Researcher

ISSIA CNR – Bari

SHORT BIO

EDUCATION
November 2005 – October 2008 – PhD in Physics (with grant), University of Bari, Department of Physics, Bari, Italy. Thesis: “Procedure di inversione di dati satellitari nelle bande del VIS, NIR e MW, per il monitoraggio della superficie marina”; Supervisors: Prof. F. Posa, Dr. F. Nirchio, Dr. G. De Carolis.

September 2006 : International Summer School on “Advanced Training Course on Ocean Remote Sensing: Methods, Tools and Applications” organized by European Space Agency (ESA) and University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.

June 2006 : International Summer School on “Application with the Newest Multi-spectral Meteorological Satellites”, organized by University of Wisconsin (CIMSS) and University of Bari, Ostuni, Italy.

A.A. 2002/2003: University Master – 1st Level in “Remote Sensing Technologies” (with grant) organized by University of Bari and Italian Space Agency (ASI). Stage activity at the ASI Space Geodesy Center of Matera. Thesis: ‘Inverse Interferometric Geocoding’. Supervisor: Dr. E. Lo Pinto.

A.A. 2001/2002: Master’s Degree in Physics at the University of Bari. Mark: 103/110. Thesis: “Confronto delle prestazioni di rivelatori a microstrisce realizzati su substrati di silicio standard e arricchiti in ossigeno”. Supervisor: Prof. D. Creanza.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

From April 2012: Researcher (art. 23/art. 15) at ISSIA (Institute of Intelligent System for Automation) – National Research Council. Supervisor: Dr. P. Blonda.

April 2010 – March 2012: Researcher (art. 23/art. 15) at ISSIA (Institute of Intelligent System for Automation) – National Research Council. Supervisor: Dr. G. Pasquariello.

January 2010 – March 2010: Research Assistant at ISSIA (Institute of Intelligent System for Automation) – National Research Council. Activity: “Methodologies of remote sensed data (SAR) processing for the retrieval of geophysical and environmental parameters ”, Supervisor: Dr. G. De Carolis.

Novembre 2008 – Gennaio 2010: Research Assistant at ISSIA (Institute of Intelligent System for Automation) – National Research Council. Activity: “Methodologies of remote sensed data (SAR/VNIR) processing for the retrieval of geophysical and environmental parameters ”, Supervisor: Dr. G. De Carolis.

From April to June 2008: Contractor at Technical University of Bari and Department of Physics (University of Bari) Activity: Sea measurements campaign for the project “IMCA – Integrated Monitoring of Coastal”. Supervisor: Prof. L. Guerriero.

From April to July 2007: Contractor at Technical University of Bari and Department of Physics (University of Bari) Activity: Sea measurements campaign for the project “IMCA – Integrated Monitoring of Coastal”. Supervisor: Prof. L. Guerriero.

From December 2006 to March 2007: Contractor at Technical University of Bari and Department of Physics (University of Bari) Activity: Sea measurements campaign for the project “IMCA – Integrated Monitoring of Coastal”. Supervisor: Prof. L. Guerriero.

February 2006: Contractor at ISSIA (Institute of Intelligent System for Automation) – National Research Council. Activity “Post-processing of ERS2-SAR images of the Greenland Sea”. Supervisor: Dr. G. De Carolis

From July 2005 to January 2006: Research Assistant at ISSIA (Institute of Intelligent System for Automation) – National Research Council. Activity: “Remote Sensing of the sea surface: wind field retrieval and oil spill detection”, Supervisor: Dr. G. De Carolis.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Maria (Patrizia) Adamo’s research activity is focused Earth Observation. In particular she has been working on:

  • the combined use of Synthetic Aperture Radar and VIS/NIR imagery under sunglint condition for the oil spill detection and characterization.
  • the wind retrieval from SAR ocean images.
  • Biodiversity monitoring by means of Very High spatial Resolution (VHR) optical Imagery.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. De Padova D.; Mossa M.; Adamo M.; de Carolis G.; Pasquariello G.

    Synergistic use of an oil drift model and remote sensing observations for oil spill monitoring, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Springer, February 2017, Volume 24, Issue 6, pp 5530–5543

  2. Rana F.M.; Adamo M.; Pasquariello G.; De Carolis G.; Morelli S.

    LG-mod: A modified local gradient (LG) method to retrieve SAR sea surface wind directions in marine coastal areas, Journal of Sensors, 2016

  3. M. Adamo, C. Tarantino, V. Tomaselli, G. Veronico, H. Nagendra, P. Blonda

    Habitat mapping of coastal wetlands using expert knowledge and Earth Observation data, Journal of applied ecology, 2016

  4. C. Tarantino, M. Adamo, R. Lucas, P. Blonda

    "Detection of changes in semi-natural grasslands by cross correlation analysis with Worldview-2 images and new Landsat 8 data", Remote sensing of environment, Vol. 175, 2016

  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. R. Lucas, P. Blonda, P. Bunting, G. Jones, J. Inglada, M. Arias, V. Kosmidou, Z. Petrou, I. Manakos, M. Adamo, R. Charnock, C. Tarantino, C.A. Mucher, R. Jongman, H. Kramer, D. Arvor, J. Honrado, P. Mairota

    The Earth Observation Data for Habitat Monitoring (EODHaM) System, International journal of applied earth observation and geoinformation, Vol. 37, 2014

  7. M. Adamo, C. Tarantino, V. Tomaselli, V. Kosmidou, Z. Petrou, I. Manakos, R.M. Lucas, C.A. Mucher, G. Veronico, C. Marangi, V. De Pasquale and P. Blonda

    Expert knowledge for translating land cover/use maps to General Habitat Categories (GHCs), accepted for publication by Landscape Ecology. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-014-0028-9, 2014

  8. De Carolis G., Adamo M.,  Pasquariello G.

    On the estimation of thickness of marine oil slicks from sun-glittered, near-infrared MERIS and MODIS imagery: the Lebanon oil spill case study, IEEE transactions on geoscience and remote sensing, Vo. 52, No. 1, pp. 559-573, 2014.

  9. Nagendra, Harini; Lucas, Richard; Honrado, Joao Pradinho; Jongman, Rob H. G.; Tarantino, Cristina; Adamo, Maria; Mairota, Paola

    "Remote sensing for conservation monitoring: Assessing protected areas, habitat extent, habitat condition, species diversity, and threats", Ecological indicators, Vol. 33, Elsevier Science Ireland. - Shannon, 2013

  10. Petrou, Z.I., Kosmidou, V., Manakos, I., Stathaki, T., Adamo, M., Tarantino, C., Tomaselli, V., Blonda, P, Petrou, M.

    A rule-based classification methodology to handle uncertainty in habitat mapping employing evidential reasoning and fuzzy logic, Pattern Recogn. Lett. Doi: 10.1016/j.patrec.2013.11.002., 2013

  11. H. Nagendra, R. Lucas, J. P. Honrado, R. Jongman, C. Tarantino, M. Adamo, P. Mairota

    Remote Sensing for Protected Area Assessment: Monitoring Habitat Area, Condition, Biodiversity and Threats, Ecological Indicators, Vol. 33, 45 – 59, Elsevier, 2013

  12. F. Braga, C. Giardino, C. Bassani, E. Mattia, G. Candiani, N. Strömbeck, M. Adamo, and M. Bresciani

    Assessing water quality in the northern Adriatic Sea from HICO™ data, Remote Sensing Letters, Remote Sensing Letters, Vol. 4, N. 10, 1028-1037,Taylor & Francis, 2013

  13. De Carolis G., Adamo M., Pasquariello G., De Padova D.,  Mossa M.

    Quantitative characterization of marine oil slick by satellite near-infrared imagery and oil drift modelling: the Fun Shai Hai case study, International journal of remote sensing, Vol. 34, No. 5, 2013

  14. M. Adamo, E. Matta, M. Bresciani, G. De Carolis, D. Vaiciute, C. Giardino, and G. Pasquariello

    On the synergistic use of SAR and optical imagery to monitor cyanobacteria blooms: the Curonian Lagoon case study, European Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 46, 2013

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. M. Adamo, G. De Carolis, V. De Pasquale, G. Pasquariello

    Detection and tracking of oil slicks on sun-glittered visible and near infrared satellite imagery, International journal of remote sensing, Vol. 30, 2009

CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

  1. C. Tarantino, P. Blonda, M. Adamo

    An application of the Cross-Correlation Analysis to detect changes in semi-natural grasslands to artificial structures using very high and high resolution satellite data, IEEE Workshop on Environmental, Energy and Structural Monitoring Systems (EESMS2016), 13-14 June 2016, Bari (Italy)

  2. Adamo M., Tarantino C., Lucas R., Tomaselli V., Sigismondi A., Mairota P., Blonda P.

    "Combined use of expert knowledge and earth observation data for the land cover mapping of an Italian grassland area: an EODHAM system application", International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment - IGARSS 2015, July 2015, Milan (Italy)

  3. Tarantino C., Adamo M., Blonda P.

    "Application of a semi-automatic unsupervised change detection to (semi-) natural grassland loss at very high resolution", International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment - IGARSS 2015, July 2015, Milan (Italy)

  4. Petrou Z.I.; Stathaki T.; Manakos I.; Adamo M.; Tarantino C.; Blonda P.

    "Land cover to habitat map conversion using remote sensing data: A supervised learning approach", International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Quebec Convention CentreQuebec City; Canada; 13- 18 July 2014

  5. 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

  6. Petrou, Z. I.; Manakos, I.; Stathaki, T.; Tarantino, C.; Adamo, M.; Blonda, P.

    (2013) "A vegetation height classification approach based on texture analysis of a single VHR image", International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, Beijing, China, 22-26 April 2013

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

    (2013) Quantitative analysis of Bora events in the Adriatic sea by means of SAR-based techniques and the ETA model. In Proceedings of IGARSS 2013, Melbourne, Australia, 21 - 26 July 2013. DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2013.6723009. ISSN 2153-6996. ISBN: 978-1-4799-1114-1

  8. 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

  9. Adamo M., Tarantino C., Kosmidou V., Petrou Z., Manakos I., Tomaselli V., Lucas R., Mücher S., Blonda P.

    (2013) Exploitation of Remote Sensing data for Land Cover to Habitat map translation: a case study, in MS.MONINA/BIO_SOS conjoint conference on "Ecosystem and Biodiversity Monitoring - best practice in Europe and globally" (EO4Hab) GI_FORUM, Salzburg, July 3-5 2013

  10. Z. I. Petrou, C. Tarantino, M. Adamo, P. Blonda, M. Petrou

    (2012) Estimation of Vegetation Height through Satellite Image Texture Analysis, in ISPRS 2012 XXII International Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 25 August-1 September 2012

  11. Giacomo De Carolis, Maria Adamo, Guido Pasquariello

    (2012) Thickness estimation of marine oil slicks with near-infrared MERIS and MODIS imagery: The Lebanon oil spill case study, in Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2012 IEEE International, Munich, Germany

BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. 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