I received an MSc in Telecommunication Engineering at the Universita’ di Napoli “Federico II” in 2006. In 2006, I joined the High Frequency and Radar Systems Department (HR), German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen where I developed my MSc thesis, which focused on SAR multi-pass retrieval of forest parameters.
In 2011, I was awarded a PhD degree from the University of Edinburgh, (School of Geosciences), Edinburgh, UK in the field of polarimetric SAR interferometry. It was a great experience and my PhD thesis was awarded “Best PhD Thesis 2011” by the RSPSoc (Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society) and “Outstanding PhD Thesis” by Springer Verlag, which published the thesis in 2012.
From March 2011 to October 2011, I worked at the University of Alicante, Institute of Computing Research, in Alicante, Spain. Besides enjoying the sunny weather, I earned experiences in processing stuck of radar images for change detection.
From December 2011 to May 2015, I was a post-doctorate researcher and lecturer at the ETH Zürich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Switzerland. At ETH I was presented with a unique opportunity to assert myself as a researcher and at the same time to gain teaching skills.
From June 2015 to April 2018, I was a lecturer at the Open University, Department of Engineering and Innovation, in Milton Keynes, UK. At the OU I had the possibility to think a lot about best ways of teaching and I worked on really exciting projects.
Since June 2018 I am a Senior Lecture in Earth Observation at the University of Stirling, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences. Here, I enjoy my time being involved in both teaching and research, along with having walks on the hills surrounding the campus.
I am very fascinated by Earth Observation (EO) images and I spend most of my research time processing stacks of radar images for monitoring the environment. I have worked on a large variety of applications, where the common denominator is SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) and polarimetry or interferometry.
I am fascinated by maritime applications as monitoring plastic pollutants, icebergs, sea ice, small vessels, aquaculture structures and other targets at sea that are of interest for environmental protection and hazard mitigation. I am also monitoring changes in agricultural fields (for food security), coastal areas (for salt marshes erosion) and forests (for deforestation, degradation and selective logging).
I find very exciting to develop new methodologies using Image Processing, Computer Vision and Machine Learning. I especially like to write code that manipulate EO images to extract information automatically.
Finally, I love doing fieldwork! Looking things through the eyes of a satellite is exciting, but just as exciting as seeing things with your own eyes. In the past, I have also built several radars to bring to the field and perform in loco measurements.
Soldal IH, Dierking W, Korosov A & Marino A (2019) Automatic Detection of Small Icebergs in Fast Ice Using Satellite Wide-Swath SAR Images. Remote Sensing, 11 (7), Art. No.: 806. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11070806
Zhu S, Shao W, Armando M, Shi J, Sun J, Yuan X, Hu J, Yang D & Zuo J (2019) Evaluation of Chinese Quad-polarization Gaofen-3 SAR Wave Mode Data for Significant Wave Height Retrieval (Forthcoming/Available Online). Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. https://doi.org/10.1080/07038992.2019.1573136
Ballester-Berman JD, Sanchez-Jerez P & Marino A (2018) Detection of aquaculture structures using Sentinel-1 data. In: EUSAR 2018: 12th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar Electronic Proceedings, 04 - 07 June, 2018, Aachen, Germany. Proceedings of the European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, EUSAR. 12th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, EUSAR 2018, 04.06.2018-07.06.2018. Aachen, Germany: VDE Verlag, pp. 888-891. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8438138/
Marino A (2018) Iceberg Detection with L-Band ALOS-2 Data Using the Dual-POL Ratio Anomaly Detector. In: IGARSS 2018 - 2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing IGARSS. IGARSS 2018 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Valencia, Spain, 22.07.2018-27.07.2018. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/igarss.2018.8519206
Marino A (2018) Monitoring Bridges Vibration Using a Ground Based Radar. In: IGARSS 2018 - 2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing IGARSS. IGARSS 2018 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Valencia, Spain, 22.07.2018-27.07.2018. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/igarss.2018.8519480
Davaasuren N, Marino A, Boardman C, Alparone M, Nunziata F, Ackermann N & Hajnsek I (2018) Detecting microplastics pollution in world oceans using sar remote sensing. In: IGARSS 2018 - 2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing IGARSS. IGARSS 2018 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Valencia, Spain, 22.07.2018-27.07.2018. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE, pp. 938-941. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2018.8517281
Ferrentino E, Marino A, Nunziata F & Migliaccio M (2018) A dual-polarimetric approach to earthquake damage assessment (Forthcoming/Available Online). International Journal of Remote Sensing. https://doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2018.1511935
Zhang T, Marino A, Xiong H & Yu W (2018) A ship detector applying Principal Component Analysis to the polarimetric Notch Filter. Remote Sensing, 10 (6), Art. No.: 948. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs10060948
Marino A, Velotto D & Nunziata F (2017) Offshore Metallic Platforms Observation Using Dual-Polarimetric TS-X/TD-X Satellite Imagery: A Case Study in the Gulf of Mexico. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 10 (10), pp. 4376-4386. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2017.2718584
Marino A (2017) Trace coherence: A new operator for polarimetric and interferometric SAR IMAGES. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 55 (4), pp. 2326-2339. https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=&doi=10.1109%2fTGRS.2016.2641742&partnerID=40&md5=0ab14718870480f4a3e734aef9877f1e; https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2016.2641742
Marino A, Dierking W & Wesche C (2016) A Depolarization Ratio Anomaly Detector to Identify Icebergs in Sea Ice Using Dual-Polarization SAR Images. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 54 (9), pp. 5602-5615. https://doi.org/10.1109/tgrs.2016.2569450
Marino A & Hajnsek I (2015) Ship Detection with TanDEM-X Data Extending the Polarimetric Notch Filter. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 12 (10), pp. 2160-2164. https://doi.org/10.1109/LGRS.2015.2453235
Marino A & Hajnsek I (2015) Statistical tests for a ship detector based on the Polarimetric Notch Filter. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53 (8), pp. 4578-4595. https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2015.2402312
Marino A & Hajnsek I (2015) Statistical tests for a ship detector based on the polarimetric notch filter. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53 (8), pp. 4578-4595. https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2015.2402312
Marino A, Sanjuan-Ferrer MJ, Hajnsek I & Ouchi K (2015) Ship detection with spectral analysis of synthetic aperture radar: A comparison of new and well-known algorithms. Remote Sensing, 7 (5), pp. 5416-5439. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs70505416