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Paola Carrara

Paola Carrara

CNR IREA (Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment of the National Research Council of Italy)

Domain of Research: Geographic information systems>

Scientific activity: designing and managing (geographic) information systems and Spatial Data Infrastructures Main interests: (Fuzzy) Information Retrieval, spatio-temporal archives of images, architectures, technologies and standards for geographic information on the Internet, in particular Web geoservices and the INSPIRE Initiative Projects/responsibilities: coordinator of the SubProject 7 (SP7) of RITMARE, flagship project of the Italian Ministry of University and Research, the leading national marine research project for the period 2012-2016 (http://www.ritmare.it); the goal of SP7 is to create the interoperable infrastructure for the observation network and marine data of RITMARE Advisor for IT issues in the LIFE+ Project EnvEurope (2010-2013), which creates ecological indicators to the SEIS Programme based on the observations collected in the long-term stations of EU-LTER network She has been coordinator of the FP7/Space Project DORIS_Net (2011-2013), aimed at developing a European Platform of Regional Contact Offices (RCO) to foster the creation of GMES/Copernicus downstream services, and responsible for the activities of the Lombardy RCO In the years 2009-2010 she represented Regione Lombardia in the scientific activities of the EO/GMES Working Group of NEREUS, the network of European Regions dealing with space She was responsible of the Italian branch of the project IDE-Univers which created the first European Spatial Data Infrastructure in the research field Recent organization activities: Member of the editorial board of the NEREUS/ESA joint publication "60+ uses of GMES across European Regions", published Dec. 2012 Guest editor of the special issue if the European Journal of Remote Sensing on "Satellite Remote Sensing in the Service of Regional and Local Authorities", 2012, vol. 45 Co-chair of the sub-group 'land' in the Working Group EO/GMES in NEREUS, 2009-2013 Co-chair of the special session "Management of uncertain information in the Digital Earth" in the International Conference IPMU 2010, 13th Int. Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems, 28 June – 02 July 2010 She published papers in international and national Journals, in books and at Conferences in the topics of her research.