A fast-growing team based in Italy with activities worldwide.
Vittorio Cannas, president
Senior Researcher at the University of Paris and at Istituto Superiore Mario Boella. He has worked as a Telecommunications Specialist at HP and Ericsson and as a Program Manager at the Lazio Aerospace Technology Cluster and at General Electric Aviation Business. He graduated in Physics from the University of Cagliari and holds an MSc in Telecommunications from University College of London and a Master’s in Management from Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business.
Alessandro Fiorini, business development director
Manager and Coordinator of EU co-funded projects, studies and research at national and European level. He has also worked as General Manager in engineering and consultancy. Recently he has added significant expertise in communication of public policy on programs for the environment, infrastructure and economic development.He graduated in Political Science with postgrad studies in Economics and Banking from La Sapienza University of Rome.
Moreno Prosperi, strategic planning director
He has been Founder, Partner and Managing Director of various firms and consulting companies. He built his expertise in business development and management in the Airport and Airline Industry. He is an expert in strategic analysis, BPR and HR planning with a view to improving business results and helping startups. He graduated in Statistics and Operational Research Sciences from La Sapienza University of Rome.
Vincenzo Romano, scientific advisor
Co-founder, Partner, and General Manager of Spacearth Technology. As researcher at INGV he studied upper-atmosphere physics, space weather and GNSS. He has coordinated research and development projects funded by ESA, National Antarctic Program and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has published over 50 papers in international scientific journals. PhD in Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy from University of Nottingham (UK) and MBA from Tor Vergata University of Rome.
Luca Spogli, scientific advisor
Co-founder and Partner of Spacearth Technology. Researcher at INGV in the Upper Atmosphere Physics Unit. He has an extensive knowledge of ionospheric physics, data analysis and treatment techniques as well as ionospheric modelling. He is involved in many research projects in solar‐terrestrial relationships and space weather studies funded by national and international agencies (ESA, FP7, H2020). He has taken part in a scientific expedition to the Arctic and has published over 40 papers in scientific journals. He graduated with a PhD in Physics from Roma Tre University.
Giuditta Marinaro, scientific advisor
Co-founder and Partner of Spacearth Technology. In charge of the technological and logistical aspects of complex deep-sea experiments at INGV. She is Supervisor of the experiments and data quality analysis. She is also a member of the Engineering and Logistic Service Group in EMSO (European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water-column Observatory) Research Infrastructure.She graduated in Physics from La Sapienza University of Rome and holds a PhD in Polar Sciences from the University of Siena.
Lucilla Alfonsi, scientific advisor
Partner of Spacearth Technology and Researcher at INGV in the Upper Atmosphere Physics Unit. She has an extensive knowledge of ionospheric disturbances of GNSS signal. Trainer of undergraduate and PhD students and post-doc researchers on space weather. Lecturer on the Space Weather PhD course in Physics at the Roma Tre University of Rome, and on MSc course in Navigation and Related Applications at Politecnico di Torino. She has a PhD in Geophysics from University Alma Mater Studiorum of Bologna (IT) and an M.A. Degree in Physics from La Sapienza University of Rome.
Claudio Cesaroni, scientific advisor
Partner of Spacearth Technology and Researcher at the Environmental Department - Upper Atmosphere Physics Unit – of INGV. He is on the INGV team for the Space Weather activities in the framework of PECASUS consortium. His competence embraces ground-based and space-borne ionospheric TEC measurement techniques, and ionospheric vTEC model development and validation. He is expert in GNSS data analysis. He was task leader on several EC and ESA projects on ionospheric nowcasting and forecasting for space weather and positioning purposes. He carries out dissemination and communication activities as well as high-level education initiatives.
Giorgiana de Franceschi, scientific advisor
Partner of Spacearth Technology and Director of Research at INGV. She has significant experience in ionospheric physics, radio-communication, monitoring and modelling. She is a principal investigator for several Italian and international projects. She has been Vice-Chair of the Commission G of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI). She is the leader of expert group GRAPE (GNSS Research and Application for Polar Environment) inside SCAR (Scientific Committee of Antarctic Research). She tutors PhD students and is author or co-author of over 50 papers.
Claudio Chiarabba, scientific advisor
Partner of Spacearth Technology and Director of Research at INGV where he was Director of the Earthquake Department from May 2013 to July 2016. He has significant experience in seismology, earthquakes and volcanic processes as well as earth structure and tectonics. He is expert in the evaluation of Italian and international programs and projects and he has coordinated several groups at INGV and managed diverse scientific projects. He teaches Geophysics and Seismology at La Sapienza University of Rome (IT). He has published over 150 papers in international scientific journals.