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ESA is moving forward with the development of the JUICE mission in which RSLab is the Principal Investigator of the “Radar for Icy Moon Exploration” (RIME). This week JUICE is the Space Science Image of the Week and the official JUICE poster has been published. Continue Reading

Begüm Demir got the very prestigious ERC (European Research Council) Starting Grant with the Project “BigEarth – Accurate and Scalable Processing of Big Data in Earth Observation.” The ERC Starting Grant is given to promising early-career researchers with 2 to 7 years experience after PhD and is based on a very challenging review procedure. The project is awarded for 5 years for the period 2018-2022.

Dr. Massimo Zanetti got the GTTI PhD Award 2017 for the Best PhD thesis presented between May 2016 and April 2017 in the area of Telecommunications and Information Technologies in Italy. The title of the thesis is “Advanced methods for the analysis of multispectral and multitemporal remote sensing images” (Advisor: Prof. Lorenzo Bruzzone). The award consists of certificate and honorarium (1500 Euro).

Prof. Bruzzone has been invited as Keynote Speaker at the 2017 International Workshop on remote Sensing with Intelligent Processing (RSIP), that will be held in Shanghai (China) from 19 to 21 May 2017.

Francesca Bovolo will teach a course for master students  on Remote Sensing and Multitemporal image analysis at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Moscow, Russia. May 15-19, 1017.

The progress in the development of the Radar for Icy Moon Exploration (RIME) in the framework of the Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer (JUICE) of the European Space Agency and the recent successful achievements are briefly highlighted from the local and national newspapers. Continue Reading

The paper “A Data-Driven Identification of Growth-Model Classes for the Adaptive Estimation on Single-Tree Stem Diameter In LiDAR Data”  by Claudia Paris and Lorenzo Bruzzone got the very prestigious Symposium Prize Paper Award (SPPA) at the International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (IGARSS 2016) hold in July 2016 in Beijing, China. The paper was “judged to be of exceptional merit” and resulted the winner out of more than 1000 papers presented in the oral sessions at the symposium. The award consists of  certificate and honorarium (US$1250)

The Radar for Icy Moon Exploration (RIME) on-board the JUICE (Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer) mission successfully passed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR). The PDR  is a key milestone for the development of the radar. The review process has been very articulated. It started in mid July 2016 and ended on 14-15 December 2016 with a co-location meeting in ESA-ESTEC (Noordwjik).
The overall instrument review was conducted by the European Space Agency (with the support of Airbus, the JUICE spacecraft Prime Contractor). The process involved as key events: i) the Italian Space Agency review for the Digital Electronic Unit (Rome, 16 November 2016), and ii) the NASA review for the Transmitter, Receiver and Matching Network Units (Pasadena, US, 29-39 November 2016). The RIME team successfully completed all the steps.