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Andrea Taramelli


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Sciences and Technologies
Training area:
Undergraduate Courses
Role:
Associate Professor of Physical Geography and Remote Sensing

Curriculum vitæ

Dr 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 CO-I of the Hyperspectral 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 ‘Observatory on Space economy’ at the Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri.

 

Biographical Sketch: Andrea Taramelli
E-mail: andrea.taramelli@isprambiente.it - andrea.taramelli@iusspavia.it

(a) Professional Preparation:
Postdoctoral: Geophysics - Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, USA 2002-2004
PhD: Geomorphology - University of Perugia, Italy Dec. 2001
MBA: University of Pisa - Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Italy Nov. 1998 - 1999
Master Degree: Geology - University of Perugia, Italy May 1997

(b) Appointments
Senior Research Scientist, ISPRA, Italy May 08- ong.
Full Professor RS and GIS at IUSS, Pavia Jan 2012 – ong.
Yearly RS and GIS Lecturer to La Sapienza University, Rome 2009 – 2011.
Fellow Research Scientist, Perugia University, Italy May 06 – 2009.
Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory May 04 – Dec 09
Postdoctoral Researcher, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory Feb. 02 - Jan. 04
Visiting PhD Student, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory Nov. 1999 - Nov01

(c) Synergistic Activities
Project Manager to the Italian Ministry of Environment Jan. 2002 – Dec. 2006
Project Manager to Sviluppo Italia, Rome Feb. 2004 – July 2005
Visiting Yearly GIS Lecturer to Perugia University, Jan 2003 – Dec. 2007
Project Officer to Ide@data, Rome Jan. 2002 – June 2003
Project Officer to Arca Consulting, Firenze Feb.1999 – Feb.2000

(d) Expedition and field experience
• Oceanographic campaign within URANIA for Multibeam, core and SSS acquisition of the Marmara sea bottom and for the deployment of the multisensory OBS station w/ L. Gasperini, U. Umut, P. G. Lopez, E. Bonatti. 10/2010 within the Esonet NoE Mission (FP6 Programme).
• PI of the expedition: Field spectroscopy & Laser scanning mapping of coastal morphology in the Lazio coastal areas and the Trasimeno Lake with overpasses of MIVIS Hyperspectral and Lidar Shoals (2009-2010) w/ C. Giardino, L. Disperati, and L. Nicoletti.
• Alashan Desert WinDust Project, Mapping dust storm source regions in the Gobi Desert, China
w/ C. Small, Q. Sun and W. Tao, 10/2005
• Oceanographic campaign within Universitatis for Ocean Bottom Seismometers positioning in the Calabrian Arc w/ M. Tolstoi, A. Amato, L. Seeber and S. Web, 10/2004.

(e) Recent Research projects
PI for ISPRA since 2009 in the THESEUS FP7-ENV, MERMAID FP7-OCEAN, GMES USER UPTAKE Framework contract DG Enterprise; R3i Overseas Areas EU Funding; LIFE+Image; Co-I of JMAP coastal Project DG Mare.
Project Manager of ECOSTRESS - DG ECHO, Co-I for ECOPOTENTIAL H2020 project and also of an intensive successfully granted proposals for Space funding: two Category 1 proposals of European Space agency (2008 and 2013); one category 1 proposals of the DLR Terrasar-x (2012); one category 1 proposal with the Canadian Space Agency for Radarsat data (2013).

(f) Recent Research Papers

Taramelli, A.; Valentini, E.; Cornacchia, L., (2015), Remote Sensing Solutions to Monitor Biotic and Abiotic Dynamics in Coastal Ecosystems, Coastal Zones. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-802748-6.00009-7

Manzo C., Valentini E., Taramelli A, Filipponi F., Disperati L. (2015), Spectral characterization of coastal sediments using Field Spectral Libraries, Airborne Hyperspectral Images and Topographic LiDAR Data (FHyL), International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 36, 54–68
Valentini, E.; Taramelli, A.; Filipponi, F.; Giulio, S.; (2015), An effective procedure for EUNIS and Natura 2000 habitat mapping in estuarine ecosystems integrating ecological knowledge and remote sensing analysis, Ocean and Coastal Management, 108: 52-64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ j.ocecoaman.2014.07.015
Taramelli, A.; DiMatteo, L.; Ciavola, P.; Guadagnano, F.; Tolomei, C. (2015), Temporal evolution of patterns and processes of the coastal area in Bevano Estuary (Northern Adriatic) - Italy. Ocean and Coastal Management, 108: 74-88, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2014.06.021
Taramelli, A.; Valentini, E.; Sterlacchini, S.; (2015), A GIS-based approach for hurricane hazard and vulnerability assessment in the Cayman Islands. Ocean and Coastal Management, 108: 116-130, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2014.07.021
Pieralice, F., Proietti, R., La Valle, P., Giorgi, G., Mazzolena, M., Taramelli, A., & Nicoletti, L. (2014). An innovative methodological approach in the frame of Marine Strategy Framework Directive: A statistical model based on ship detection SAR data for monitoring programmes. Marine environmental research, 102, 18-35. DOI:10.1016/j.marenvres.2014.07.006
Taramelli, A.; Valentini, E.; Cornacchia, L.; Mandrone, S.; Monbaliu, J.; Thompson, R.; Hogart, S.; Zanuttigh, B. (2014), Modelling uncertainty in estuarine system by means of combined approach of optical and radar remote sensing, Coastal Engineering. 87: 77-96 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2013.11.001

 


 

 

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