Cristina Monaco

GIS and Remote Sensing Specialist

Cristina Monaco is specialized in processing and interpretation of satellite imagery,  production of thematic maps with GIS applications, assessment of reference spatial data and support to early impact analyses. She has a varied experience in lecturing activities at Politecnico di Torino.

She joined ITHACA in May 2013. Currently, she acts as coordinator on the Copernicus In-Situ component of the European Environment Agency on geospatial reference data. She is involved in the technical coordination of ITHACA production site for the Copernicus Emergency Management Service – Rapid Mapping module and Risk and Recovery module and also in the production coordination for the Risk and Recovery Service.

He also works on: i) SRM as coordinator for analysis of containerships and Ro-Ro AIS historical movements and port calls aimed at identifying major commercial patterns since 2017; ii) Global Land High Resolution Hot Spot Monitoring Service for analysis of land cover and land cover change by means of satellite image interpretation

Before joining ITHACA, she works with the Higher Institute on Territorial Systems for Innovation (Torino 2011-2015) for national and international research projects relating to valuation and classification of natural and cultural heritage, preservation of environmental assets, UNESCO nomination, database development, historical maps, planning and land management. Since 2015 she collaborates with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism to digitize and update the national inventory.

Cristina holds a Master’s degree in Architecture (Restoration and Valorization) (Politecnico di Torino, 2008) and a PhD in Architectural Heritage and Landscape (Politecnico di Torino, 2011).