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Oriol Monserrat holds a PhD in aerospace science and technology from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (2012) and a degree in mathematics from the University of Barcelona (2004). In 2003 he started working as a researcher in the Active Remote Sensing Unit of the Geomatics Institute. Since January 2014 works as a Head of the Remote Sensing Department of the Geomatics Research Unit at the Technological Centre of Telecommunications of Catalunya (CTTC-www.cttc.es).
His research activity is related to the analysis of satellite, airborne and terrestrial remote sensing data and the development of scientific and technical applications using mainly active sensors, such as the Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) radar, Real aperture Radar (RAR) and laser scanners. In addition, he has experience with passive sensors. From the point of view of the application, Dr. Monserrat is specialized in the measurement and monitoring of deformations using SAR interferometry techniques (InSAR). His most relevant research includes: (i) the development of algorithms and analysis methods for SAR interferometry, differential SAR interferometry (DInSAR) and terrestrial SAR; (ii) processing and analysis of remote sensing data; (iii) terrestrial remote sensing techniques: terrestrial laser scanner, SAR and RAR; iv) the measurement of deformations with Remote Sensing Data. This last aspect is directly related to applications related with natural hazards risk management, and in particular, with landslide and Subsidence hazards.
In his research career he has participated in different projects (most of them related to Geohazards) of the Sixth and Seventh Framework Programs of the EU (Galahad, SubCoast, PanGeo and Aphorism) as well as H2020 (HEIMDALL, GYMS). He has also participated in outstanding projects funded by the European Space Agency (PSIC4, Terrafirma and Respond). He has also participated in national projects of different ministries (Xlide, Lira and Mides). He has been the coordinator of several EU projects like SAFETY, U-Geohaz and Rastool, funded by the EC-ECHO (European Commission, Directorate-General Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection) or RISKCOAST, funded by Interreg-SUDOE. Finally, he has more than 115 scientific publications of more than 60 are in international indexed journals (ISI). He has also directed and completed 3 doctoral thesis and has four more in progress.