A fast-growing team based in Italy with activities worldwide.
Alessandro Fiorini, president
President of SpacEarth Technology.
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.
Susanna Del Bufalo, member of the board
Member of the board of directors of SpacEarth Technology. Former senior technologist at ENEA - Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, she was the Head of the Marketing Unit in the Innovation and Development Directorate of the entity. With a degree in civil engineering at Sapienza University of Rome, she focused her interests and education in the renewable energy and energy efficiency in buildings, further specializing in the promotion of the results of ENEA’s activities through communication and fundraising. During her carreer in ENEA she also managed and coordinated several EU projects on energy and environmental sustainability.
Alessia Orecchia, member of the board
Member of the board of directors of SpacEarth Technology. Project Manager with more than twenty years of experience in business consulting and business development, market analysis, strategic planning, fund raising, business planning, project management in Italy and abroad. Alessia has held positions of responsibility within private companies and institutional bodies of subsidised finance, where she was responsible for the evaluation of business projects and technical and management assistance. Deputy University Professor in Economics and Business Management at the University of Roma Tre and lecturer on marketing and business planning issues in various business courses.
Cesidio Bianchi, technical director
Technical director of SpacEarth Technology.
He is and Associated Researcher in the Laboratory of Radio Frequency at INGV and former Director of Research Technology. He is involved in several projects contributing to develop HF radio and HF-VHF radar for geophysical application and others technological electronic and optical devices. He is expert in electromagnetism, radio propagation, ray tracing in anisotropic ionized media and lossy dielectric media and related phenomena. He is contract professor of Electronics at UniNettuno University. He has published over 100 papers in international scientific and technical journals.
Vincenzo Romano, main founder and partner
Main founder and Partner 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.
Giuditta Marinaro, co-founder and partner
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.
Luca Spogli, co-founder and partner
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.
Vittorio Cannas, scientific advisor
Scientific Advisor of SpacEarth Technology.
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.
Luigi Ciraolo, scientific advisor
He worked as CNR researcher at IFAC (formerly IROE) from 1969 to 2006, continuing the activity after retirement with colleagues of ICTP and INGV.
The main activity was the scientific application of satellite navigation systems, first to "Satellite Geodesy" using the Navy Navigation Satellite System (NNSS), then to Ionspheric studies, using still the NNSS, but in major extent the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS, such as GPS and GLONASS).
In this frame, he investigated one of the essential points of ionospheric work, i.e. the capability to evaluate the biases affecting the dual frequency observations setting up some software package able to perform satisfactorily at middle geomagnetic latitudes, but still needing some improvement for the low ones.
Moreno Prosperi, scientific advisor
Scientific Advisor of SpacEarth Technology of SpacEarth Technology.
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.
Pietro Vermicelli, researcher
He is involved in the business development of the company by providing strategic analyses. He graduated with top marks in applied mathematics from La Sapienza University of Rome and pursued postgrad studies in sustainable development and international relations from SIOI. He has expertise in the field of intellectual property rights.
Giorgiana De Franceschi, scientific advisor
Scientific Advisor 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.
Lucilla Alfonsi, scientific advisor
Scientific Advisor 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
Scientific Advisor 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.
Claudio Chiarabba, scientific advisor
Scientific Advisor 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.
Stefani Amici, scientific advisor
Scientific Advisor of SpacEarth Technology and Researcher at INGV in the Remote Sensing Unit at the National Earthquakes Observatory. She is specialised in multiple scale Remote Sensing applied to both Planetary and Earth Observation Science. She has extensive experience in studying a range of natural disaster from space such as volcanic activities, flooding, wildfire focusing on their impact on environment and global climate change. She is involved in a range of scientific projects funded by national and international bodies including Italian and European Space Agency and Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA. She is a physicist and hold a PhD in Earth Science.