To benefit society by promoting the development and realization of Digital Earth
Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research (National Research Council of Italy)
Paolo Mazzetti is Head of the Division of Florence of the Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research at the National Research Council of Italy. He holds a degree in Electronic Engineering and he taught “Telematics” at the University of Florence at Prato for the degree in Information Engineering for seven years. He started is research activity working on microwave remote sensing, developing techniques for the retrieval of rainfall rate through weather radars. His research interests include the integration of Information Science and Earth/Environmental Sciences, currently focusing on the application of data science and engineering in support of environmental decision-making based on Earth Observation. Paolo Mazzetti has more than fifteen years of experience in the design and development of infrastructures and services for geo-spatial data sharing and processing, working in the context of national, European and global initiatives. He is Principal Representative of Italy in the GEO Programme Board. He is member of the GEOSS Infrastructure Development Task Team, and coordinator of the GEO DAB activities in the GEOSS Platform Operations Team. He has been member of the GEO Secretariat Expert Advisory Group (EAG) and of the GEO Institutions Development Implementation Board (IDIB). He is member of the EuroGEO Coordination Group representing Italy. He is the Italian national representative in the Arctic Data Committee (ADC). He is member of the National Working Group on Land Degradation Neutrality.