Maurizio Pollino, PhD 

Staff Scientist

Laboratory for the Analysis and Protection of Critical Infrastructures (APIC)

ENEA,  Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development

C.R. Casaccia, Via Anguillarese, 301 - 00123, Rome - Italy

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Born in Milazzo (Italy), October 12th 1972. Civil Engineer. PhD in Agroforestry and Environmental Engineering. From 2000 Researcher at ENEA, involved in R&D activity in the field of Geomatics (Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems - GIS). From 2003 to 2008, Adjunct Professor of "Geographical Information Systems" (University of Rome "Sapienza"). Professor at the 1st level University Master in post-catastrophe technical-administrative management of local authorities (University of L'Aquila, 2019/2020). 

Main interests in Geomatics applications to environmental studies (land planning, spatial analysis) and risk analysis (multi-risk assessment, GIS-based Decision Support Systems - DSS). Author and co-author of several scientific publications and contribution to Conferences in the above mentioned subject areas. Affiliate to AIT (Italian Remote Sensing Association) and AIC (Italian Cartographic Association). ECDL GIS Certified Examiner. Reviewer for many international Journals. Member of the Reviewer Board of the MDPI Remote Sensing Journal. Member of the Topic Board of the MDPI ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information.

Member of Programme Committee of the International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA 2011-2020). Organiser and Co-Chair of the ASTER Workshop 2015-2020 (Advances in information Systems and Technologies for Emergency preparedness and Risk assessment); “Deep Cities: Intelligence and Interoperability” Workshop 2017; AirQ&CScience Workshop 2020 (Air quality monitoring and Citizen Science for smart urban management. State of the art and perspectives); GeoForAgr Workshop 2020 (Geomatics in Forestry and Agriculture: new advances and perspectives).


Pollino M., Cappucci S., Giordano L., Iantosca D., De Cecco L., Bersan D., Rosato V., Borfecchia F.: "Assessing Earthquake-Induced Urban Rubble by Means of Multiplatform Remotely Sensed Data". ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 9(4):262, 2020

S Taraglio, S Chiesa, L La Porta, M Pollino, M Verdecchia, B Tomassetti, V Colaiuda, A Lombardi: “Decision Support System for smart urban management: resilience against natural phenomena and aerial environmental assessment”. International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management, Vol. 24, 2019

L. Matassoni, S. Giovinazzi, M. Pollino, A. Fiaschi, L. La Porta, V. Rosato: “A Geospatial Decision Support Tool for Seismic Risk Management: Florence (Italy) Case Study”. ICCSA 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10405. Springer, Cham, 2017

S. Giovinazzi, M. Pollino, I. Kongar, T. Rossetto, E. Caiaffa, A. Di Pietro, L. La Porta, V. Rosato, A. Tofani: “Towards a decision support tool for assessing, managing and mitigating seismic risk of electric power networks”. ICCSA 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10406. Springer, Cham, 2017

S. Cappucci, L. De Cecco, F. Gemerei, L. Giordano, L. Moretti, A. Peloso, M. Pollino, R. Scipinotti: “Earthquake’s Rubble Heaps Volume Evaluation: Expeditious Approach Through Earth Observation and Geomatics Techniques”. ICCSA 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10405. Springer, Cham, 2017

Di Pietro A., Lavalle L., La Porta L., Pollino M., Tofani A., Rosato V.: “Design of DSS for Supporting Preparedness to and Management of Anomalous Situations in Complex Scenario”. Managing the Complexity of Critical Infrastructures. Studies in systems, decision and control, vol. 90, p. 195-232, Cham:Springer International Publishing, 2016

F. Borfecchia, G. De Canio, L. De Cecco, A. Giocoli, S. Grauso, L. La Porta, S. Martini, M. Pollino, I. Roselli, A. Zini: “Mapping the earthquake-induced landslide hazard around the main oil pipeline network of the Agri Valley (Basilicata, southern Italy) by means of two GIS-based modelling approaches”, Natural Hazards, Volume 81, Issue 2, pp 759–777, 2016

E. Caiaffa, M. Pollino, A. Marucci: “A GIS Based Methodology in Renewable Energy Sources Sustainability”. International Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Information Systems 5(3), 2014

F. Borfecchia, E. Caiaffa, Pollino M., L. De Cecco, S. Martini, L. La Porta, A. Marucci: “Remote Sensing and GIS in planning photovoltaic potential of urban areas”. European Journal of Remote Sensing, 47, 2014

Pollino M., Modica G.: “Free Web Mapping Tools to Characterise Landscape Dynamics and to Favour e-Participation”. ICCSA 2013. Lecture Notes In Computer Science, vol. 7973, p. 566-581, Berlin Heidelberg:Springer-Verlag, 2013

Modica G., Vizzari M., Pollino M., Fichera C. R., Zoccali P., Di Fazio S.: Spatio-temporal analysis of the urban-rural gradient structure: an application in a Mediterranean mountainous landscape (Serra San Bruno, Italy)”. Earth System Dynamics, 3, 263-279, 2012

C. R. Fichera, G. Modica, M. Pollino: Land Cover classification and change-detection analysis using multi-temporal remote sensed imagery and landscape metrics”. European Journal of Remote Sensing, 45, 2012

F. Borfecchia, L. De Cecco, M. Pollino, A. Lugari, S. Martini, L. La Porta, E. Ristoratore, C. Pascale:  Active and passive remote sensing for supporting the evaluation of the urban seismic vulnerability”. Italian Journal of Remote Sensing (ISSN: 1129-8596) 42(3):129-141, 2010




Local Energy District - Monitoraggio della qualità e analisi della sicurezza delle infrastrutture urbane. Accordo di Programma MiSE-ENEA sulla Ricerca di Sistema Elettrico, Piano Triennale 2019-2021 [on-going]



RAFAEL Project – “System for Risk Analysis and Forecast for Critical Infrastructure in the ApenninEs dorsaL Regions”. MIUR PON 2014-2020 (PNR 2015-2020) [on-going]



SCIRES Project – “Supporting Critical Infrastructure REsilience from Space”. ESA (European Space Agency) Invitation to Tender (ITT) for Space-based Services to support resilient and sustainable Critical Infrastructure [on-going]



Progetto “Sviluppo di un Modello Integrato di Smart District Urbano”, nell’ambito dell’Accordo di Programma MiSE-ENEA sulla Ricerca di Sistema Elettrico, Piani Annuali di Realizzazione (PAR) 2015-2018



Contratto di ricerca tra il Dip. di Agraria dell’Università “Mediterranea” di Reggio Calabria e l’ENEA per lattività tecnico-scientifica nell’ambito del progetto PON03PE_00090_2 MIUR - PON “Ricerca e Competitività 2007-2013”



Training and Capacity Building for Afghanistan GeoNode Platform Hosting a Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment” (ENEA - World Bank Contract)