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     Date Submitted:16-08-2012
     Last Modified:16-08-2012 (06:32)
    Job information
     Current job:Postdoc reasearch fellow in Earth Observation
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsEarth Observation, remote sensing, science, mapping, land applications, ESA toolboxes, GMES services

    Occupational field

    Remote Sensing, Earth Observation, Environmental data analysis, GIS and mapping



    Work experience



    9/2011- present

    Occupation or position held

    Postdoctoral  Research Fellow in Earth Observation

    Main activities and responsibilities

    - Research projects on: Urban Heat Island and Energy Balance, Land Cover change, Solar Energy Assessment and Renewable Energies
    - Teaching Assistant for the course of "Remote Sensing and Image Processing" and Master students co-tutoring

    Name and address of employer

    Prof. Hosni Ghedira c/o Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

    PO Box 54224, Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates

    Type of business or sector

    Earth Observation, Environment


    10/2007 – 7/2011

    Occupation or position held

    Remote Sensing Analyst

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Remote sensing and GIS application on optical images (VIS, IR and TIR images, multispectral and hyperspectral) for land and urban processes

    Name and address of employer

    Del Frate Fabio c/o Dip. di Informatica, Sistemi e Produzione dell’Università di Tor Vergata

    Via del Politecnico,1

    00133 Roma  -ITALY-

    Type of business or sector

    Earth Observation, GIS


    4/2010 – 11/2010

    Occupation or position held

    ESA trainee stagiaire

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Implementation of image processing procedures and EO parameters retrieval in KEO (Knowledge-centered Earth Observation) system

    Name and address of employer

    D’Elia Sergio c/o ESA-ESRIN –Research and Service Support section-

    Via Galileo Galilei

    00044 Frascati (Roma) –ITALY-

    Type of business or sector

    Ground segment and end-users applications


    4/2008 – 9/2009

    Occupation or position held

    Earth Observation and GIS consultant

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Manager and technical consultant for for ESA-DUE  ‘Urban Heat Island’ project,  GIS and remote sensing application for GMES LAND and SEALING project (GSE Land)

    Name and address of employer

    Del Frate Fabio c/o GEO-K S.r.l.

    Via del Politecnico,1

    00133 Roma  -ITALY-

    Type of business or sector

    Earth Observation for GMES and ESA projects


    01/2004 - 11/2004

    Occupation or position held

    Research Assistant

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Application of geostatistics in environmental studies, lecturing for laboratory sessions

    Name and address of employer

       Bevilacqua Paolo c/o Dip. di Ing. Chimica dell’Ambiente e delle Materie Prime

    Università degli Studi di Trieste

    Piazzale Europa n. 1 - 34127 Trieste

    Type of business or sector

    environmental geostatistics






    10/2007 – 12/2010

    Title of qualification to award

    PhD in “Geoinformation”

    Principal subjects / occupational skills covered

    The PhD programme included a main project on automatic classification of Very High Resolution optical images and its application to urban thermography. Other duties regarded the use of IDL to automatic processing of optical images.

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Tor Vergata University – Rome (I)-


    9/2006- 9/2007

    Title of qualification to award

    Master of Science course in “Remote Sensing” (second class Master)

    Principal subjects / occupational skills covered

    The master provided the theory and the application of remote sensing to collect environmental information. Several coursework covered a wide variety of topics like mineral exploration, classification, flooding (with LiDAR data), vegetation studies (burned area detection and chlorophyll estimation), Sea Surface Temperature, rainfall estimation

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    University College London (UCL) – Department of Geomatic Engineering -   London (UK)

    Imperial College London (ICL) – Department of Earth Science and engineering - London (UK)


    4/2003 - 7/2004

    Title of qualification awarded

    First class Master in "Cartography and GIS"

    Principal subjects / occupational skills covered

    georeferenced data management

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Trieste University (Italy)


    10/1997 - 12/2002

    Title of qualification awarded

    Graduated in "Natural Sciences" (BS+MS) with 110/110 cum laude

    Principal subjects / occupational skills covered

    Earth sciences and life sciences, specialized on the support of GIS and remote sensing to ecology and vegetation analysis.

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Trieste University (Italy)

    Mother tongue(s)


    Other language(s)

    English, German

    Social skills and competences

    Ability to adapt to multicultural environments, reliable, open minded, enthusiastic and self-motivated, oriented to solve problems with deadlines on project group or personal assignment

               Computer skills and


    - Good command of Microsoft Office tools

    - Good command of IDL program language (5 years) and MATLAB

    - Good command of Remote Sensing and GIS software (ENVI, ERDAS Microstation, ArcGIS, ER Mapper, Idrisi 32)

    - Basic knowledge of HTML and WebGIS

    - Ground measurement station deployment

    - “Learning ArcGIS Desktop (for ArcGIS 9.0-9.1)” certificate obtained at ESRI training centre at


    - NEST (NEXT ESA SAR Toolbox) training course at ESA-ESRIN 25-27/11/2009

    - KEO (Knowledge-Centered Earth Observation)Training Course at ESA-ESRIN, 22,23/3/2010

    Organisational skills and competences

    - Experience in project and team management, writing EU proposal, Invitation to tender and Business Plan writing

    -“Focus enterprise ITech” basic course for perspective entrepreneurs (BIC Lazio, October-November 2009)


    MSc funded by NERC scholarship, Obtainment of a student travel grant to attend IGARSS 2010, Co-chair of session “Satellite observation of Vegetation and Temperature” at IGARSS 2010


    1) M. Lazzarini, P.R. Marpu, H. Ghedira, “Temperature-land cover interactions: the inversion of Urban Heat Island phenomenon in desert city areas”, submitted to Remote Sensing of Environment.

    2) M. Lazzarini, F. Del Frate, G. Ceriola, “Automatic generation of Building Temperature Maps from Hyperspectral data” , IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters., vol. 8, n. 2, March 2011.

    3) P. Bevilacqua, M. Lazzarini, “Environmental monitoring: geostatistics applied to the Lagoon of

    Grado and Marano (italy) characterisation”, Siti Contaminati, 2/2004, pp 36-48, 2004.

    4) A. Comuzzi, M. Lazzarini, “Preliminary studies of the correlation between the concentration of

    pollutants and their hyperspectral response: a methodological approach”, Siti Contaminati, 2/2004, pp 50-62, 2004.

    Recent conferences

    1) M. Lazzarini, H. Ghedira, “Temporal analysis of Urban Heat Island and radiation balance for a desert urban area”,  presented at IGARSS 2012, Munich (D), 22-27 July, 2012.

    2) M. Lazzarini, P.R. Marpu, H. Ghedira, “Land Surface Temperature and land cover interactions in desert areas: a case study of Abu Dhabi city (UAE)”, proceedings on IGARSS 2012, Munich (D), 22-27 July, 2012.

    3) M. Lazzarini, J.G. Liu, F. Del Frate, “Hyperspectral image enhancement using thermal bands: a methodology to remove building shadows”, proceedings on IGARSS 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii (USA),  25-30 July, 2010.

    4) M. Lazzarini, F. Del Frate, “Features extraction from hyperspectral images: an approach based on spectral, textural and spatial information applied to urban environments”, proceedings on Hyperspectral 2010 Workshop, ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, (I), March 17- 19, 2010.

    5) M. Lazzarini, F. Del Frate, G. Ceriola. “Automatic buildings extraction from hyperspectral data and its application to urban thermography”. Image Information Mining ESA-EUSC 2009, EUSC, Torrejon air base - Madrid (Spain), November 3-5, 2009.

    Thesis and Dissertations

    - PhD in “Geoinformation” thesis (2010): “Unsupervised classification of Very High Resolution (VHR) optical images and its applications” (tutor: prof Del Frate F.)

    - Master in “Remote Sensing” dissertation (2007): “Spectral enhancement of alteration associated with epithermal gold deposits in region III, Northern Chile” (tutors: prof Liu J.G. and Mason P.)

    - Master in “Cartography and GIS” dissertation (2004): “Environmental monitoring: comparison (or correlation) between pollutants distribution maps, obtained with geostatistical methods from samples points, and their hyperspectral responses - preliminary studies-“ (tutor: Prof. Bevilacqua P.)

    - Degree in “Natural Sciences” thesis (2002): “Study of vegetation changes in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) due to anthropic causes using remote sensing and application of GIS” (tutor prof. Feoli E.)

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