Cristian Rossi

Geospatial Science Lead
Satellite Applications Catapult


Cristian Rossi is the Geospatial Science Lead at the Satellite Applications Catapult, UK, where he is PI of several research projects. In parallel, he is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Oxford, responsible for the ‘Remote Sensing of the Environment’ course at the School of Geography and Environment, and an Associate Research Fellow at the UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment (CGFI). He is a member of various scientific committees and three Centres for Doctoral Training steering boards.

Before moving to the UK, Cristian was a Research Scientist with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), where he developed novel algorithms for Earth observation missions. He holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in telecommunication engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy, and a Ph.D. degree in remote sensing technology from the Technical University of Munich, Germany.

His research interests are focused on remote sensing for sustainability applications and climate change adaptation. He supervises several data science PhD students. Cristian has authored or co-authored more than 90 publications in international journals, conferences, and book chapters.

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