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ROME CHAPTER CHAPTER - Mar 20, 2014
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Geospatial Analysis and Data Fusion for Intelligence and Security

In March, the chapter organized, in synergy with the Defense and Security Observatory (OSDIFE) a workshop titled “Geospatial Analysis and Data Fusion for Intelligence and Security Applications” hosted by the Scuola delle Trasmissioni e Informatica (ScuTI). The event captured the attention of more than 120 attendees and focused on innovative solutions and technologies available to exploit data fusion for geospatial analysis to support people operating in intelligence and security domains. The presentations delivered spanned from classic geospatial analysis tool description to advanced solutions in the space situational awareness domain for space assets orbital management, to the analysis of unmanned system integration and expert systems application, and data interpretation. Gen. Pietro Finocchio, ITAF (Ret.), chapter president, introduced the event and presented the chairman, professor Roberto Mugavero, OSDIFE president, who gave opening remarks about the event objectives. The first presentation, titled “EROS B Satellite EPOD Program, Near Real Time Services and Applications,” was given by Claudio Di Paola, MARSEC, who described program capabilities to collect and supply VHR satellite images to monitor land and control major institutions. The following topic, “ZEUS Project: Zonal Emergency Management with Micro/Mini Unmanned Systems” was presented by Massimiliano Patacchiola, Eurolink Systems, who focused on the remote command and control systems for planning and operating civil and military missions Col. Silvio Cau, director of the Joint Satellite Remote Sensing Centre (CITS) in Pratica di Mare Air Force Base, presented “Cosmo Skymed, Dual Use of a Defense System,” describing how the Cosmo Skymed Constellation is applied for both homeland protection and emergency management in case of natural disasters and humanitarian interventions. Giorgio Forti, ESRI Italia, illustrated the most advanced capabilities for a fast integration of geospatial information into ArcGIS to support efficient data analysis in different operation contexts. After a coffee break, Francesco Pacillo, Crisel, gave a presentation titled “Systems and Technologies for Geospatial Monitoring” illustrating main features and capabilities of data acquisition for innovative sensors in dynamic mode. Pacillo also provided a live demo. Massimo Pagani, Intergraph, gave a presentation titled “Innovative Technologies and Solutions for Geospatial Intelligence: Motion Video Exploitation, Photogrammetry and RADAR Processing,” describing how new solutions can merge data from video, airborne cameras as well as radar systems for rapid mapping and coherent change detection. Filippo Gemma, GMspazio chief executive officer, presented “GOST: A Solution Supporting Space Situational Awareness” describing an innovative solution to help satellite control station decision makers managing space situational awareness issues with quick and precise measurements. Gianluca Sensidoni, EXPERT Systems, closed the technical part of the event with the presentation “Open Source Intelligence for Geospatial Analysis” describing expert systems analysis capabilities supporting geospatial analysis. The chairman and the chapter president closed the event, thanking both lecturers for the high quality of presentations and attendees for the interest demonstrated during the day.

Event Photographs:

Lt. Gen. Pietro Finocchio, ITAF (Ret.) (c), chapter president, welcomes attendees to the March workshop along with professor Roberto Mugavero (l), Rome Tor Vergata University, and Gen. Lorenzo Santella, IA, SCUTI commander.
Lt. Gen. Pietro Finocchio, ITAF (Ret.) (c), chapter president, welcomes attendees to the March workshop along with professor Roberto Mugavero (l), Rome Tor Vergata University, and Gen. Lorenzo Santella, IA, SCUTI commander.
Attendees of the March workshop view a live demonstration of a remotely piloted vehicle in the conference room.
Attendees of the March workshop view a live demonstration of a remotely piloted vehicle in the conference room.
Filippo Gemma, GM Spazio, gives his presentation during the March event.
Filippo Gemma, GM Spazio, gives his presentation during the March event.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Mario de Lucia
+393385338843

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