Simone Balbo

GIS Developer

Simone Balbo holds a Master’s degree in Territorial and Environmental Engineering (Politecnico di Torino, 2008) and a PhD in Environmental Protection and Management (Politecnico di Torino, 2012).

He is specialized in the domain of geoinformatics with particular focus on applications related to emergency management: GIS map production, geospatial data processing, satellite remotely sensed data analysis and web mapping development.

Currently he acts as coordinator of ITHACA production site for the Copernicus Emergency Management Service – Rapid Mapping module and Risk and Recovery module, and as tool developer in the same service modules.

He also works on: i) GeoNode based projects as developer (examples are and since 2012; ii) the Copernicus In-Situ component as consultant to the European Environment Agency on geospatial reference data since 2016.