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Laura PiedeLobo Martín

Graduate in Civil Engineering and in Mining and Energy Engineering at the University of Salamanca, both awarded with the Extraordinary Prize. In 2019, she has been awarded with the National Prize in Architecture/Engineering BSc.
She has defended her PhD thesis entitled “Satellite imagery in water management and land use” at the University of Salamanca in July 2020, obtaining the Cum Laude. Her thesis was performed within TIDOP research group as part of National and European projects: RevelaDuero and GREEN, respectively. The thesis bridges the interpretation of remotely-sensed biophysical parameters and societal demands into open-source tools that help in environmental policy and decision-making. It focuses on monitoring agricultural water use and crop types and in the mapping and assessment of ecosystems and their services. It mainly uses the Copernicus programme and contributes to the development of its downstream sector. Her predoctoral research stay to obtain the PhD’s “International Mention” was in the Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) for 9 months.
Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia, working in the requirements consolidation study (RCS) for the Copernicus Hyperspectral Imaging Mission for the Environment (CHIME), ESA ITT funded project. The goal is to study the potential value-added products of the next Copernicus hyperspectral mission in comparison to the Sentinel 2-derived in the “Agriculture / Food Security” and “Geology & Minerals” application domains. Further details can be found in:

Research interests:

  • Digital processing of remote sensing images for classification and estimation of specific parameters
  • Operational implementation of remote sensing in several scientific fields associated with vegetation studies, irrigation demand management and hydrological parameters in rivers in order to enhance the management and planning of water resources