Researcher 

ISSIA CNR – Bari

satalino at ba.issia.cnr.it
(+39)  080 5929435
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SHORT BIO

Academic degree

Giuseppe Satalino received the Laurea degree (cum laude) in Computer Science from University of Bari, Italy, in 1991.

Career history
In 1991, he was a Summer Student at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland, where he worked on applications of neural networks to high energy physics. From 1993 to 1996 he was a grant-holder at the Alenia company and at National Research Council (CNR), Italy. Since 1996 he has been with the Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation (ISSIA) of CNR, Bari, Italy, as a staff researcher.

Relevant experiences
He has been working in various international and national research projects concerning Earth Observation (EO) for land monitoring. The objective of these projects, mainly funded by the European Space Agency, the Italian Space Agency  and recently by the H2020 European Union program, is to investigate on the use of remote sensed Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and optical images for deriving spatial and temporal soil and vegetation information useful for agricultural and hydrological applications. As experimental activities, he has participated to ground measurement campaigns of soil and vegetation parameters in agricultural areas (SMAPVEX’16-MB in Canada, SMAPEx-3’11 and SMAPEx-2’10 in Australia, COSMO-SkyMed’10-11 and AQUATER’04-09 in Italy (Foggia), AgriSAR’06 in Germany, ASAR’02-06 and ERS’97-00 in Italy (Matera)). He serves as reviewer for some international journals of remote sensing and he is author or co-author of more than 35 publications in ISI journals and more than 100 papers in conference proceedings.

Research activities
His researches include data classification techniques and methods for the retrieval of bio-geo-physical parameters over agricultural areas (e.g. land cover/use maps, soil moisture, vegetation biomass/leaf area index maps) derived from remote sensed SAR (L-, C- and X-band) and optical images. Related activities concern the software development for remote sensed data processing and the management of ground measurements of soil and vegetation parameters for the validation of EO-derived thematic maps. Currently, his work is focusing on the benefits of new generation remote sensed images acquired with high spatial/temporal resolution on the accuracy of EO-derived information for the agricultural/hydrological monitoring.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. J. D. Ouellette, J. T. Johnson, A. Balenzano, F. Mattia, G. Satalino, S.B. Kim, R. Scott Dunbar, A. Colliander, M. H. Cosh, T. G. Caldwell, J. P. Walker, A. A. Berg

    A Time-Series Approach to Estimating Soil Moisture from Vegetated Surfaces using L-band Radar Backscatter, IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 55, No. 6, pp. 3186-3193, 2017, DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2017.2663768.

  2. G. Satalino, A. Balenzano, F. Mattia, and M. W. J. Davidson

    “C-band SAR Data for Mapping Crops Dominated by Surface or Volume Scattering”, Geosci. and Remote Sensing Letters, Vol.11, Issue 2, pp. 384-388, Feb. 2014, ISSN: 1545-598X, DOI: 10.1109/LGRS.2013.2263034

  3. V. Iacobellis, A. Gioia, P. Milella, G. Satalino, A. Balenzano and F. Mattia

    “Inter-comparison of hydrological model simulations with time series of SAR-derived soil moisture maps”, European Jou. of Remote Sensing, Vol. 46, pp. 739-757, 2013, ISSN: 2279-7254, DOI: 10.5721/EuJRS20134644

  4. M. Rinaldi, G. Satalino, F. Mattia, A. Balenzano, A. Perego, M. Acutis, S. Ruggieri

    “Assimilation of COSMO-SkyMed-derived LAI maps into the AQUATER crop growth simulation model. Capitanata (Southern Italy) case study.”, European Jou. of Remote Sensing, Vol. 46, pp. 891-908, 2013, ISSN: 2279-7254, DOI: 10.5721/EuJRS20134653

  5. 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

  6. U. Wegmuller, M. Santoro, F. Mattia, A. Balenzano, G. Satalino, P. Marzahn, G. Fischer, R. Ludwig, N. Floury

    Progress in the understanding of narrow directional microwave scattering of agricultural fields, Remote sensing of environment, Vol. 115, 2011

  7. E. De Lathauwer, W. Timmermans, G. Satalino, F. Mattia, A. Loew, J.C. Jimenez-Munoz, V. Hidalgo and J. A. Sobrino, V.R.N. Pauwels

    Estimation of the spatially distributed surface energy budget for AgriSAR 2006, Part II: Integration of remote sensing and hydrologic modeling, IEEE Journal of selected topics in applied earth observations and remote sensing, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2011

  8. W. J. Timmermans, J. C. Jiménez-Muñoz, V. Hidalgo, K. Richter, J. A. Sobrino, G.d’Urso, G. Satalino, F. Mattia, E. De Lathauwer, V.R.N. Pauwels

    Estimation of the spatially distributed surface energy budget for AgriSAR 2006, Part I: Remote sensing model intercomparison, IEEE Journal of selected topics in applied earth observations and remote sensing, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2011

  9. A. Balenzano, F. Mattia, G. Satalino, M.W.J. Davidson,

    Dense temporal series of C- and L-band SAR data for soil moisture retrieval over agricultural crops, IEEE Journal of selected topics in applied earth observations and remote sensing, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2011

  10. H. Skriver, F. Mattia, G. Satalino, A. Balenzano, V. Pauwels, N. Verhoest, and M. Davidson

    Crop Classification using Short-Revisit Multitemporal SAR Data, IEEE Journal of selected topics in applied earth observations and remote sensing, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2011

  11. G. Satalino

    “Discrimination of wheat crop by using co-polarized ratio derived from ASAR data”, AIT - Rivista Italiana di Telerilevamento, N. 42-1, pp. 27-36, 2010, ISSN: 1129-8596, DOI: 10.5721/ItJRS20104213

  12. M. Rinaldi; S. Ruggieri; P. Garofalo; A. V. Vonnella; G. Satalino; P. Soldo

    Leaf area index retrieval by using high resolution remote sensing data, Italian journal of agronomy, Vol. 5, 2010

  13. G. Satalino, F. Mattia, A. Balenzano, M. Rinaldi, S. Ruggieri, P. Garofalo

    A comparison of Leaf Area Index maps derived from multi-sensor optical data acquired over agricultural areas, Italian journal of agronomy, Vol. 5, No. 2 , 2010

  14. G. Satalino; F. Mattia; T. Le Toan; M. Rinaldi

    Wheat Crop Mapping by Using ASAR AP Data, IEEE Transactions on geoscience and remote sensing, Vol. 47, No. 2, 2009

  15. Valentijn R. N. Pauwels, Anna Balenzano, Giuseppe Satalino, Henning Skriver, Niko E. C. Verhoest, and Francesco Mattia

    Optimization of Soil Hydraulic Model Parameters Using Synthetic Aperture Radar Data: An Integrated Multidisciplinary Approach, IEEE Transactions on geoscience and remote sensing, Vol. 47, No. 2, 2009

  16. F. Mattia, G. Satalino, V. R. N. Pauwels, and A. Loew

    Soil moisture retrieval through a merging of multi-temporal L-band SAR data and hydrologic modelling, Hydrology and earth system sciences, Vol. 13, No.3, 2009

CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

  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. F. Mattia, G. Satalino, A. Balenzano, M. Rinaldi, P. Steduto and J. Moreno

    SENTINEL-1 for wheat mapping and soil moisture retrieval, Proc. of the IEEE 2015 Int. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2015, Milan, Italy, 26-31 July, 2015, pp. 2832-2835, DOI:10.1109/IGARSS.2015.7326404.

  4. Balenzano, Anna; Satalino, Giuseppe; Iacobellis, Vito; Gioia, Andrea; Manfreda, Salvatore; Rinaldi, Michele; De Vita, Pasquale; Miglietta, Franco; Toscano, Piero; Annicchiarico, Giovanni; Mattia, Francesco

    (2014) "A ground network for SAR-derived soil moisture product calibration, validation and exploitation in Southern Italy", IEEE 2014 Int. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2014, Québec, Canada, 13-18 July, 2014

  5. J. D. Ouellette, J. T. Johnson, A. Balenzano, F. Mattia, G. Satalino, S. B. Kim, J. P. Walker, R. Panciera

    "A Study of Soil Moisture Estimation from Multi-Temporal L-band Radar Observations of Vegetated Surfaces", 10th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar; Proceedings of, Berlin, Germany, 3-5 June 2014

  6. F. Mattia, A. Balenzano, G. Satalino, V. Pauwels

    A SAR soil moisture retrieval algorithm inverting the temporal changes of radar backscatter in EUSAR 2014; 10th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar; Proceedings of, Berlin, Germany, 3-5 June 2014

  7. G. Satalino, F. Mattia, A. Balenzano, R. Panciera, J. Walker

    “Soil Moisture maps from time series of PALSAR-1 ScanSAR data over Australia”, Proc. of the IEEE 2013 Int. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2013, Melbourne, Australia, 21-26 July, 2013, IEEE Publications (USA, 2013), pp.719-722, ISBN: 978-1-4799-1114-1, DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2013.6721258

  8. A. Balenzano, F. Mattia, G. Satalino, J. Ouelette, and J. T. Johnson

    (2012) An experimental and theoretical study on the sensitivity of cross-polarized backscatter to soil moisture, in IEEE 2012 Int. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2012, Munich, Germany, 22-27 July 2012

  9. G. Satalino, R. Panciera, A. Balenzano, F. Mattia, and J. Walker

    (2012) COSMO-SkyMed multi-temporal data for land cover classification and soil moisture retrieval over an agricultural site in Southern Australia, in IEEE 2012 Int. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2012, Munich, Germany, 22-27 July 2012

  10. G. Satalino, A. Balenzano, F. Mattia, and M. Davidson

    (2012) Sentinel-1 SAR data for mapping agricultural crops not dominated by volume scattering, in IEEE 2012 Int. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2012, Munich, Germany, 22-27 July 2012

  11. A. Balenzano, F. Mattia, G. Satalino, V. R. Pauwels, and P. Snoeij

    (2012) SMOSAR algorithm for soil moisture retrieval using Sentinel-1 data, in IEEE 2012 Int. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2012, Munich, Germany, 22-27 July 2012

  12. F. Mattia, G. Satalino, A. Balenzano, G. D’Urso, F. Capodici, V. Iacobellis, P. Milella, A. Gioia, M. Rinaldi, S. Ruggieri, and L. Dini

    (2012) Time Series of COSMO-SkyMed data for landcover classification and surface parameter retrieval over agricultural sites, in IEEE 2012 Int. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2012, Munich, Germany, 22-27 July 2012

  13. A. Gioia, A. Balenzano, V. Gigante, V. Iacobellis, S. Manfreda, F. Mattia, and G. Satalino

    (2011) "Use of land cover and vegetation indexes from remote sensing data in the hydrological water balance modelling", in European Geosciences Union, EGU General Assembly 2011, Vienna, April, 03-08, 2011

  14. A. Balenzano, G. Satalino, A. Belmonte, G. D’Urso, F. Capodici, V. Iacobellis, A. Gioia, M. Rinaldi, S. Ruggieri and F. Mattia

    “On the use of multi-temporal series of COSMO-SkyMed data for landcover classification and surface parameter retrieval over agricultural sites”, Proc. of the IEEE 2011 Int. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2011, Vancouver, Canada, July 24-29, 2011, IEEE Publications (USA, 2011), pp. 142-145, ISBN:978-1-4577-1005-6, DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2011.6048918.

  15. G. Satalino, A. Balenzano, A. Belmonte, F. Mattia, D. Impedovo

    “Landcover classification of agricultural sites using multi-temporal COSMO-SkyMed data”, Electronic Proc. of Spatial Data Methods for Environmental and Ecological Processes, 2nd Ed. conference, pp. 261-264, Foggia, Italy, Sept. 01-02, 2011, Electronic Proc. 2011, http://aisberg.unibg.it/handle/10446/25212.

  16. G. Satalino, D. Impedovo, A. Balenzano, F. Mattia

    (2011) Landcover classification by using multi-temporal COSMO-SkyMed data, in Analysis of Multi-temporal Remote Sensing Images (Multi-Temp), 2011 6th International Workshop on the, Trento, 12-14 July 2011

  17. A. Balenzano, G. Satalino, V. Pauwels and F. Mattia

    (2011) Soil moisture retrieval from dense temporal series of C-band SAR data over agricultural sites, in IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Vancouver, JUL 24-29, 2011

  18. U. Wegmüller, M. Santoro, F. Mattia, A. Balenzano, G. Satalino, P. Marzahn, G. Fischer, R. Ludwig, and N. Floury

    (2010) Progress in the understanding of narrow directional scattering over agricultural fields, in European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium, 28 June-2 July, 2010, Bergen, Norway

  19. G. Satalino, F. Mattia, S. Ruggieri, M. Rinaldi

    “LAI estimation of agricultural crops from optical data at different spatial resolution”, Proc. of the IEEE 2009 Int. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2009, IEEE Publications (USA, 2009), Vol. IV, pp. 797-800, ISBN CD-ROM 978-1-4244-3395-7.

  20. G. Satalino, A. Balenzano, F. Mattia, M. Rinaldi

    (2009) A synergistic use of multi-temporal ASAR and PALSAR data for wheat mapping and monitoring the underlying soil moisture content, in ALOS PI 2008 Symposium, Rodi, Nov. 3-7, 2008

  21. V. Alberga, D. Borghys, G. Satalino, D. K. Staykova, A. Borghgraef, F. Lapierre and C. Perneel

    (2009) Comparison of algorithms for the classification of polarimetric SAR data, in Proceedings of SPIE - Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing XV, Berlin

  22. G. Satalino; F. Mattia; S. Ruggieri; M. Rinaldi

    (2009) LAI estimation of agricultural crops from optical data at different spatial resolution, in Int. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, CapeTown, SouthAfrica, JUL 12-17, 2009

  23. G. Satalino, A. Balenzano, F. Mattia, M. Rinaldi, C. Maddalunno, G. Annicchiarico

    Retrieval of wheat biomass from multitemporal dual polarised SAR observations, Proc. of the IEEE 2015 Int. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2015, Milan, Italy, 26-31 July, 2015, pp. 5194-5197, DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2015.7327004.

BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. N. Milisavljevic, I. Bloch, V. Alberga and G. Satalino

    (2009) Three Strategies for Fusion of Land Cover Classification Results of Polarimetric SAR Data, InTech, Rijeka (Croazia) in Sensor and Data Fusion, 2009