Andrea Taramelli









Academic Position:Associate Professor

School of Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia


Office: IUSS Pavia, Palazzo del Broletto (thirdfloor)

Address: Piazza della Vittoria 15, 27100 Pavia – ITALY



Voice:  +39 0382 375847

Fax:     +39 0382 375899



Research area: Earth Observation and Geomatcis applied to Geomorphology

Courses:          Geomatics and GIS



Dr Andrea Taramelli is Professor Associate at IUSS University, Pavia and Senior Scientist in Remote Sensing and Surface Coastal Process at the Institute for Environmental Protection and Research Rome.

He has degrees from the University of Perugia and Master Business Administration applied to environment from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. His doctorate on landslide singularities (power-law concept) was undertaken jointly between the University of Perugia under Professor Carlo Cattuto and Jeff Weissel’s geomorphology group at the LDEO of Columbia University. His postdoc was on Assessing topography and surface changes using SAR techniques and multispectral imagery at LDEO of Columbia University

He took up a University Lectureship position (2003-2007) and Fellowship at Perugia University (2006 – 2009), and a Lectureship at La Sapienza University Roma (2009-2011).

He is actually teaching at IUSS Pavia “Economical aspect of Space Strategy” and “GIS and Remote sensing’ for master and PhD Programme in Risk and Emergency Management. His research includes science at the forefront of the development that links short-term surface processes to the long term development and dynamics of surface systems (Project Leader of GREEN DG ECHO and Project Scientist of two Operational Services implementation ASI-ISPRA projects on Habitat Mapping and Air Quality by means of innovative integration of remote sensing systems in national scale modelling; Project Scientist of industrial research and development in the field of experimental smart cities and communities: smart technologies for the management of water resources for irrigation and civil use; co-I of ECOPOTENTIAL DG Research, co-I of Copernicus User Uptake LOT1 and LOT2 DG Grow; co-I of In-Situ Copernicus Coordination Studies); uses new methodologies to develop earth process theories (“Modelling uncertainties in coastal and marine areas MERMAID DG Research, ECOSTRESS DG ECHO); investigates continental-scale surface system responses to future climate change (THESEUS FP7 and GMES User Uptake LOT1 DG Grow), innovatively broadens the sedimentary applications of spectral signal analysis and is redefining understanding of surface environmental responses to global change drivers, including through the use of multi-proxies to investigate new possible Sentinel Missions (PI of the CHIME Hyperspectral implementation ESA ITT).

Scientific Director of Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca sul Telerilevamento applicato all’osservazione dello spazio e della terra (“CIRTA”). He is Italian national delegate at the European Commission Copernicus User Forum and Copernicus Committee and national expert at the European Maritime Spatial Planning technical group. He is a member of the ‘Coordination Committee for Space” at the Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri.