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     Date Submitted:31-10-2013
     Last Modified:01-11-2013 (10:35)
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     Current job:Remote Sensing Senior Technical Specialist
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:,
     KeywordsRemote sensing
    CV

    Desired employment / Occupational field

    Earth Observation

     

     

    Work experience

     

     

     

    Dates

    From 16th July 2009

    Occupation or position held

    Senior Technical Specialist

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Worked/working on the following projects:

     

    ·         Project pkt306 GMES INITIAL OPERATIONS (GIO) LAND MONITORING

    It aims at providing geospatial products for supporting users of the GMES Security domain in managing situations of complex crises caused by man-made or natural disasters. Such support to the crisis management ranges from pre-crisis or prevention (contingency plans, reference mapping), to the phase soon after the event (event mapping, crisis area mapping, critical assets), and finally to the post event phase (damage assessment and monitoring mode) in general. Geospatial products are pre-operationally generated in either rush, non-rush or monitoring mode.

    Role: Production manager and technical support.

     

    ·         Project pkt302 GMES INITIAL OPERATIONS (GIO) LAND MONITORING

    The aim of the project is the production of five high resolution layers of land cover (imperviousness, forests, grasslands, wetlands and water bodies).

    Role: Images pre-processing, Imperviousness and Forests layers production for Mediterranean Countries.

     

    ·         Project pkt291 BIOSOS

    Biodiversity Multi-SOurce Monitoring System. The purpose of the project that aims to develop tools and models for consistent multi-annual monitoring of NATURA 2000 sites and their surroundings.

    Role: Remote sensing data analysis and correction.

     

    ·         Project pkt222 GEOLAND

    The project aims to organise a qualified production network, to build, validate and demonstrate operational processing lines and to set-up a user driven product quality assurance process in the framework of GMES Land Service program.

    Role: Remote sensing data analysis and correction, training material development and training execution.

     

    ·         Project pkt268 GMES GMOSAIC

    The aim of the project is to develops pre-operational services across five main areas of benefits: nuclear non-proliferation, migration and borders, crisis management, natural resources and critical assets.

    Role: Remote sensing for mapping critical areas.

     

    ·         Project pkt275 GMES FTS Soil Sealing Enhancement

    The purpose of the project is the enhancement of a high-resolution land-cover map for built-up areas,including degree of soil sealing, for 38 countries in Europe

    Role: Editing of the dataand verification of the quality of the output.

     

    ·         Project pkt258 Urban Heat Islands

    The project is aimed to integrate satellite remote sensing and ground data into urban meteorological and climate models, to facilitate preventing the impact of urban heat islands and to reduce the risk of a heat wave.

    Role: Implementation of data processing chain.

     

    Name and address of employer

    Planetek Italia srl

    Via Massaua, 12

    Bari, 70123-I

    Italy

    www.planetek.it

    Type of business or sector

    Remote sensing applications

     

     

    Dates

    From 15th July 2003 to 15th July 2009

    Occupation or position held

    Research assistant

    Main activities and responsibilities

    The research activity was focused on the use of VIS/NIR satellite data on the retrieval of the water quality parameters of the oceans and seas. The two main topics of the research were:

    ·         Investigation on the combined use of Synthetic Aperture Radar and VIS/NIR imagery under sunglint condition for the oil spill detection and tracking. In particular, MODIS and MERIS images, which have a high repetitive coverage, acquired in sunglint conditions are able to reveal smoothed regions such as those affected by oil pollution.

    • Retrieval of water quality parameters using VIS/NIR sensor. The aim of the research was the validation and development of the algorithms (empirical or analytical) for the retrieval of water quality parameters in the coastal marine area (chloropyll concentration, total suspend material ecc). From 2006 to 2008 the research activity was included in the IMCA project framework, and it was focused on the setup and realization of in situ measurements of radiometric and bio-physics parameters in the three sites of IMCA projects, and the following analysis of these data in conjunction with satellite data.

     

    Name and address of employer

    ISSIA-CNR

    Italian National Research Council

    Institute of Intelligent System for Automation

    Via Amendola 122/0

    Bari, 70126

     

     

    Dates

    From 1st August 2002 to 31st May 2003

    Occupation or position held

    Research assistant

    Main activities and responsibilities

    The aim of research was the validation and development of the ocean color algorithms for the retrieval of clorophyll concentration using remote sensed data (in particular data from SeaWiFS sensor) in the coastal marine area of italian seas. The research was included in the SPICAMAR project which was  funded by MURST (Italian Minister of University and Reaserch) and was focused on a GIS development for the analysis of environmental and physical parameters of water in coastal zone.

    Name and address of employer

    Department of Physics

    Universityof  Bari

    Via Amendola 173

    Bari 70126

     

     

    Dates

    From 2004 to date

    Occupation or position held

    teaching experiences

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Training courses in Remote sensing and Erdas Imagine software (4-5 courses per year, duration:2-7 days per courses, from 2010 to date)

    Course of “Ocean remote sensing”  at the post-graduate school in “Technologies for the Remote Sensing from Space” at Department of Physics, University of  Bari (every year from 2004 to 2009)

    Course of “Basic Informatic” at Comune di Bari  (2008)

    Course of “Basic Informatic” at Comune di Brindisi (2008)

    Course of “General physics II, exercise” a the second year of the Degree course in Telecommunication Engineering at Technical University of Bari (2004)

    Course of “General physics I, exercise” a the first year of the Degree course in Telecommunication Engineering at Technical University of Bari (2005)

     

     

     

    Education and training

     

     

     

    Dates

    May 2007

    Title of qualification awarded

    Phd in Physics at Università degli Studi di Bari

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

      Validation of method for the Study of Coastal Waters using Satellite sensors

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Department of Physics

    Universityof  Bari

    Bari

    Italy

     

     

    Dates

    September 2006

    Title of qualification awarded

    Participation to International Summer School

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

      Advanced Training Course on Ocean Remote Sensing: Methods, Tools and Applications

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

      European Space Agency (ESA)

      University of Hamburg

      Hamburg

      Germany 

     

     

    Dates

     29th August  to 3rd September 2005

    Title of qualification awarded

      Participation to International Summer School

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

      Hydrological modelling and water cycle. Coupling of the atmospheric and hydrological models

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Universityof L’Aquila

    L’Aquila

    Italy

     

     

    Dates

    22-31 May 2003

    Title of qualification awarded

    Participation to International Summer School

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Atmospheric Remote Sensing

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Universityof Wisconsin

    Madison

    USA

     

     

    Dates

    25-30  August 2002

    Title of qualification awarded

    Participation to International Summer School

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Remote sensing of the Earth’s Enviroment from Terra

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Universityof L’Aquila

    L’Aquila

    Italy

     

     

    Dates

    22 July 2002

    Title of qualification awarded

    Master Degree in Physics

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Use of remote sensing data for monitoring of biological parameters in coastal waters: application to the gulf of Taranto

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Department of Physics

    Universityof  Bari

    Bari

    Italy

     

     

    Personal skills and competences

     

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

     

     

    Other language(s)

    English, French (basic)

     

     

    Technical skills and competences

    GIS and image elaboration software: ERDAS IMAGINE, ENVI, ARCGIS, GRASS.

    Software development: Matlab, IDL, Python, C

    Web Creating (HTML), Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Telecommunications internet-based and not, Databases, Vectorial and Painting Graphic elaboration, Statistical data elaboration

    Basic knowledge of  SQL

     

     

    Computer skills and competences

    Known Operative Systems:

    Microsoft Windows OS, and MS-DOS

    Linux: Debian and related distributions, fedora.

     

     

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