Francesco Paolo Lovergine has got a degree (cum laude) in Computer Science in 1991 with a thesis in computer vision. In 1993 he received a national scholarship of two years and successively and later a two years contract with CNR IESI to work on a project of visual reconstruction by optical flow and multi-sensors data fusion. As of the end of 1997 he has a permanent position at CNR ISSIA (formely IESI) as a researcher and initially worked on parallel computing and applications of computer
vision and robotics. He gradually moved his interests and skills in the context of distributed computing applied to earth observation applications and more recently in the context of geographical information systems (GIS) applications, spatial data analysis and methods. As a researcher he partecipated to many national and EU funded research projects (ASI/PQE2000, Morfeo, Lewis, BioSOS and others) and actively served as teacher for the master in Space Technologies for Remote Sensing of University of Bari and other university courses.
After becoming a Debian Developer in 2000, he founded the DebianGis project in 2004 for which he still held the position of project manager, and occasionally cooperates with some mainstream free software GIS projects. DebianGis is currently  the main GIS oriented GNU/Linux world-wide distribution and work team. He is fellow of the Free Software Foundation Europe, member of ACM and one of the first italian OSMappers.


  1. A. D’Addabbo, A. Refice, F. P. Lovergine, G. Pasquariello

    DAFNE: A Matlab toolbox for Bayesian multi-source remote sensing and ancillary data fusion, with application to flood mapping, Computers & geosciences, Vol. 112, 2018

  2. P. Brandolini, A. Cevasco, D. Capolongo, G. Pepe, F. Lovergine, M. Del Monte

    Response of terraced slopes to a very intense rainfall event and relationships with land abandonment: a case study from Cinque Terre (Italy), Land degradation & development, 2016

  3. D’Addabbo, A.; Refice, A.; Pasquariello, G.; Lovergine, Francesco P.; Capolongo, D.; Manfreda, S.

    A Bayesian Network for Flood Detection Combining SAR Imagery and Ancillary Data, IEEE transactions on geoscience and remote sensing, Vol. 54, No. 6, June 2016, Pages 3612-3625

  4. P. Mairota, B. Cafarelli, R. K. Didham, F. P. Lovergine, R. M. Lucas, H. Nagendra, D. Rocchini, C. Tarantino

    "Challenges and opportunities in harnessing satellite remote-sensing for biodiversity monitoring", Ecological informatics, 2015

  5. G.F. Ficetola, M. Adamo, A. Bonardi, V. De Pasquale, C. Liuzzi, F. Lovergine, F. Marcone, F. Mastropasqua, C. Tarantino, P. Blonda, E. Padoa-Schioppa

    Importance of landscape features and earth Observation derived habitat maps for modelling amphibian distribution in the Alta Murgia National Park, International journal of applied earth observation and geoinformation, Vol. 37, 2014

  6. P. Mairota, B. Cafarelli, R. Labadessa, F. Lovergine, C. Tarantino, R. M. Lucas, H. Nagendra, R. K. Didham

    Very high resolution Earth Observation features for monitoring plant and animal community structure across multiple spatial scales in protected areas, International journal of applied earth observation and geoinformation, Vol.37, 2014

  7. 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

  8. A. Balenzano, G. Satalino, F. Lovergine, M. Rinaldi, V. Iacobellis, N. Mastronardi, F. Mattia

    On the use of temporal series of L- and X-band SAR data for soil moisture retrieval. Capitanata plain case study, European Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 46, 2013

  9. C. Tarantino, M. Adamo, G. Pasquariello, F. Lovergine, P. Blonda and V. Tomaselli

    8-Band Image Data Processing of the Worldview-2 Satellite in a Wide Area of Applications, Earth Observation, Rustam B. Rustamov and Saida E. Salahova (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-973-8, InTech, 2012

  10. C. Tarantino, F. P. Lovergine, M. Adamo, G. Pasquariello

    Contextual information for the classification of high resolution remotely sensed images, Rivista italiana di telerilevamento, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2011


  1. F. Mattia, A. Balenzano, G. Satalino, F. Lovergine et al.

    High resolution Soil moisture content from Sentinel-1 data, 4th Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop and the CCI Soil Moisture User Workshop, Vienna (Austria), Vienna University of Technology, 19th-20th September 2017

  2. F. Mattia, A. Balenzano, G. Satalino, F. Lovergine et al.

    Sentinel-1 high resolution soil moisture, IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 23-28 July, 2017, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

  3. A. D’Addabbo, A. Refice, G. Pasquariello, F. Lovergine

    SAR/Optical Data Fusion for Flood Detection, IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2016), Beijing, China, July 10-15, 2016

  4. Mairota P., Labadessa R., Lovergine F., Tarantino C., Cafarelli B.

    (2013) "Testing very high resolution Earth Observation features as predictors of biodiversity surrogates at multiple scales for habitat quality change detection", in European Congress of International Association for Landscape Ecology, Manchester, September 9, 2013

  5. Tomaselli V., Dimopoulos P., Marangi C., Kallimanis A.S., Adamo M., Tarantino C., Panitsa M., Terzi M., Veronico G., Lovergine F., Nagendra H., Lucas R., Mairota P., Mücher C.A., Blonda P.

    (2013) Comparison of Land Cover/Land Use and Habitat classification systems for Habitat mapping from space: strengths and weaknesses evidenced in Mediterranean sites of Natura 2000 network, in oMS.MONINA/BIO_SOS conjoint conference on "Ecosystem and Biodiversity Monitoring - best practice in Europe and globally" (EO4Hab) GI_FORUM, Salzburg, July 3-5 2013


  1. A. Refice, A. D’Addabbo, F. P. Lovergine, K. Tijani, A. Morea, R. Nutricato, F. Bovenga, and D. O. Nitti

    Monitoring Flood Extent and Area Through Multisensor, Multi-temporal Remote Sensing: The Strymonas (Greece) River Flood, Flood Monitoring through Remote Sensing, Springer International Publishing AG, Berlin (Germany), 2018

  2. C. Tarantino, M. Adamo, G. Pasquariello, F. Lovergine, P. Blonda, V. Tomaselli

    (2012) 8-Band Image Data Processing of the Worldview-2 Satellite in a Wide Area of Application, InTech, Rijeka (Croazia) in Earth Observation, 2012