University of Pavia, Telecomunications and Remote Sensing Laboratory

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The Remote Sensing Group in the Telecommunications Lab at the Department of Electronics has specific experience in promoting, managing and developing research activity in remote sensing, especially focused on the urban environment. UNIPV has been developing in the recent years a significant track record of research activities in the field of optical (multi- and hyperspectral) and SAR urban remote sensing, collaborating with various universities and companies. The activities of the Group are supported by a number of international collaborations, with various Italian universities, the Joint Research Center in Ispra (Italy), Arizona State University, University of Colorado, University of Texas and Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the USA, DLR, FGAN-FOM, University of Hannover and Technical University of Munich in Germany, ENST (France).

From 1999 to 2001 the group has been leading a Pavia University research project: “Monitoring catastrophic events at different spatio-temporal scales using aerial/satellite images and GIS data”, in co-operation with the Department of Structural Mechanics, the Department of Civil Engineering and the Department of Environmental Engineering. In 2002 the Group has been involved in the acquisition of hyperspectral data over Pavia for applications to urban management, in response to a call for data applications issued by DLR in the framework of the EU HySens project. Data from both the DAIS and the ROSIS sensors have been acquired and will be analyzed for further interpretation sing advanced methodologies to the aim of a better environmental characterization of the urban environment. UNIPV was also Research Leader in the GUS (GMES Urban Services) project funded by ESA, has been involved in RESPOND and IIM-TS projects, equally funded by ESA for EO data exploitation. It has been involved in the HYPERINET FP6 Marie Curie RTN, still ongoing. Finally, the research group has been the promoter of three very successful workshops, named GRSS/ISPRS Joint Workshops on “Data Fusion and Remote Sensing over Urban Areas” (URBAN in short).