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ISSIA CNR – Bari

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SHORT BIO

Fabio Bovenga received the laurea degree and the Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Bari (Italy), in 1997 and 2005, respectively. He was at the University of Bari until 2007 then, he joined the Italian Research Council where at present he is researcher
at ISSIA institute in Bari.
His main research interests concern advanced processing techniques for Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imaging and  SAR interferometry and, the application of multi-temporal / multi-frequencies analysis to ground monitoring. In particular he developed a SAR differential interferometric technique aimed at detecting targets on the ground that behave coherently in time so that it is possible to measure their movement with a precision of few millimetres. The technique is devoted to the environmental monitoring and in particular to the slope instability detection and prevention. He is also involved in the exploitation of new generation of wide band SAR data (COSMO-SkyMed, TerraSAR-X). He had designed and developed the innovative algorithm of multichromatic analysis of SAR data which has been experimented with both COSMO-SkyMed and TerraSAR-X spotlight data for height retrieval, absolute ranging and vessel detection. He participated to many scientific projects founded by national ad international space agencies (ASI/ESA/NASA) as well as by the European Union and, he has co-authored more than 100 among journal papers and conference communications. Since 2002 he is lecturer on SAR / InSAR principles and techniques at the Master on “Spaceborne Remote Sensing” of Bari University.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. Wasowski, J.; Bovenga, F.; Nutricato, R.; Nitti, D. O.; Chiaradia, M. T.

    High resolution satellite multi-temporal interferometry for monitoring infrastructure instability hazards, Infrastructure journal, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2017

  2. F. Bovenga, G. Pasquariello, R. Pellicani, A. Refice, G. Spilotro

    Landslide monitoring for risk mitigation by using corner reflector and satellite SAR interferometry: The large landslide of Carlantino (Italy), Catena, Vol. 151, 1 April 2017, Pages 49-62

  3. Xue Y.; Meng X.; Wasowsk J.; Chen G.; Li K.; Guo P.; Bovenga F.; Zeng R.

    Spatial analysis of surface deformation distribution detected by persistent scatterer interferometry in Lanzhou Region, China, Environmental Earth Sciences, Vol. 75, 2016

  4. A. Refice, G. Pasquariello, F. Bovenga, V. Festa, P. Acquafredda, G. Spilotro

    "Investigating uplift in Lesina Marina (Southern Italy) with the aid of persistent scatterers SAR interferometry and in situ measurements", Environmental earth sciences, Vol. 75, No. 3, 2016

  5. Nitti D.O.; Bovenga F.; Chiaradia M.T.; Greco M.; Pinelli G.

    Feasibility of using synthetic aperture radar to aid UAV navigation, Sensors, 15(8), 18334-18359, 2015

  6. Bovenga, F.; Derauw, D.; Rana, F. M.; Barbier, C.; Refice, A.; Veneziani, N.; Vitulli, R.

    Multi-Chromatic Analysis of SAR Images for Coherent Target Detection, Remote Sensing, Vol.6, No.9, 2014

  7. Bovenga F.; Rana F.M.; Refice A.; Veneziani N.

    Multichromatic Analysis of Satellite Wideband SAR Data, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, , vol.11, no.10, pp.1767,1771, Oct. 2014. DOI: 10.1109/LGRS.2014.2308420. ISSN: 1545-598X , 2014

  8. Janusz Wasowski, Fabio Bovenga

    Investigating landslides and unstable slopes with satellite Multi Temporal Interferometry: Current issues and future perspectives, Engineering geology, Vol. 174, pp. 103-138, 2014

  9. A. Refice, D. Capolongo, G. Pasquariello, A. D’Addabbo, F. Bovenga, R. Nutricato, F. P. Lovergine, L. Pietranera

    SAR and InSAR for flood monitoring: examples with COSMO-SkyMed data, in IEEE journal of selected topics in applied earth observations and remote sensing, Vol. 7, No. 10, ISSN: 2151-1535, 2014

  10. F. Bovenga, D. O. Nitti, G. Fornaro, F. Radicioni, A. Stoppini, R. Brigante

    Using C/X-band SAR interferometry and GNSS measurements for the Assisi landslide analysis, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 34, No. 11, 4083–4104, 2013

  11. F. Bovenga, V. M. Giacovazzo, A. Refice, and N. Veneziani

    Multichromatic Analysis of InSAR Data, IEEE Transactions on geoscience and remote sensing, Vol. 51, No. 9, 2013

  12. A. Refice, A. Belmonte, F. Bovenga, G. Pasquariello, R. Nutricato

    On the interpolation of sparse-grid InSAR data without need of phase unwrapping, European Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 46, 2013

  13. D. O. Nitti, F. Bovenga, R. Nutricato, F. Intini, M. T. Chiaradia

    On the use of COSMO/SkyMed data and Weather Models for interferometric DEM generation, European Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 46, 2013

  14. F. Bovenga, J. Wasowski, D.O. Nitti, R. Nutricato, M.T. Chiaradia

    Using COSMO/SkyMed X-band and ENVISAT C-band SAR interferometry for landslides analysis, Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 119, 16 April 2012, Pages 272-285, ISSN 0034-4257

  15. M. Czarnogórska, M. Graniczny, S. Uoecinowicz, R. Nutricato, S. Triggiani, D. O. Nitti, F. Bovenga, J. Wasowski

    Ground deformations along SW coast of the Gulf of Gdansk analysed using satellite radar interferometry, Przeglad Geologiczny, Vol. 60, No. 3, 2012

  16. D. O. Nitti, R. F. Hanssen, A. Refice, F. Bovenga, R. Nutricato

    Impact of DEM-Assisted Coregistration on High-Resolution SAR Interferometry, IEEE Transactions on geoscience and remote sensing, Vol. 49, 2011

  17. A. Refice, A. Belmonte, F. Bovenga, G. Pasquariello

    On the Use of Anisotropic Covariance Models in Estimating Atmospheric DInSAR Contributions, IEEE Geoscience and remote sensing letters, Vol. 8, 2011

  18. D. Reale, D. O. Nitti, D. Peduto, R. Nutricato, F. Bovenga, G. Fornaro

    Post-seismic Deformation Monitoring With The COSMO/SKYMED Constellation, IEEE Geoscience and remote sensing letters, Vol. 8, 2011

  19. M. Graniczny, F. Bovenga, Z. Kowalski, Z. Perski, A. Piatkowska, M. Surala, S. Ucinowicz, J. Wasowski, A. Zdanowski

    Issues concerning the application of satellite interferometry in geological investigations , Biuletyn Panstwowego Instytutu Geologicznego, Vol. 446, No. 1, 2011

  20. Wasowski J, Bovenga F, Nutricato R, Conte D, Refice A, Graniczny M, Kowalski Z.

    Spatial distribution of subsidence in the Wieliczka Salt Mine area as detected through satellite interferometry, Przeglad Geologiczny, Vol. 57, 2009

CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

  1. Samarelli S.; Lorusso A.P.; Agrimano L.; Nutricato R.; Bovenga F.; Nitti D.O.; Chiaradia M.T.

    Rheticus: An automatic cloud-based geo-information service platform for territorial monitoring, Proc. SPIE 10003, SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XVI, 100030M (October 18, 2016);

  2. F. Bovenga, A. Refice, A. Belmonte , G. Pasquariello

    Comparative analysis of recent satellite missions for Multi-temporal SAR interferometry, SPIE SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XVI, Vol. 10003, Edinburgh, UK, September 26-29, 2016

  3. F. Bovenga, A. Refice, G. Pasquariello, D. O. Nitti, R. Nutricato

    (2014) Corner reflectors and multi-temporal SAR inteferometry for landslide monitoring, SPIE SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XIV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 22-25 September 2014

  4. R. Nutricato, D. O. Nitti, F. Bovenga, A. Refice, M. T. Chiaradia

    (2014) Exploitation of a large COSMO-SkyMed interferometric dataset, SPIE SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XIV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 22-25 September 2014

  5. D. Conte ; F. Bovenga ; A. Refice ; D. O. Nitti ; R. Nutricato ; M. T. Chiaradia

    (2014) Suitability of COSMO-SkyMed constellation for radargrammetric DEM generation, SPIE SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XIV, 2014

  6. D’Addabbo A.; Refice A.; Pasquariello G.; Bovenga F.; Chiaradia M.T.; Nitti D.O.

    (2014) "A Bayesian network for flood detection", IGARSS 2014, Quebec City, Canada, 14-19 July, 2014

  7. F.M. Rana, M. Adamo, G. Pasquariello, G. De Carolis, S. Morelli and F. Bovenga

    (2014) A simplified Local Gradient method for the retrieval of SAR-derived sea surface wind directions. In Proceedings of EUSAR 2014, 10th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, Berlin, Germany, 03 - 05 June 2014. ISBN 978-3-8007-3607-2

  8. R. Nutricato, D. O. Nitti, F. Bovenga, A. Refice, J. Wasowski, M. T. Chiaradia

    (2013) C/X-band SAR interferometry applied to ground monitoring: examples and new potentials, in SPIE Remote Sensing - SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XIII, Dresden, Germany, 23-26 Sept. 2013

  9. F. Bovenga, F. Rana, A. Refice, D.O. Nitti, N. Veneziani

    (2013) Frequency coherent vs. temporally coherent targets, in IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, 20-26 July, 2013, DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2013.6721103. ISSN 2153-6996. ISBN: 978-1-4799-1113-4

  10. A. Refice, G. Pasquariello, A. D’Addabbo, F. Bovenga, R. Nutricato, D. Capolongo, A. Lepera, L. Pietranera, S. Manfreda, A. Cantisani, A. Sole

    (2013) Inundation monitoring through high-resolution SAR/InSAR data and 2D hydraulic simulations, in 33rd EARSeL Symposium, Matera, Italy, 3-6 June 2013

  11. F. Bovenga, D. Derauw, C. Barbier, F. M. Rana, A. Refice, N. Veneziani, R. Vitulli

    (2013) Multi-chromatic analysis of SAR images for target analysis, in Proc. SPIE 8891, SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XIII, 889104 (October 17, 2013). DOI:10.1117/12.2028962

  12. A. Refice, D. Capolongo, A. Lepera, G. Pasquariello, L. Pietranera, F. Volpe, A. D’Addabbo, F. Bovenga

    (2013) SAR and InSAR for flood monitoring: examples with COSMO/SkyMed data, in IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, 20-26 July, 2013

  13. Bovenga, F.; Refice, A.; Pasquariello, G.

    (2012) Using corner reflectors and X-band SAR interferometry for slope instability monitoring in CNIT Tyrrhenian Workshop 2012, Napoli, 12-14 Sept. 2012

  14. F. Radicioni, A. Stoppini, R. Brigante, G. Fornaro, F. Bovenga, D. O. Nitti

    (2012) InSAR, GNSS and leveling comparison on multi-annual series for the study of landslide surface deformation, in MIMOS 2012, Campus Universitario Tor Vergata, Roma, October 9-11, 2012

  15. D. O. Nitti, F. Bovenga

    (2012) Interferometric DEM generation from COSMO-SkyMED data: potentials and challenges, in 2012 IEEE GOLD Remote Sensing Conference, Roma, CNR, June, 4-5, 2012

  16. F. Bovenga, F. Rana, A. Refice, D.O. Nitti, N. Veneziani

    (2012) Interferometric Multi-Chromatic Analysis of COSMO-SkyMed Data for Height Retrieval, in IGARSS 2012, Monaco (Germania), July 22-27, 2012, DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2012.6350579. ISSN: 2153-6996. E-ISBN: 978-1-4673-1158-8. Print ISBN: 978-1-4673-1160-1

  17. F. Bovenga, V. M. Giacovazzo, A. Refice, D.O. Nitti, N. Veneziani

    (2012) Interferometric multi-chromatic analysis of high resolution X-band data, in Fringe 2011 Workshop, Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry from ESA and 3rd party missions, Frascati (Roma), 19-23, September 2011

  18. F. Radicioni, A. Stoppini, G. Fornaro, F. Bovenga, D. O. Nitti

    (2012) Long-Term GNSS and SAR Data Comparison for the Deformation Monitoring of the Assisi Landslide, in FIG Working Week 2012 in Rome, Rome, May, 6-10 2012

  19. Fabio Bovenga, Leonardo Gallitelli, Davide O. Nitti

    (2012) Multi-chromatic analysis of a single SAR image for absolute ranging, in SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XII, Edinburgh, , United Kingdom, September 24, 2012

  20. L. Gallitelli, F. Bovenga

    (2012) Multi-chromatic analysis of a single SAR image for absolute ranging, in 2012 IEEE GOLD Remote Sensing Conference, Roma, CNR, June, 4-5

  21. F. Bovenga, F.M. Rana, A. Refice, N. Veneziani

    (2012) Multi-chromatic analysis of high resolution X-band SAR data, in VII Riunione Annuale CeTeM-AIT, Bari, 4-5 Dicembre. 2012

  22. D. O. Nitti, F. Bovenga, R. Nutricato, F. Intini, M. T. Chiaradia, R. Pacione, F. Vespe

    (2012) On the use of COSMO-SkyMed SAR data and Numerical Weather Models for interferometric DEM generation, in IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Munich, July, 22-27

  23. Davide O. Nitti, Fabio Bovenga, Alberto Morea, Fabio M. Rana, Luciano Guerriero, M. Greco, G. Pinelli

    (2012) On the use of SAR interferometry to aid navigation of UAV, in Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, Coastal Waters, and Large Water Regions 2012, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, September 24, 2012, DOI:10.1117/12.974563. ISSN: 0277-786X. ISBN: 9780819492722

  24. Fabio Bovenga, Alberto Refice and Guido Pasquariello

    (2012) Using Corner Reflecors and X-band SAR Interferometry for Slope Instability Monitoring, in CNIT Tyrrhenian Workshop 2012, Napoli, 12-14 Sept. 2012

  25. R. Nutricato, J. Wasowski, F. Bovenga, A. Refice, G. Pasquariello, D. O. Nitti, M. T. Chiaradia

    (2011) C/X-band SAR interferometry used to monitor slope instability in Daunia, Italy, in Second World Landslide Forum WLF, Roma, 3-7 October 2011

  26. F. Bovenga, V.M. Giacovazzo, A. Refice, N. Veneziani, D.Derauw, R. Vitulli

    (2011)“ Interferometric multi-chromatic analysis of TerraSAR-X data, ”in TerraSAR-X Science Team Meeting, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

  27. F. Bovenga, D. O. Nitti, R. Nutricato, M. T. Chiaradia

    (2010) C- & X-band SAR interferometric analysis over Alpine and Appenine regions, in ESA Living Planet, Bergen, Norway

  28. F. Bovenga, A. Refice, R. Nutricato, F. Rana, D.O. Nitti, M.T.Chiaradia

    (2010) Multi-Temporal DInSAR Analysis with X-Band High-Resolution SAR Data: Examples and Potential, in SPIE Remote Sensing 2010, Toulouse, France, September 2010

  29. D.O. Nitti, F. Bovenga, R. Nutricato, F. Rana, C. D’Aprile, P. Frattini, G.B. Crosta, M.T. Chiaradia, G. Ober, L. Candela

    (2009) C- and X-band multi-pass InSAR analysis over Alpine areas (ITALY). In Proceedings of SPIE Europe Remote Sensing, Berliner Congress Centre - Berlin, Germany, 31 August - 3 September 2009. DOI: 10.1117/12.849210. ISBN: 9780819477828

  30. D.O. Nitti, F. Bovenga, F. Rana, R. Nutricato, M. Tragni, M.T. Chiaradia, G. Ober, L. Candela

    (2009) On the use of C- and X-band SAR data for studying the ground deformations induced by the April 6th, 2009 Earthquake in Abruzzo. In Proceedings of FRINGE 2009 - Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry, ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, 30 November - 4 December 2009. ISBN 978-92-9221-241-4. ISSN 1609-042X

  31. R. Nutricato, D.O. Nitti, F. Bovenga, F. Rana, C. D’Aprile, P. Frattini, G. Crosta, G. Venuti, M.T. Chiaradia, G. Ober, L. Candela

    (2009) MORFEO PROJECT: C- and X-Band SAR interferometric analysis over Alpine regions (Italy). In Proceedings of FRINGE 2009 - Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry, ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, 30 November - 4 December 2009. ISBN 978-92-9221-241-4. ISSN 1609-042X

  32. F. Agliardi, F. Bovenga, L. Candela, M.T. Chiaradia, G.B. Crosta, C. D’Aprile, G. Fornaro, P. Frattini, M. Gilardoni, F. Guzzetti, R. Lanari, D.O. Nitti, R. Nutricato, G. Ober, F. Rana, G. Venuti, G. Zeni

    (2009) Attività di elaborazione di dati EO SAR su aree in frana nell’ambito del progetto ASI MORFEO. Atti 13a Conferenza Nazionale ASITA, Fiera del Levante - Bari, Italia, 1 - 4 Dicembre 2009. ISBN: 978-88-903132-2-6.

  33. D.O. Nitti, F. Rana, F. Bovenga, R. Nutricato, M. Tragni, M.T. Chiaradia, G. Ober, L. Candela

    (2009) Analisi del sisma del 6 Aprile 2009 in Abruzzo con tecniche di Interferometria SAR differenziale. Atti 13a Conferenza Nazionale ASITA, Fiera del Levante - Bari, Italia, 1 - 4 Dicembre 2009. ISBN: 978-88-903132-2-6

  34. F. Bovenga; V. M. Giacovazzo; A. Refice; N. Veneziani; R. Vitulli

    (2009) A First validation experiment for a multi-chromatic analysis (MCA) of SAR data starting from SLC images, in 2009 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Cape Town, South Africa, 12-17 July, 2009

  35. A. Refice, F. Bovenga, G. Pasquariello, T. Caggiano, A. Fiore, G. Garofalo

    (2009) Integrated Monitoring of Landslides in Daunia (Southern Italy) Through InSAR and In Situ Measurements, in FRINGE 2009, Frascati (RM), Italy, 30 November - 4 December 2009

  36. M. Triggiani, A. Refice, D. Capolongo, F. Bovenga, M. Caldara

    (2009) Investigation of Subsidence in the Manfredonia Gulf (Southern Italy) Through Multitemporal DInSAR Techniques, in FRINGE 2009, Frascati (RM), Italy, 2009

  37. A. Belmonte, A. Refice, F. Bovenga, G. Pasquariello

    (2009) Modelli anisotropi di covarianza del contributo atmosferico di dati DInSAR, in 13a Conferenza Nazionale ASITA, Bari, 2009

  38. D. O. Nitti, L. De Vitis, R. Nutricato, F. Bovenga, A. Refice, J. Wasowski

    (2009) Multi-temporal L-band SAR interferometry confirms C-band spatial patterns of subsidence in the ancient Wieliczka Salt Mine (UNESCO Heritage Site, Poland), in FRINGE 2009, Frascati (RM), Italy, 30 November - 4 December 2009

  39. A. Refice, A. Belmonte, F. Bovenga, G. Pasquariello

    (2009) On the Use of Anisotropic Covariance Models in Estimating Atmospheric DInSAR Contributions, in FRINGE 2009, Frascati (RM), Italy, 30 November - 4 December 2009

  40. D.O. Nitti, R. Nutricato, F. Bovenga, F. Rana, D. Conte, G. Milillo , L. Guerriero

    (2009) Quantitative Analysis of Stripmap And Spotlight SAR Interferometry with Cosmo-SkyMed constellation. In Proceedings of IGARSS 2009, Cape Town, South Africa, July 13 - 17 2009. DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2009.5418249. E-ISBN: 978-1-4244-3395-7. Print ISBN: 978-1-4244-3394-0

  41. M. Triggiani, A. Refice, D. Capolongo, F. Bovenga, M. Caldara

    (2009) STUDIO DELLA SUBSIDENZA NEL GOLFO DI MANFREDONIA (FG) CON AUSILIO DI TECNICHE D-InSAR, in 13a Conferenza Nazionale ASITA, Bari, 2009

  42. D. O. Nitti, R. Nutricato, F. Bovenga, A. Refice, M.T. Chiaradia, and L. Guerriero

    (2009) TerraSAR-X InSAR Multi-Pass Analysis on Venice (Italy), in SPIE 2009, Berlin, Germany, 31 Aug 2009