SC-9: Advanced Satellite Techniques for Environmental Monitoring (ASTEM)

Monday 6 to Friday 10 July, 8:30 – 17:30

Presented by

Valerio Tramutoli, University of Basilicata, Nicola Pergola, Teodosio Lacava, Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis of Italian National Research Council


The course will offer to the students the basic and specialized knowledge on the use of Satellite Remote Sensing Techniques for Environmental Monitoring.

It will be organized in two modules, ASTEM-0 (3 days and ½ ) and ASTEM-1 (1 day): the first one will be devoted to offer to the students the basic knowledge of remote sensing concepts, instruments and data analysis techniques, the second one will be devoted to offer the theoretical basis and practical demonstration (by test-cases) of the application of satellite remote sensing observations to a selection of different natural, environmental and security related emergencies.

Both modules will be drawn to be self-sufficient as far as basic physical principles are concerned in order to be understandable even for not specialist and under-graduate students (no specific background on physics and/or mathematics is then required). Both modules will be based on theoretical (classroom) and practical (laboratory) lessons given by well recognized specialists in the Satellite Remote Sensing field.

The possibility to apply for fellowships (6-12 months) for training and research at Italian Satellite Remote Sensing Laboratories will be offered to the participants.

Further information about course content.

Principal Instructor Biography

Valerio Tramutol Dr Prof. Agg.te. Born 28/12/57 in Potenza (Italy), Degree in Physics at Rome “La Sapienza” University. Since 1990 he is at the University of Basilicata, as senior researcher (since 1993) where presently holds as Aggregate Professor the courses on General Physics and on Natural and Environmental Hazards Satellite Remote Sensing at the Faculty of Engineering. Since 1991 he has been visiting scientist in the main international centres involved in the Earth’s observation by satellite and has taken part as PI or co-investigator in several national and international projects as well as international scientific groups (in the framework of EU, ESA, ASI, CNRS, EUMETSAT, NASA, NASDA, CEOS, IGOS activities).

Since 2001 is the responsible for the Satellite Data Analysis Laboratory (LADSAT) at the Department of Environmental Engineering and Physics (DIFA) of Basilicata University. His research activity has been focused on the development of new satellite sensors and techniques in the field of natural hazards monitoring and mitigation by satellite remote sensing. He is the proposer of the general RAT (now RST) approach devoted to reduce site effects for a large spectrum of satellite application to natural and environmental hazards monitoring.