Lorenzo Bigagli

Lorenzo Bigagli
Italian National Research Council | CNR · Institute for Atmospheric Pollution (IIA)

PhD

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September 2012 - present
Italian National Research Council
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  • Senior Researcher

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Publications (64)
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Soils are complex ecosystems. They play a key role in providing sustainable life on Earth, meeting the needs of humans and regulating several environmental processes. The United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related 17 Goals include a commitment to the preservation of soil quality. However, the adopted indicators lack the...
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The nature of contemporary spatial data infrastructures lies in the provision of geospatial information in an on-demand fashion. Although recent applications identified the need to react to real-time information in a time-critical way, research efforts in the field of geospatial Internet of Things in particular have identified substantial gaps in t...
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The nature of contemporary Spatial Data Infrastructures lies in the provision of geospatial information in an on-demand fashion. Though recent applications identified the need to react to real-time information in a time-critical way. In particular, research efforts in the field of geospatial Internet of Things have identified substantial gaps in th...
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The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has conducted much work in the past on event-based models and architectures. However, the current OGC standard baseline only supports synchronous web service capabilities, which have insofar primarily addressed the request/reply model, where a client makes a request and the server usually responds synchronously,...
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We present a roadmap to guide European research efforts towards a socially responsible big data economy that maximizes the positive impact of big data in environment and energy efficiency. The goal of the roadmap is to allow stakeholders and the big data community to identify and meet big data challenges, and to proceed with a shared understanding...
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Data discoverability, accessibility, and integration are frequent barriers for scientists and a major obstacle for favorable results on environmental research. To tackle this issue, the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is leading the development of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), a voluntary effort that connects Earth Obser...
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The identification of appropriate mechanisms for process sharing and reuse by means of composition is considered a key enabler for the effective uptake of a global Earth Observation infrastructure, currently pursued by the international geospatial research community. Modelers in need of running complex workflows may benefit from outsourcing process...
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Big Data Analytics is an emerging field since massive storage and computing capabilities have been made available by advanced e-infrastructures. Earth and Environmental sciences are likely to benefit from Big Data Analytics techniques supporting the processing of the large number of Earth Observation datasets currently acquired and generated throug...
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Once the most industrialized republic of the Soviet Union, Armenia inherited a dramatic ecological situation from the Soviet era. As the key national environmental academic entity, the Center for Ecological‐Noosphere Studies (CENS) of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia has a strong national role in delivering authoritative...
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Armenia is a small country geographically located in the South Caucasus region. Once the most industrialized republic of the Soviet Union, the country inherited a dramatic ecological situation from the Soviet era. After the mid‐1990s, the economic policy of Armenia shifted towards a strong support for industrial development greatly ignoring ecologi...
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Seagrass meadows (marine angiosperm plants) occupy less than 0.2% of the global ocean surface, annually store about 10-18% of the so-called "Blue Carbon", i.e. the Carbon stored in coastal vegetated areas. Recent literature estimates that the flux to the long-term carbon sink in seagrasses represents 10-20% of seagrasses global average production....
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Advancing our knowledge of environmental phenomena and their interconnections requires an intensive use of environmental models. Due to the complexity of Earth system, the representation of complex environmental processes often requires the use of more than one model (often from different disciplines). The Group on Earth Observation (GEO) launched...
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The creation of the Uncertainty Enabled Model Web was the aim of the UncertWeb project, which finished in January 2013. In this work we consider the outcomes of the UncertWeb project, critically assessing both the successes and identifying areas where further work is required. In particular we focus on three main areas: 1. How to expose models on t...
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GeoViQua (QUAlity aware VIsualisation for the Global Earth Observation System of Systems) is an FP7 project aiming at complementing the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) with rigorous data quality specifications and quality-aware capabilities, in order to improve reliability in scientific studies and policy decision-making. GeoViQu...
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The UncertWeb framework is a distributed, Web-based Information and Communication Technology (ICT) system to support scientific data modeling in presence of uncertainty. We designed and prototyped a core component of the UncertWeb framework: the Business Process Broker. The BP-Broker implements several functionalities, such as: discovery of availab...
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To facilitate the automated processing of uncertain data (e.g. uncertainty propagation in modeling applications), we have proposed a set of conventions for expressing uncertainty information within the netCDF data model and format: the NetCDF Uncertainty Conventions (NetCDF-U). From a theoretical perspective, it can be said that no dataset is a per...
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We relate on the work of the Open Geospatial Consortium Publish/Subscribe Standards Working Group (in short, OGC PubSub SWG), which investigates a mechanism to support publish/subscribe requirements across OGC service interfaces and data types (coverage, feature, etc.) Two primary parties characterize the publish/subscribe model: a Publisher, whic...
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We report on the work of the Open Geospatial Consortium Catalogue Services 3.0 Standards Working Group (OGC Cat 3.0 SWG for short), started in March 2008, with the purpose to process change requests on the Catalogue Services 2.0.2 Implementation Specification (OGC 07-006r1) and produce a revised version thereof, comprising the related XML schemas a...
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The identification of appropriate mechanisms for process reuse, chaining and composition is considered a key enabler for the effective uptake of a global Earth Observation infrastructure, currently pursued by the international geospatial research community. In the Earth and Space Sciences, such a facility could primarily enable integrated and inter...
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GeoViQua (QUAlity aware VIsualization for the Global Earth Observation System of Systems) is a recently started FP7 project aiming at complementing the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) with rigorous data quality specifications and quality-aware capabilities, in order to improve reliability in scientific studies and policy decision...
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The EC FP7 ISTIMES project has the goal of realizing an ICT-based system exploiting distributed and local sensors for non destructive electromagnetic monitoring in order to make critical transport infrastructures more reliable and safe. Higher situation awareness thanks to real time and detailed information and images of the controlled infrastructu...
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The Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), envisioned by the group of eight most industrialized countries (G-8) in 2003, provides the indispensable framework to integrate the Earth observation efforts at a global level. The European Commission also contributes to the implementation of the GEOSS through research projects funded from its...
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Environmental and geographical data describing atmospheric or terrestrial phenomena are collected in digital form since three decades. Geomatics, that is automatic management and
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The ISTIMES project, funded by the European Commission in the frame of a joint Call "ICT and Security" of the Seventh Framework Programme, is presented and preliminary research results are discussed. The main objective of the ISTIMES project is to design, assess and promote an Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)-based system, exploitin...
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The ever-increasing need to integrate knowledge from the diverse disciplines of the Earth System sciences requires to switch from data-centric systems towards service-oriented enabling infrastructures. Important international initiatives and programmes are defining a standard baseline for interoperability of geospatial information, models and techn...
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GI-cat framework implements a distributed catalog service supporting different international standards and interoperability arrangements in use by the geoscientific community. The distribution functionality in conjunction with the mediation functionality allows to seamlessly query remote heterogeneous data sources, including OGC Web Services - e.e....
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This work was developed in the context of the ESA Heterogeneous Missions Accessibility (HMA) project, whose main objective is to involve the stakeholders, namely National space agencies, satellite or mission owners and operators, in an harmonization and standardization process of their ground segment services and related interfaces. Among HMA objec...
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In this work, we report on the issues and lessons learnt from our recent experience on assessing service compliance to OGC geospatial standards. Official conformity is warranted by the OGC Compliance & Interoperability Testing & Evaluation (CITE) initiative, through a centrally managed repository of tests, typically developed via initiatives funded...
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The international research community involved in the GMES, INSPIRE, and GEOSS initiatives is actively pursuing the specification of information and service oriented solutions for geospatial data interoperability. A prominent interoperability issue pertains to discovery services. From an information technology point of view, the challenge is to impl...
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In this work we present a configuration tool for the GI-cat. In an Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) framework, GI-cat implements a distributed catalog service providing advanced capabilities, such as: caching, brokering and mediation functionalities. GI-cat applies a distributed approach, being able to distribute queries to the remote service pr...
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In this presentation we discuss the extensions developed in order to enable GI-cat to support the OGC CSW ebRIM application profile and its extension packages: EO (Earth Observation) and CIM (Cataloging of ISO Metadata). In an Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) framework, GI-cat implements a distributed catalog service providing advanced capabilit...
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The development of a clearinghouse catalog solution arises from the need of interoperability among different communities. This component, provides search and access capabilities across catalogs, inventory lists and their registered resources. In an SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) approach, a clearinghouse catalog solution may be implemented as...
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GI-cat is a Java software package that implements discovery and access services for disparate geospatial resources. An instance of GI-cat provides a single point of service for querying and accessing remote, as well as local, heterogeneous sources of geospatial information, either through standard interfaces, or taking advantage of GI-cat advanced...
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Access to real-time distributed Earth and Space Science (ESS) information is essential for enabling critical Decision Support Systems (DSS). Thus, data model interoperability between the ESS and DSS communities is a decisive achievement for enabling cyber-infrastructure which aims to serve important societal benefit areas. The ESS community is cha...
Technical Report
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Questo documento ha lo scopo di descrivere l’architettura dell’Infrastruttura distribuita per la “Gestione Integrata e Interoperativa dei Dati Ambientali del CNR” (Progetto GIIDA). Questa infrastruttura realizza una Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) e quindi deve essere in linea con le specifiche internazionali che caratterizzano tali infrastruttur...
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In the last years two important architectural and technological solutions have been proposed for improving Web applications design. The REST architectural style has been defined to describe the WWW architecture and to guide its future evolution preserving the fundamental characteristics of scalability. At the same time AJAX and related technologies...
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Several geosciences communities (e.g. atmospheric science, oceanography, hydrology) have developed tailored data and metadata models and service protocol specifications for enabling online data discovery, inventory, evaluation, access and download. These specifications are conceived either profiling geospatial information standards or extending the...
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The development of catalog clearinghouse solutions is a near-term challenge in support of fully functional and useful infrastructures for spatial data. We present an experimental catalog clearinghouse for Imagery, gridded and coverage data. The solution supports data discovery, evaluation, query distribution and mediation of several well-known cata...
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Several geo-information communities (e.g. oceanography, atmospheric science, earth observation, etc.) have developed tailored metadata specifications for data discovery, evaluation and use. They conceived these models either profiling standard models (e.g. ISO 19115 metadata specification) or enriching existing and well- accepted data models (e.g....
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We present a solution for the implementation of a catalog service in the context of an European infrastructure; this has the strategic objective of providing an integrated service for global and regional ocean resources to intermediate users and policy makers. The current European information systems (e.g. MERSEA Marine Environment and Security for...
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AB: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Coverage Service (WCS) revision 1.1 specification includes many modifications that are important to the communities working with existing services and clients based on netCDF (network Common Data Form), THREDDS THematic Real-time Environmental Distributed Data Services), OPeNDAP Open-source Project for N...
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One barrier to research at the boundaries of the traditional Earth sciences is a lack of interoperability among data systems employed in the traditional subdisciplines. Solid Earth scientists (including the hydrology community) have tended to view their datasets as descriptions of discrete objects with attributes that can be stored and manipulated...
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Geosciences and Geographic -information realms present several common aspects and share common data (i.e. they both generate, manage and use geospatial data). Nevertheless, they have been developing their own semantics, schemas and tools, which very often are not completely interoperable. That is the case of ncML (netCDF Markup Language) and GML (G...
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During the last decade, operational monitoring and forecasting systems have been developed in all the European seas. The exchange of data and products and the development of services for a wide community of users pose some fundamental issues, whose solution has become a priority in integrated and GMES referring projects, such as the MERSEA European...
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We address the problem of data and information interoperability in the Earth System Science information domain. We believe that well-established architectures and standard technologies are now available to implement data interoperability. In particular, we elaborate on the mediated approach, and present several technological aspects of our implemen...
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Spatial Data Infrastructure:SDI (also known as Geospatial Data Infrastructure) is fundamentally a mechanism to facilitate the sharing and exchange of geospatial data. SDI is a scheme necessary for the effective collection, management, access, delivery and utilization of geospatial data; it is important for: objective decision making and sound land...
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In the field of environmental sciences, collaborative research is often a necessary approach to join the required technical and human resources which are located in different sites. The information and communication technologies (ICT) can provide effective tools for enabling such cooperation through the development of a dedicated computer and netwo...
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Disparate, "stove-pipe" data systems are among the main impediments to many interdisciplinary research projects in the geosciences. The solid earth disciplines and hydrology tend to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) which enable them to store and interact with data representing as discrete features on or near the surface of the earth. Studie...
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In this work, we introduce an implementation of COS(OT), an open federated framework allowing discovery and interoperability of disparate geographic information resources and it also implements some concept of an SDI for environmental sciences datasets. Environmental sciences data is a kind of geoinformation dealing with phenomena implicitly and ex...
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The paper describes the services implementation starting from the system architecture definition to the deployment, analyzing the design solutions and technological choices. As a result of user analysis, two services W-park and W-site are used for testing. The Metaponto archaeological park was considered as a good choice for the demonstration of th...
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We present the GI-Cat service: a SOAP-based Web service providing basic functionalities for GI dataset cataloguing and access. The GJ-Cat object model schema is instance of the hierarchical, semistructured data model and is based on the ISO 19115 data model. GI-Cat requirements, information model (resources and accompanying metadata) and functional...
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A federation system solution suited for the challenging area of the Earth Observation from Space (EOS) domain is presented. It addresses system integration issues, conceiving a distributed system based on modern industry-standard protocols, whose components are existing legacy systems. A web-enabled federation system-a distributed system which impl...
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Teams at the Unidata Program Center and University of Florence are working with a number of international partners to implement a web services interface to traditional atmospheric and oceanographic datasets currently stored in netCDF form or served via the OPeNDAP protocol . The project will result in a gateway service using Web Coverage Service (W...
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We implemented a Mediator-based Federated Information System: a tightly-coupled infor- mation system based on a unified model at the conceptual level. This system provides integrated access to data managed by disparate resources. Although the generic architecture is suited for a range of applica- tions, the challenging area of the Earth Observation...

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