Emanuele Mandanici

Emanuele Mandanici
University of Bologna | UNIBO · Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering DICAM

PhD

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Introduction
Emanuele has a PhD in Geomatics Engineering. His research activity, which pertains to the disciplines of Geomatics and Remote Sensing, concerns the development of methods for the acquisition and processing of geospatial information, to address problems of environmental monitoring and sustainability, energy efficiency in urban environments, study and preservation of cultural heritage sites.
Additional affiliations
September 2013 - present
University of Bologna
Position
  • Researcher
September 2013 - July 2014
University of Bologna
Position
  • Teaching Tutor
Description
  • Tutor for Topography course.
April 2013 - September 2015
University of Bologna
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
January 2008 - May 2011
University of Bologna
Field of study
  • Geomatics and Transportation Engineering
March 2005 - October 2007
University of Bologna
Field of study
  • Environmental Engineering

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Publications (44)
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The availability of multispectral images, with both high spatial and spectral resolution, makes it possible to obtain valuable information about complex urban environment, reducing the need for more expensive surveying techniques. Here, a methodology is tested for the semi-automatic extraction of buildings and the mapping of the main roofing materi...
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The ability to observe the world has seen significant developments in the last few decades, alongside the techniques and methodologies to derive accurate digital replicas of observed environments. Underwater ecosystems present greater challenges and remain largely unexplored, but the need for reliable and up-to-date information motivated the birth...
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Bauxite residuals from abandoned mining sites are both an environmental challenge and a possible source of secondary raw materials. Processing of multispectral and hyperspectral images with the best available techniques can help to produce multiscale spatial maps of elements inside and around the mining sites. The authors propose a procedure for ma...
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Remote sensing can be fruitfully used in the characterization of metals within stockpiles and tailings, produced from mining activities. Satellite information, in the form of band ratio, can act as an auxiliary variable, with a certain correlation with the ground primary data. In the presence of this auxiliary variable, modeled with nested structur...
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A microclimate classification of the entire Bologna Municipality has been carried out in order to give a tool to the local administration in the drafting of the General Urbanistic Plan (PUG). The city was classified considering the variation of air temperature as a function of the surface characteristics, the vegetation fraction, the building densi...
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Over the last decades, climate change has brought more and more challenges to managers of cultural heritage and researchers. The increasing effects of natural hazards on assets have required the development of a new protocol of techniques and methodologies for the monitoring of Cultural Heritage and the adoption of management plans adapted to the n...
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There is a growing interest in the characterization of mining residues, both for environmental assessments and critical raw materials recovery. The lack of sufficient in situ samples hampers an effective geostatistical modelling of material concentrations variability. This paper proposes a method to characterize the aluminum spatial variability in...
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The exponential growth in the volume of Earth observation data and the increasing quality and availability of high-resolution imagery are increasingly making more applications possible in urban environments [...]
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In the project, carried out by the Geomatics group of the DICAM Department from the University of Bologna, it is discussed the integration of different sensors as an application to the field of Cultural Heritage. The fresco painting examined dates back to the beginning of the XVII century, it is found in the San Martino theatre hall, in the city ce...
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This paper presents two examples of use of amateur video sequences for the 3D modelling of objects in Archaeology. The described case studies refer to the important archaeological sites of Cahuachi (Peru) and Tiwanaku (Bolivia), where the DICAM Dept. of the University of Bologna operated in past years with a surveying activity that involved the app...
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Among the applications of Remote Sensing for urban environments, Thermal Mapping is currently one of the most interesting, although still quite limited in usage. Airborne, drone and satellite thermal imagery can in fact provide effective data for different purposes and at different scales. The peculiar characteristics of thermal images, on the othe...
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Precision agriculture aims at optimizing crop production by adapting management actions to real needs and requires that a reliable and extensive description of soil and crop conditions is available, that multispectral satellite images can provide. The purpose of the present study, based on activities carried out in 2019 on an agricultural area nort...
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The relatively poor spatial resolution of thermal images is a limitation for many thermal remote sensing applications. A possible solution to mitigate this problem is super-resolution, which should preserve the radiometric content of the original data and should be applied to both the cases where a single image or multiple images of the target surf...
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WorldView-3 satellite is providing images with an unprecedented combination of high spatial and spectral resolution. The stereo capabilities and the very high resolution of the panchromatic band (0.31 m) have been fostering new applications in urban areas, where the complexity of the morphology requires a higher level of detail. The present technic...
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Although thermal imaging is a widely used technique in many applications and is under continuous development, one of its limits is the relatively coarse spatial resolution. Nevertheless, in the last years, a number of super-resolution algorithms have been developed which allow to enhance the resolution of the images. They can be divided in two main...
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Airborne thermal cameras are a valuable source of information for energy analyses at city scale. The generation of accurate high-resolution thermal orthomosaics is a necessary but still challenging task, especially when a thermal camera is the only imaging sensor on-board, because of the peculiar characteristics of thermal imagery (i.e. low dynamic...
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During the last years, remote sensing data along with GIS have been largely employed for supporting emergency management activities. In this context, the use of satellite images and derived map products has become more common also in the different phases of humanitarian crisis response. In this work very high resolution satellite imagery was proce...
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The research activities described in this contribution were carried out at San Leo (Italy). The town is located on the top of a quadrangular rock slab affected by a complex system of fractures and has a wealth of cultural heritage, as evidenced by the UNESCO’s nomination. The management of this fragile set requires a comprehensive system of geomet...
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The derivation of surface temperature from thermal images requires a proper modelling of the spectral characteristics of the observed surfaces, in particular emissivity. Several possible approaches have been developed in literature. A first category of methods relies on the availability of multiple bands in the thermal region, while a second family...
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In order to investigate the effective role of sedimentological analysis in the interpretation of geotechnical data, with special reference to coastal transitional paleoenvironments, a study on the Quaternary alluvial and coastal plain successions forming the upper 30 m of the Tronto River valley subsoil, facing the Italian Central Adriatic Sea, has...
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The availability of new generation multispectral sensors of the Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 satellite platforms offers unprecedented opportunities for long-term high-frequency monitoring applications. The present letter aims at highlighting some potentials and challenges deriving from the spectral and spatial characteristics of the two instruments. So...
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The ChoT project aims at analysing the potential of aerial thermal imagery to produce large scale datasets for energetic efficiency analyses and policies in urban environments. It is funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) in the framework of the SIR 2014 (Scientific Independence of young Researchers) programme....
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A single-band surface temperature retrieval method is proposed, aiming at achieving a better accuracy by exploiting the integration of aerial thermal images with LiDAR data and ground surveys. LiDAR data allow the generation of a high resolution digital surface model and a detailed modeling of the Sky-View Factor (SVF). Ground surveys of surface te...
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Various regions in Europe have suffered from severe flooding over the last decades. Flood disasters often have a broad extent and a high frequency. They are considered the most devastating natural hazards because of the tremendous fatalities, injuries, property damages, economic and social disruption that they cause. In this context, Earth Observat...
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This work focuses on the exploitation of very high-resolution (VHR) satellite imagery coupled with multi-criteria analysis (MCA) to produce flood hazard maps. The methodology was tested over a portion of the Yialias river watershed basin (Nicosia, Cyprus). The MCA methodology was performed selecting five flood-conditioning factors: slope, distance...
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Several geomatics techniques were applied and integrated for the ceremonial center of Cahuachi and the Nasca territory, including GNSS surveys, digital-elevation-model generation from satellite imagery, and close-range photogrammetry . Accurate 3D models of the landscape in which the archaeological site is set and, at different scale, of structures...
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The San Leo village, located near to Rimini (northern Italy), was built in the medieval period on the top of a calcarenite and sandstone plateau, affected by lateral spreading associated with secondary rock falls and topples. In fact, a number of landslides endangered the historical town since centuries. In order to describe the structural features...
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An automated procedure has been proposed to monitor by multispectral satellite imagery the cultivation expansion between 1987 and 2013 in the arid environment of the Fayyum Oasis (Egypt), which is subject to land reclamation. A change detection procedure was applied to the four years investigated (1987, 1998, 2003 and 2013). This long-term analysis...
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A number of methods have been proposed for the atmospheric correction of the multispectral satellite images, based on either atmosphere modelling or images themselves. Full radiative transfer models require a lot of ancillary information about the atmospheric conditions at the acquisition time. Whereas, image based methods cannot account for all th...
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The management of an urban context in a Smart City perspective requires the development of innovative projects, with new applications in multidisciplinary research areas. They can be related to many aspects of city life and urban management: fuel consumption monitoring, energy efficiency issues, environment, social organization, traffic, urban tran...
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The rising attention to energy consumption problems is renewing interest in the applications of thermal remote sensing in urban areas. The research presented here aims to test a methodology to retrieve information about roof surface temperature by means of a high resolution orthomosaic of airborne thermal infrared images, based on a case study acqu...
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Remote sensing can play a key role in risk assessment and management, especially when several concurrent factors coexist, such as a predisposition to natural disasters and the urban sprawl, spreading over highly vulnerable areas. In this context, multitemporal analysis can provide decision-makers with tools and information to reduce the impacts of...
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The Valmarecchia area (RN, Italy), located between the Emilia-Romagna and Marche regions, displays peculiar geological features, being characterized by rocky slabs lying on gentle slopes. The main fortified villages of the area, remarkable for historical and artistic assets, were built in the medieval period on these slabs for defense purposes. The...
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There is large consensus that demographic changes, the lack of appropriate environmental policies and sprawling urbanization result in high vulnerability and exposure to the natural disasters. This work reports some experiences of using multispectral satellite imagery to produce landuse/cover maps for the Dhaka city, the capital of Bangladesh, w...
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The assessment of surface water salinity is a long standing feature request for water quality assessment by remote sensing. The aim of the present work is to test an empirical method for surface water salinity retrieval by means of multispectral satellite images at medium resolution (30 m). For this purpose, two case studies were selected: the firs...
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L’evoluzione dei sensori multispettrali e la prospettiva di sviluppo dei sensori iperspettrali nel campo del telerilevamento ottico offrono nuovi strumenti per l’indagine del territorio e rinnovano la necessità di ridefinire potenzialità, limiti e accuratezza delle metodologie tradizionali. Nel caso delle immagini iperspettrali, in particolare, l’e...
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Water quality assessment and monitoring from remote sensing data is strongly affected by the accuracy of the atmospheric effect correction. Two algorithms, based respectively on Modtran 4 and on 6SV radiative transfer codes, and an empirical image-based method have been compared, also examining the sensitivity to different parameterizations of wate...
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In the framework of an archaeological research programme by Bologna University (Italy), a multi-sensor approach has been applied on a portion of the Libyan desert surrounding the Fayyum Oasis (Egypt), in order to support a paleo-environmental reconstruction. A spectral analysis has been performed by integrating multi and hyper-spectral data sets on...
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The Second Simulation of a Satellite Signal in the Solar Spectrum Vector code (6SV) is one of the most widely used Radiation Transfer (RT) codes, but its employment in the hyperspectral image pre-processing chain has been limited. Since version 1.1 (released in May 2007) some gaps in respect of Modtran accuracy were bridged, by taking into account...
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A multi-scale/multi-sensor approach has been applied on a portion of the Libyan Desert in Egypt, providing a morphological and lithological setting. Large depressions are the main geomorphological structure, as evidenced by DTMs created by satellite and topographical data. Bare soils are well exposed over the largest part of the area: a spectral an...
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La tesi nasce da una collaborazione di ricerca, attiva da anni, tra il DISTART - Area Topografia ed il Dipartimento di Archeologia dell’Università di Bologna, impegnato da lungo tempo in scavi archeologici nella regione egiziana del Fayyum. Lo scopo di questa tesi è offrire un contributo alla creazione di un database multiscala di informazioni geor...

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The CHOT project, started in September 2015, is funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) in the framework of the SIR 2014 (Scientific Independence of young Researchers) programme (http://sir.miur.it/). It aims at analysing the potential of aerial thermal imagery to produce large scale datasets for energetic efficiency analyses in urban environments. In particular, both ground and aerial infrared surveys will be executed over the urban area of Bologna in order to collect datasets from different platforms and instruments. The final outcomes are expected to quantify the achievable accuracy in the estimation of surface temperature with the proposed techniques, and their sensitivity to the main variables of the problem.
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Palaeoenvironmental and sedimentological evolution by climatic changes and tectonic influence during last milion years. Possible use of the paleo-lagoon territory at the mouth of the Tronto river