Francesco Pirotti

Francesco Pirotti is associate professor at the Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry of University of Padova. His research interests are in remote sensing applications for forestry and the environmental sciences, natural hazards and risk, in particular using laser scanning (lidar) data. He uses collaborative web solutions for applying new algorithms to large remote sensing datasets. He has also investigated full-waveform lidar data for forestry applications. He is in several national and international scientific committees and research groups related to geomatics.
He teaches remote sensing and geographic information systems in higher-education and holds several connected external courses.

He is author of 90+ articles in national and international journals; 82 of which peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Part of Editorial/Scientific Board for the following Journals:
- Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment (Elsevier)
- Geomatics Natural Hazards and Risk (Taylor and Francis)
- Applied Geomatics (Springer)
- Bollettino SIFET (Società Italiana di Fotogrammetria e Topografia)
- ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (Elsevier) [2012-2016]

Active reviewer in the following journals:
- ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (outstanding contributor)
- Remote Sensing of Environment
- Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk
- International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation
- Methods in Ecology and Evolution
- IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters
- Forests
- Remote Sensing
- Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing
- Canadian Journal of Forest Research
- European Journal of Remote Sensing
- Applied Geomatics
- iForest

Guest Editor for the following special issues/proceedings: Name of Special Issue (journal name - editors):
- “Open science for Earth remote sensing: latest developments in software and data” – invited guest editor of special issue (Journal of Open Geospatial Data, Software and Standards – Springer).
- Laser Scanning 2013 - ISPRS Workshop (Annals of ISPRS - Copernicus)
- The Role of Geomatics in Hydrogeological Risk: (Geomatics Natural Hazards and Risk -Taylor&Francis) - 2015
- Proceedings of the ISPRS Workshop in "The Role of Geomatics in Hydrogeological Risk": (Archives of ISPRS -Copernicus) - 2013

Organizing / Scientific committee for the following conferences/workshops:
- ISPRS Congress, Prague,Czech Rep., June 2016
- ISPRS GeoSpatial Week, La Grande Motte, France, September 2015
- ISPRS TC V Symposium, Riva del Garda June 2014
- ISPRS “Laser Scanning 2013” Antalya, Turkey, November 2013
- “The Role of Geomatics in Hydrogeological Risk” Padova, Italy, February 2013.
- "Mobile Mapping Technologies 2007" Padova, Italy, July 2007.

- Scientific committtee in SIFET the Italian Society of Photogrammetry and Topography (2015 - )
- Organizing Committee of "Innsbruck Alpine Summer School 2015 - Close Range Sensing Techniques in Alpine Terrain" c/o ISPRS and University of Innsbruck (2014-2015)
- Scientific committee in NASA WW Europa Challenge 2014 as part of the mentor of the participating teams.
- NASA World Wind Europa Challenge 2013 mentor of winning team on project "Air-Quality Data 3D Visualization" -
- 2012 - 2016: Secretary of Working Group 3 Technical Commission 5 of the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)

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