SatSummit 2024
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Mattia Marconcini, PhD

Project Manager / Scientific Researcher at German Aerospace Center - DLR. He/Him.


Dr. Mattia Marconcini received B.S. and M.S. degrees in telecommunication engineering and a Ph.D. degree in information and communication technologies from the University of Trento, Italy, in 2002, 2004, and 2008, respectively. Between 2004 and 2008 he worked in the Remote Sensing Laboratory of the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Trento. From 2008 to 2012 he was Research Fellow and Technical Officer at ESA-ESRIN. Since 2012 he is project manager and research scientist in the Smart Cities and Spatial Development team at DLR-DFD Land Surface Dynamics Department.

He is involved in several international projects as project leader, as well as the generation of global products derived from big earth data including the World Settlement Footprint suite. Dr. Marconcini has extensive experience in urban remote sensing, machine learning, pattern recognition, image processing, land-cover classification and change detection. Since 2018, he has concurrently worked as technical and management consultant for MindEarth SA becoming a partner of the company in 2021.

On the agenda

  1. Picturing the Populace

    May. 16, 04:00pm
    The South Hub

    Numerous efforts have been made to map people and structures. These include “traditional” efforts from US and EU research and government institutions and crowdsourced efforts like OpenStreetMap. Recently, we’ve seen the addition of massive AI-derived open building datasets from Meta and Google and the launch of the Overture Foundation. How do these efforts compare? How can they build off each other? How should we get them into use by National Statistics Offices and government decision-makers?


    1. Andrew Schroeder, PhD


    1. Mattia Marconcini, PhD
    2. Heather Chamberlain
    3. Rob Marty
    4. Samira Barzin, PhD

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  1. NASA Lifelines


  1. Element84

  2. Esri

  3. Impact Observatory

  4. United States Agency for International Development (USAID)