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Andrea Taramelli

Role: Associate Professor in Geomorphology and phisical geography
Department: Science, Technology and Society


Andrea Taramelli is Professor Associate at IUSS University, Pavia and Senior Scientist in Remote Sensing and Surface Coastal Process at the Institute for Environmental Protection and Research Rome. He has degrees from the University of Perugia and Master Business Administration applied to environment from University of Pisa (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna). His doctorate on landslide singularities (power-law concept) was undertaken jointly between the University of Perugia under Professor Carlo Cattuto and Jeff Weissel's geomorphology group at the LDEO of Columbia University. His postdoc was on Assessing topography and surface changes using SAR techniques and multispectral imagery at LDEO of Columbia University. He took up a University Lectureship position (2003-2007) and Fellowship at Perugia University (2006 - 2009), and a Lectureship at La Sapienza University Roma (2009-2011). He is actually teaching at IUSS Pavia “Economical aspect of Space Strategy” and “GIS and Remote sensing’ for master and PhD Programme in Risk and Emergency Management. His research includes science at the forefront of the development that links short-term surface processes to the long term development and dynamics of surface systems (Project Leader of GREEN DG ECHO, Project Scientist of two Operational Services implementation ASI-ISPRA projects on Habitat Mapping and Air Quality; Project Scientist of industrial research and development in the field of experimental smart cities and communities: smart technologies for the management of water resources for irrigation and civil use; co-I of ECOPOTENTIAL DG Research, co-I of Copernicus User Uptake LOT1 and LOT2 DG Grow; co-I of In-Situ Copernicus Coordination Studies); uses new methodologies to develop earth process theories (“Modelling uncertainties in coastal and marine areas by means of innovative integration of remote sensing systems in morphodinamics modelling” MERMAID DG Research, ECOSTRESS DG ECHO); investigates continental-scale surface system responses to future climate change (THESEUS FP7 and GMES User Uptake LOT1 DG Enterprise implementing Investigation of coastal areas morpho-dynamics using high resolution multispectral images and SAR); innovatively broadens the sedimentary applications of field spec analysis and is redefining understanding of coastal environmental responses to global change drivers, including through the use of multi-proxies to investigate humid-wet transitions (PI “Investigation of the shallow water coastal areas using high resolution hyperspectral-LiDAR data and field spec analysis” and PI of the Hyperspectral CHIME of the ESA ITT); providing coastal area management application within the Maritime Spatial Planning new Framework directive Implementation (JMAP DG Mare project).
Scientific Director of Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca sul Telerilevamento applicato all’osservazione dello spazio e della terra (“CIRTA").
He is Italian national delegate at the European Commission Copernicus User Forum and Copernicus Committee and national expert at the European Maritime Spatial Planning technical group. He is a member of the ‘Technical Space Committee” at the Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri. Member of the Joint Scientific Committee of ASI-ISPRA, head of the Space Economy implementation Group in ISPRA and delegate to the Comitato di Sorveglianza della Space Economy at Ministry of Sustainable Industrial Development.