GIS and Remote Sensing Specialist
Vanina is currently involved in research activities in the environmental context by means of remote sensed data analysis, such as multi-spectral and HR satellite images photo-interpretation for Land Cover and Land Cover Change quality assessment, and in the drafting of international project proposals related to geomatic and remote sensing topics. She is Quality Manager Assistant.
Vanina joined ITHACA in May 2018 as collaborator in the production of thematic maps in support of disaster management within the Copernicus Emergency Management Service - Rapid Mapping.
Before joining ITHACA, she collaborated with the University of Minnesota, Department of Forest Resources (MN, USA), and with the USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Grand Rapids (MN), for the processing of aerial LiDAR data as support to forest inventories for forest caracterisation (2014/2015). In 2016 she won a scholarship at DISAFA, University of Torino (Italy) focused on ALS (Aerial Laser Scanner) applications in the forest context, forest characterisation and estimate uncertainty evaluation.
Vanina holds a Master’s degree in Soil conservation and forest territory management (University of Torino, 2012) and a PhD in Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences (University of Torino, 2016), with focus on the use of geomatics techniques and remote sensed data processing for applications in the forest context, e.g. aerial LiDAR data, optical satellite data.