Lorenzo Solari


Geomatics (GM)

Phd , Researcher (PO)

Lorenzo Solari holds a PhD in Earth Sciences from the University of Pisa (2017), a master’s degree in Geological Technologies from the University of Firenze (2013) and a bachelor’s degree in Geological Sciences from the University of Genova (2010). In 2017, he started working as research fellow at the Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Firenze. In 2019, he moved to the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), working as researcher of the Geomatic Division (Remote Sensing Department). He is also currently working as in-house consultant/expert on SAR interferometry (InSAR) and ground motion monitoring at the European Environment Agency (EEA).

His activity is focused on InSAR data interpretation and post-processing analysis. Dr. Solari is specialized in the analysis of InSAR-derived ground motion measurements for geohazards management and monitoring. His most relevant research includes: i) the study of landslides, anthropogenic and natural subsidence and mining-related deformation through InSAR data, ii) the development of post-processing methodologies and tools for InSAR data interpretation (e.g. the concept of “active deformation areas – ADA), iii) the development of wide-area methodologies for landslide risk estimation based on InSAR products, iv) the definition and design of InSAR-related dissemination procedures for Civil Protection and other public agencies, v) the design of interferometric data guidelines. He is also Ground-based radar monitoring of the Gallivaggio cliff (Lombardia, northern Italy). Participant.
Satellite interferometric analysis of the Moncenisio dam (France). Participant.
Satellite multi-temporal optical and radar analysis of the Rigopiano area (Abruzzi Region, central Italy) damaged by the 18th January 2017 avalanche. Participant.
Analysis of the Civitella del Tronto, Atri and Campli landslides (Abruzzi Region, central Italy) by means of PSI data. Participant.
Analysis of the Civitacampomarano landslide (Molise Region, southern Italy) by means of PSI data. Participant.
InSAR analysis of the general stability of the Campotosto (Abruzzi Region – central Italy) dams. Assistant.
InGrlD – GBInSAR monitoring of risk scenarios connected to flank instabilities at the Stromboli Island (Sicily Region – southern Italy). Assistant.
GBInSAR monitoring of the Calatabiano landslide (Sicily Region – southern Italy). Participant.
GBInSAR monitoring of the Castagnola landslide (Liguria – northern Italy). Participant.
SAR.net project. Participant.

He was also involved in the preparation and writing of recent Horizon 2020 and DG-ECHO proposals, as HAZARDLAB and BE-PREPARED.

Dr. Solari activities involves the participation as speaker in workshops and trainings organized in the frame of European, national and regional projects. For example:

U-GeoHaz workshop, 28 November 2019, Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya, Barcelona (Spain)
U-GeoHaz training, 3-4 June 2019, Hellenic Survey of Geology and Mineral Exploration, Athens (Greece)
SAFETY workshop, 29 November 2017, Instituto Geográfico Nacional, Madrid (Spain)
SAFETY training, 27-28 November 2017, School of Civil Protection, Madrid (Spain).

Lorenzo Solari served as teaching assistant for master’s and bachelor’s degrees courses in engineering geology and remote sensing. He tutored master’s and bachelor’s degrees thesis and one PhD thesis.ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3637-2669

playing an essential role in the technical specification and implementation of the European Ground Motion Service (EGMS) and serves as coordinating expert between the EGMS Advisory Board (GMAB project), which is composed of leading European InSAR experts, and the EEA.

Dr. Solari is author of 34 peer-reviewed papers in international remote sensing and geomorphology journals and of several conference proceedings and abstracts. He has been chairman of the Session NH3.9 “Landslide monitoring: recent technologies and new perspectives” at the European Geoscience Union General Assembly 2020 and member of Scientific Committee of the Living Planet Symposium 2019. He is an invited speaker in the 5th World Landslide Forum for the Session S1.7-4 “Looking towards the future: Young scientists’ workshop on landslide integrated research on disaster risk.”

List of published scientific papers, conference papers and abstracts and book chapters – Google Scholar https://scholar.google.it/citations?hl=it&user=B5z6QKUAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate.

During his career, Dr. Solari participated in several European, national, regional and Civil Protection projects aimed to the exploitation and dissemination of interferometric products, for example:

_European projects

European Ground Motion Service implementation. Participant/intra mural consultant at the European Enviroment Agency.
EEA/DIS/R0/19/004 “Establishment of the Copernicus Ground Motion Advisory Board – GMAB. Participant/WP Leader
U-GeoHaz: Geohazard impact assessment for urban areas (DG-ECHO). Participant.
Search And Rescue Aid and Surveillance using High EGNSS Accuracy – SARA (H2020). Assistant.
SAFETY: Sentinel for Geohazards regional monitoring and forecasting (DG-ECHO). Participant.

_National and regional projects

Satellite radar monitoring of the ground deformation over the Tuscany region. Participant.
Satellite radar monitoring of the ground deformation over the Valle d’Aosta region. WP Leader.
Satellite radar monitoring of the ground deformation over the Veneto region. Assistant.
Satellite and ground-based interferometric monitoring of the Pomarico landslide (Basilicata Region, southern Italy). Assistant.
Satellite interferometric analysis of the Spriana landslide (Lombardia, northern Italy). Participant.

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From Satellite Images to Field Survey: A Complete Scheme of Landslide InSAR Monitoring
Understanding and Reducing Landslide Disaster Risk. Vol 2. May 2022.
Del Soldato, Matteo, Solari, Lorenzo, Festa, Davide, Confuorto, Pierluigi, Bianchini, Silvia, Casagli, Nicola
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European Copernicus Services to Inform on Sea-Level Rise Adaptation: Current Status and Perspectives
Frontiers in Marine Science. Vol 8. March 2021.
Melet, Angélique, Carlo Buontempo, Mattiuzzi, Matteo, Salamon, Peter, Bahurel, Pierre, Breyiannis, George, Burgess, Samantha, Crosnier, Laurence, Yves Le Traon, Pierre, Mentaschi, Lorenzo, Nicolas, Julien, Solari, L., Vamborg, Freja, Voukouvalas, Evangelos, Burgess, Samantha
doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.703425 Google Scholar
Integration of Satellite Interferometric Data in Civil Protection Strategies for Landslide Studies at a Regional Scale
Remote Sensing. Vol 13. No. 10. January 2021.
Bianchini, S, Solari, L, Bertolo, D, Thuegaz, P, Catani, F
10.3390/rs13101881 Google Scholar
Numerical modelling of land subsidence related to groundwater withdrawal in the Firenze-Prato-Pistoia basin (central Italy)
HYDROGEOLOGY JOURNAL. Vol 29. No. 2. pp. 629-649 January 2021.
Ceccatelli, M, Del Soldato, M, Solari, L, Fanti, R, Mannori, G, Castelli, F
10.1007/s10040-020-02255-2 Google Scholar
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