The team is composed of highly motivated, top-level competence and experienced persons thinking in an innovative and interdisciplinary way.
Achille Peternier – Senior Software Engineer. MSc in Computer Science at the University of Lausanne and PhD in Informatics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne. Research assistant at the Virtual Reality Laboratory (EPFL), Post-doc research assistant at the Institute of Computational Science, University of Lugano. Expertise in parallel programming, GPGPU, software architecture, performance engineering, computer graphics, and virtual reality.
Alessandro Cattaneo – Earth Observation Engineer. BSc in Telecommunication and Remote Sensing Engineering, University of Pavia. Expertise in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.
Alessio Cantone – Senior Earth Observation Engineer. MSc in Telecommunication and Remote Sensing Engineering, University of Trento. Expertise in SAR interferometry, stereogrammetry, signal and image processing.
Andrey Giardino – Senior Earth Observation Engineer. Msc and PhD in Telecommunications Engineering and Geoinformation at University of Rome Tor Vergata. Expertise in SAR interferometry, stereogrammetry and tomography.
Cristina Furrer-Pasquali – Senior communication. Master in Communication and Economics, PhD in Communication, University of Lugano. Expertise in auditing, consultancy, media, and journalism.
Deborah Santoro – Administrative coordinator. Competent in 4 languages she oversees all administrative and financial aspects of the company and provides secretarial support.
Elisa Destro – Earth Observation Specialist. MSc in Geology and Technical Geology and PhD in Land, Environment, Resources and Health, University of Padova. Expertise in space-time distribution of remote sensed rainfall estimates, hydrological and slope stability models for prediction of flash floods, shallow landslides and debris flow, and numerical analysis of catchment topography.
Francesco Collivignarelli – Earth Observation Engineer. BSc in Telecommunication and Remote Sensing Engineering, University of Pavia. Expertise in multi-temporal SAR and optical data analysis and classification.
Francesco Holecz – Co-founding owner and CEO. MSc and PhD in Geography, both at the Remote Sensing Laboratories, University of Zurich. Research associate at the NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratories. Expertise in SAR, polarimetry, interferometry, SAR-optical data fusion, and land applications.
Giaime Origgi – Earth Observation Engineer. BSc in Telecommunication, Politecnico of Milano. Expertise in terrain surveying, algorithm development and implementation in the land applications domain.
Giulia Tessari – Earth Observation Specialist. MSc in Environmental Engineering and PhD in Earth Sciences at University of Padova. Formerly researcher at the Department of Geosciences at University of Padova. Expertise in SAR data processing and land movement applications, in particular in the domain of measuring and modeling landslide and subsidence motions, and building and infrastructure deformations.
Loris Copa – Earth Observation Specialist. MSc in Environment, University of Lausanne. Expertise in analysis, monitoring, modelization of environmental hazards and stereo-optical algorithms development.
Luca Gatti – Earth Observation Engineer. BSc in Telecommunication and Remote Sensing Engineering, University of Pavia. Expertise in multi-temporal SAR and optical data analysis and classification.
Marco Defilippi – Earth Observation Engineer. BSc in Telecommunication and Remote Sensing Engineering, University of Pavia. Expertise in SAR interferometry and software development in GPU environment.
Massimo Barbieri – Senior Earth Observation Specialist. MSc in Geology, University La Sapienza. Eight years of working activity at the European Space Agency. Expertise in SAR and optical land applications.
Michael Anthony – Business development specialist. MSc in International Relations, University of Bath and Political Science in Paris. Leads the RIICE programme.
Paolo Pasquali – Co-founding owner, President and Technical Director. MSc and PhD in Electronic Engineering, both at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano. Research assistant at the Remote Sensing Laboratories (RSL), University of Zurich. Expertise in SAR, interferometry, polarimetry, signal processing, and land applications.
Paolo Riccardi – Earth Observation Engineer. BSc in Telecommunication and Remote Sensing Engineering, University of Pavia. Expertise in SAR interferometry.
Roberta Curti – Project coordinator. Competent in 4 languages she oversees all project aspects of the company.
Stefano Monaco – Senior Software Engineer. MSc in Computer Science, University of Milano. Extensive experience in telecommunication systems and object-oriented software development.
Gabriele Calastri – Senior Associate and Member of the Board. Master in Surveying and Cartography at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Geomatics Engineering and Land Surveyor. Expertise in Geographic Information System applications and geodata description languages.
Charles Eyre – Senior Associate. He has a long association with the forestry sector, initially in the 1980’s and 90’s as a developer and supplier of ca. 70% of the global requirements of biological forest pest management products, subsequently in the development of the voluntary and mandatory forest carbon market and latterly, he was involved in the development of Earth Observation based applications for the forestry and carbon sector.
Public R&D partners
International Rice Research Institute – Founded in 1960, IRRI is an autonomous, nonprofit agricultural research and training organization with offices in 15 nations. IRRI mission is to reduce poverty and hunger, improve the health of rice farmers and consumers, and ensure environmental sustainability through collaborative research, partnerships, and strengthening of national agricultural research and extension systems.
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia – Founded in 1999, INGV is currently the largest European body dealing with research in Geophysics and Volcanology. The main mission is the monitoring of geophysical phenomena in both the solid and fluid components of the Earth.
Private R&D partners
OrbiSat da Amazonia SA – is a Brazilian technology based company, specialized in remote sensing, electronic equipments and radars for aerial and ground surveillance with industrial facilities in Manaus, and with technological and commercial centers in the cities of Campinas, and Sao Jose dos Campos.
Privateers NV – Keeping a continuous intense scientific research and applications development activity in remote sensing, agrometeorology, and in other fields, PRIVATEERS has developed proprietary very advanced scientific methods, as well as industrial processing chains.