Burcu Koçoğlu

GIS and Remote Sensing Specialist

Burcu Kocoglu holds a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering for Risk Mitigation at Politecnico di Milano (2017), completing her studies as a merit-based scholarship recipient awarded by the University through her period of study. Having the M.Sc. thesis entitled “Power systemic failures due to a multi-site contingency: An innovative approach to damage data analysis. The blackout crisis in January 2017 in Italy.”, she has concrete academic experience in structural and non-structural mitigation measures of natural and anthropic disasters, emergency planning and response, post-disaster assessment, geospatial data analysis, and thematic mapping. 

She joined ITHACA in February 2019 to support Copernicus Earth Observation services in thematic map production through GIS and remotely sensed imagery technologies in the domain of post-disaster early impact analysis and supplementary geomatics research activities.

Acting as a Technical Officer, she is predominantly involved in the EO services of Copernicus EMS Rapid Mapping (RM), Copernicus Risk and Recovery Mapping (RRM) and Copernicus In-Situ component of the EEA Spatial Data Themes. Additionally, she is a Technical Officer in Internal Quality Management and Reporting for Copernicus RM and is the ITHACA representative to the International Working Group on Satellite-based Emergency Mapping (IWG-SEM).

She has former professional experience in Rome HQ of the United Nations World Food Programme (2017-2018) in the domains of Executive Management and Enterprise Risk Management and prior research experience at Sapienza University of Rome (2013) on Intelligent Transport Systems in collaboration with Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA).