Mr Martino Pesaresi
Martino Pesaresi - Works at the European Commission, Joint Research Center (JRC), contributing to several programs dealing with the use of space technologies for automatic image information retrieval and decision support systems. In 2005-2007 he was the scientific coordinator of the Global Monitoring for Security and Stability (GMOSS) Network of Excellence. From 2007 to 2013, he was the leader of the team “Information Support for Effective and Rapid External Action” (ISFEREA) in the former Global Security and Crisis Management Unit of the JRC, developing remote sensing applications in the areas of post-natural-disaster and post-conflict damage assessment, conflict-related resource monitoring (diamond extraction sites, poppy, coca crops), and risk and exposure mapping. From 2014 to 2016, he was initializing and leading the Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL) project activities of the JRC, establishing new geospatial analytics technologies for assessing the human presence on the planet supporting post-2015 international frameworks as: Sustainable Development Goals, the Disaster Risk Reduction, and the new Urban Agenda. He is the chair of the “Human Planet” international initiative in the frame of the Group of Earth Observation (GEO) work program 2017-2019.