Enrico Borgogno Mondino

Enrico Borgogno Mondino
Università degli Studi di Torino | UNITO · Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences

PhD - Geodesy and Geomatics

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Introduction
Enrico Borgogno Mondino is currently Associate Professor in Geomatics by the Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences, Università degli Studi di Torino.
Additional affiliations
November 2015 - November 2015
Università degli Studi di Torino
Position
  • Associate Professor in Geomatics (Remote Sensing, GIS, Digital photogrammetry, survey)
September 2010 - present
Università degli Studi di Genova
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  • Lecturer
Description
  • Lecturer in the following courses (Master Degree): Image interpretation and RS for landscape analysis; CAD/GIS for Landscape Analysis; Laboratory of Analysis, evaluation and representation of Landscape
September 2002 - September 2006
Politecnico di Torino
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • I spent by the Geomatics research group part of my PhD (main affiliation was Politecnico di Milano) working on high resolution satellite imagery geometric correction and multspectral image classification.

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Publications (177)
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After an extreme rainy event agricultural fields can be submerged by water. Stagnant water can be generated by river’ flooding or by soil saturation causing different damage level to crops. In this work, the flood event occurred on 3rd October 2020 in NW Italy along the Sesia river was assessed with special concern about damages affecting rice crop...
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Forest height is a fundamental parameter in forestry. Tree height is widely used to assess a site’s productivity both in forest ecology research and forest management. Thus, a precise height measure represents a necessary step for the estimation of carbon storage at the local, national, and global scales. In this context, error in height measuremen...
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TELECER project is supported through Rural Development Programme regional action of EU CAP and is aimed at providing Precision Agriculture–devoted services for cereals monitoring in the Piemonte Region (NW-Italy) context. In this work authors explored some general and preliminary issues mainly aimed at demonstrating and formalizing those evident re...
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Farmers are supported by European Union (EU) through contributions related to the common agricultural policy (CAP). To obtain grants, farmers have to apply every year according to the national/regional procedure that, presently, relies on the Geo-Spatial Aid Application (GSAA). To ensure the properness of applications, national/regional payment age...
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Changes in land use and land cover as well as feedback on the climate deeply affect the landscape worldwide. This phenomenon has also enlarged the human–wildlife interface and amplified the risk of potential new zoonoses. The expansion of the human settlement is supposed to affect the spread and distribution of wildlife diseases such as canine dist...
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Forest height is a key parameter in forestry. SAR interferometry (InSAR) techniques have been extensively adopted to retrieve digital elevation models (DEM) to give a representation of the continuous variation of the Earth’s topography, including forests. Unfortunately, InSAR has been proven to fail over vegetation due to low coherence values; ther...
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Greening is a Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) subsidy that ensures that all EU farmers receiving income support produce climate and environmental benefits as part of their farming activities. To receive greening support, it is mandatory for the farmer to carry out three agricultural practices that are considered environmentally and climate friendl...
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Flood-damages on crops are related to several factors concerning both flood event and crops characteristics. In particular, flooded area size and water level are critical parameters while assessing yield loss and damages related to agricultural infrastructure and irrigation systems. With reference to the Sesia river (North-Western Italy) flood, occ...
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In the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, agriculture represents the most important economic sector, and land control can be considered a perpetual source of conflict. Knowledge of the existing production system distribution is fundamental for both informing national land tenure reforms and guiding more effective agricultural development interve...
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Operational services based on SAR data from satellite missions are showing to have the potentialities of becoming a real scenario; nevertheless, the complexity of data pre-processing remains one of the main reasons for its slow uptake by a wider user community. Google Earth Engine (GEE) web-based platform allows an immediate access to SAR imagery (...
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Precision agriculture involves the integration of new technologies including Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Navigation Satellites Systems (GNSS) and Remote Sensing (RS) platforms and sensors to allow farmers to maximize the cost-benefit ratio, rather than using the traditional whole-field approach. MAIA S2 is a recent multispectral ae...
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Recently, Italy has started the procedure for the selection of suitable sites for hosting the National Repository for Low-Medium Activity Radioactive Wastes. Sogin spa, a public company, taking into account the criteria of the ISPRA Technical Guide no. 29, solicited by the EU Directive 2011/70/Euratom, has presented the CNAPI (National Map of the P...
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Earth observation satellite systems play an important role in the provision of a wide range of information, especially in data-scarce regions. This role becomes extremely relevant during a disaster and when direct access to the affected area is difficult. This chapter provides an overview of the state of the art remote sensing techniques and tools...
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The qualitative and quantitative knowledge of forestry stands is a fundamental requirement for their management and exploitation planning. Traditional field measurements, based on plots, are certainly accurate, but time-consuming and expensive; moreover, it cannot provide a wall-to-wall estimate of measures over large areas. Even though they are es...
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Monitoring large-scale flood damage can be complicated and costly. Damages caused by floods affect also the agricultural sector. Permanence, height and quantity of stagnant water can significantly influence crop yield. Many studies exploit satellite data to map flooded areas, but only a few are focused on the timing of water persistence. This work...
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Satellite remote sensing is a power tool for the long-term monitoring of vegetation. This work, with reference to a regional case study, investigates remote sensing potentialities for describing the annual phenology of rangelands and broad-leaved forests at the landscape level with the aim of detecting eventual effects of climate change in the Alpi...
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Rising temperature, rainfall, and wind regime changes, increasing of frequency and intensity of extreme events are only some of the effects of climate change affecting the agro-forestry sector. Earth Observation data from satellite missions (often available for free) can certainly support analysis of climate change effects on vegetation, making pos...
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Climate change increases extreme whether events such as floods, hailstorms, or storms, which can affect agriculture, causing damages and economic loss within the agro-food sector. Optical remote sensing data have been successfully used in damage detections. Cloud conditions limit their potential, especially while monitoring floods or storms that ar...
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Green spaces may benefit human health mainly by mitigating noise and air pollution, promoting physical or social activities and improving mental health. Based on the influence that green space exposure seems to exert on Public Health and using a multidisciplinary approach, we investigated, the association between oxidative stress (OS) and green exp...
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Farmers that intend to access Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) contributions must submit an application to the territorially competent Paying Agencies (PA). Agencies are called to verify consistency of CAP contributions requirements through ground campaigns. Recently, EU regulation (N. 746/2018) proposed an alternative methodology to control CAP ap...
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There is currently a lack of rapid indirect analysis methods for the assessment of the effects of soil microbiota on vine production. Fifteen clusters of two Nebbiolo and Erbaluce varieties were identified in five vineyards belonging to a cooperative of winemakers in North West Italy, according to the differences in the NDVI index, as monitored by...
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The protection of vineyards with overhead plastic covers is a technique largely applied in table grape growing. As with other crops, remote sensing of vegetation spectral reflectance is a useful tool for improving management even for table grape viticulture. The remote sensing of the spectral signals emitted by vegetation of covered vineyards is cu...
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Detection and monitoring of vigour decline are certainly useful for forest managers to support future interventions. In this work a new index, from Sentinel-2 retrieved NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) time series, is proposed, hereafter called 'normal-ized Vegetation Vigour Index (nVVI)', which is specifically designed to quantify and...
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Tree stability evaluation is an important issue with great practical implications. In the recent years, tree potential to cause harm has been increasing in consequence of climate change effects, mainly related to windstorms and tree diseases that represent the main tree failure causes. A tree owner has a duty of safety, imposed by civil and penal l...
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Geomatics and satellite remote sensing offer useful analysis tools for several technical-scientific fields. This work, with reference to a regional case of study, investigates remote sensing potentialities for describing relationships between environment and diseases affecting wildlife at landscape level in the light of climate change effects onto...
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In urban planning, a numerical and spatially based approach is expected to drive to the “best” choice. In this work a GIS-based procedure is proposed to model territorial dynamics by comparing maps of two different periods (1830 and 2000). The study area is located in the urban fringe of Torino (NW Italy) that suffered from important changes especi...
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This study evaluated the effectiveness of Sentinel-2 (S2) as a tool for early detection and estimation of forest harvesting in the Piemonte Region, which can be used by the regional forest administration. The priority was the detection, at the regional scale, of annual forest cover changes with the following goals: i) mapping of irregular (in respe...
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Tree height (H) survey is a fundamental step in forest mensuration. The error affecting tree height measure, necessarily influences the correspondent tree estimates. The remotely survey of vegetation using PHODAR (PHOtogrammetric Detection And Ranging) or LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) techniques generates very high-density point clouds, that...
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In October 2017, a large wildfire occurred in the Susa valley (Italian Western Alps) affecting wide areas of mixed forests (Pinus sylvetris L.; Fagus sylvatica L., Quercus pubescens Willd.) with a spot pattern. Few days after the event an aerial survey operated by an RGB camera Sony ILCE-7RM2-a7R II was done with the aim of testing a digital photog...
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Hail is one of the risks that most frightens farmers and one of the few currently insured climatic-related phenomena. In the last years, a significant increase occurred of adverse events affecting crops, highlighting that ordinary strategies of insurance companies should migrate to a more dynamic management. In this work a prototype of service base...
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Background Green spaces (greenness) have been reported as beneficial to health, mainly mitigating air pollution, hot spots, noise and promoting socialisation, biodiversity and physical activity (PA). This study aims to examine the association between greenness and oxidative stress (OS) in children and to evaluate interaction with PA. Methods The c...
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Remotely piloted aerial systems (RPAS) have been recognized as an effective low-cost tool to acquire photogrammetric data of low accessible areas reducing collection and processing time. Data processing techniques like structure from motion (SfM) and multiview stereo (MVS) techniques, can nowadays provide detailed 3D models with an accuracy compara...
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Several tools have been introduced to generate accurate 3D models. Among these, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are an effective low-cost tool to go beyond on-fields effort limits since they allow to fly over areas difficult to reach and to reduce the time needed to collect and process photogrammetric pictures as well. Combining their versatility w...
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Climate change is today one of the biggest issues for farmers. The increasing number of natural disasters and change of seasonal trends is making insurance companies more interested in new technologies that can somehow support them in quantifying and mapping risks. Remotely sensed data, with special focus on free ones, can certainly provide the mos...
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Aerial discrete return LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) technology (ALS-Aerial Laser Scanner) is now widely used for forest characterization due to its high accuracy in measuring vertical and horizontal forest structure. Random and systematic errors can still occur and these affect the native point cloud, ultimately degrading ALS data accuracy,...
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The European Union and the European Space Agency (EU/ESA) have promoted since 1998 (Baveno Manifesto*) the GMES Programme (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security), nowadays called Copernicus (www.copernicus.eu). In the agriculture domain, the use of Copernicus Sentinel imagery and its services are providing several new opportunities. The kn...
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Climate variability is one of the greatest risks for farmers. The ongoing increase of natural calamities suggests that insurance strategies have to be more dynamic than previously. In this work a remote sensing based service prototype is presented aimed at supporting insurance companies with the aim of defining an operative tool to objectively cali...
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Riassunto Il monitoraggio attraverso tecnologie di rilevamento remoto del territorio, è considerata un'attività strategica dei consorzi di bonifica, in quanto permette di sviluppare programmi di controllo sull'utilizzo delle risorse idriche, sull'individuazione di eventuali punti di dispersione nella rete di distribuzione e sul monitoraggio dello s...
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While mapping agricultural areas by remote sensing, it is quite common to operate at cadastral parcel level. Unfortunately, this land tessellation is merely administrative: a single parcel can, in fact, be made of differently managed parts whose spectral properties can be significantly different, being often different their content. In this situati...
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Oil palm is a perennial tree that well fits the humid tropical climate; fresh fruit bunchesare the palm raw fruit for oil mills. Palm oil is the world highest yielding oil crop determining that palms are extensively planted in South-East Asia, especially in Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia where plantations have been spreading in response to the i...
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Nowadays remote sensing techniques are widely used in agricultural applications due to the high availability of free pre-processed dataset, leading to the development of monitoring services (web or standalone). The management and monitoring of agricultural areas by Regional and European Administration is currently based on a sub-division of territ...
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Forest biomass is a renewable energy source, more climate-friendly than fossil fuels and widely available in Europe. The wood energy chain has been suggested as a means to reactivate forest management and improve the value of forest stands in marginalized rural areas. However, wall-to-wall estimates of forest biomass, needed to design the location...
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A time series of Landsat 8 OLI (L8 OLI) multispectral images acquired between May 2013 and February 2016 were used to investigate vigour, vine and soil water content in a vineyard of Moscato Reale (syn. Moscato Bianco) sited in the Castel del Monte DOCG area. Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and Normalized Difference Water Index (NDWI)...
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In this work we tested consistency and reliability of satellite-derived Prescription Maps (PMs) respect to those that can be obtained by aerial imagery. Test design considered a vineyard of Moscato Reale sited in Apulia (South-Eastern Italy) and two growing seasons (2013 and 2014). Comparisons concerned Landsat 8 OLI images and aerial datasets from...
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A time series of Landsat 8 OLI multispectral images acquired in the period May 2013 - February 2016 was used to investigate vineyard behaviour in terms of vigour and water content. The study site was located in the Castel del Monte DOCG area; a ‘Moscato Reale’ (syn. ‘Moscato Bianco’) vineyard was analysed. Normalized difference vegetation index (ND...
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Monitoring forest phenology allows us to study the effects of climate change on vegetated land surfaces. Daily and composite time series (TS) of several vegetation indices (VIs) from MODerate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data have been widely used in scientific works for phenological studies since the beginning of the MODIS mission....
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The Sentinel-2 data by European Space Agency were recently made available for free. Their technical features suggest synergies with Landsat-8 dataset by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), especially in the agriculture context were observations should be as dense as possible to give a rather complete description of macro-phenology...