Earth Observation Satellite Images Application Laboratory

The laboratory is focused on the development of innovative applications of satellite/aerial optical (multi- and hyper-spectral) and SAR imagery covering a wide range of fields of interest, as fire monitoring, volcanic eruptions and ash cloud monitoring, oil spill monitoring, environmental monitoring including the development of applications related to security. The laboratory is oriented in particular to the development of automatic applications based on real-time approaches.

Scientific coordinator: Professor Giovanni Laneve


Equipped with software and hardware instruments, and with a wide dataset of satellite images including low as well as very high spatial resolution, both optical and radar, the laboratory relies on two satellite image acquisition systems: one located in Rome, and another one in the Broglio Space Center in Malindi, Kenya.

Rome Station acquires images from SEVIRI (Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager), on board Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) satellite, and images from MODIS and AVHRR satellites, while Malindi Station could acquire high resolution images (Landsat, CBERS, etc.)