Mediterranean Sea, to study the

    planktonic calcifier response to long-term changes in carbonate chemistry." Key words: ocean

    acidification, coccolithophores, hydrothermalism, calcification, dissolution.

     

    CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

    - Presentation: "Steric sea level variation in the Mediterranean Sea"; presented in the Geodetic Week 2009 (22-24 September 2009, Karlsruhe)

    - Poster: "Exploring CO2 volcanic vents at Vulcano Island, Mediterranean Sea, to study the planktonic calcifier response to long-term changes in carbonate chemistry." (co-authors: Patrizia Ziveri, Marco Milazzo, Riccardo Rodolfo-Metalpa, Jason Hall-Spencer). Presented at the EGU2011 (3-8 April 2011, Wien)

    - Workshop: MedSeA Training Workshop "CO2 vents as natural laboratories for ocean acidification studies" (25-27 May 2011, Vulcano Island)

     

    - Master Thesis: "Steric sea level variation in the Mediterranean Sea", submitted in October 2009, related article to be published in german and italian research bullettins.

     

    - Presentation: "Steric sea level variation in the Mediterranean Sea"; presented in the Geodetic Week

    2009 (22-24 September 2009, Karlsruhe)

     

    - B1 Zertifikat Deutsch passed with 288.5/300 points, in date 21/10/2009 at the Goethe Institut of

    Munich

     

     

    SCHOLARSHIPS:

    - "Ritorno al futuro" 2009, Regione Puglia


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