Dr. Sabrina Melchionna, founder of the company, is a physicist, specialized in Satellite data analysis for Earth Observation and passionate in the elaborated procedures of SAR data processing and interpretation.
She has 15 years of professional experience in:
- radar satellite (SAR) data calibration and processing;
- segmentation and classification of optical and hyperspectral satellite imagery;
- development of algorithms for data analysis of ground based weather- and cloud- radar.
Dr. Melchionna was born in 1975 in Bari, Italy, where she grew up just next to the Adriatic Sea, developing a sense of responsibility for the protection of our environment.
She gained her degree in Physics and her post-graduation degree in Technologies of Space Remote Sensing at the University of Bari, and she worked on urban areas classification of optical satellite images for the remote sensing leading company Planetek Italia.
In 2005 she moved to Chemnitz, Germany, to work at the electrical engineering department as researcher and teaching assistant.
The next year she started her PhD studies at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, developing a novel target classification algorithm for hydrometeors recognition based on cloud radar spectral and polarimetric signatures (dissertation full text).
She then moved to Delft, The Netherlands, where she got in touch with an awesome international scientific community.
In 2013 she moved to Bremen, back in Germany. She worked as research scientist at the institute of Oceanography, University of Hamburg, to develop standard procedure for the calibration and analysis of multi-frequency polarimetric SAR data for the monitoring of German intertidal flats (DeMarine-2).
In 2016 Dr. Melchionna founded her own Earth Observation company in Bremen.
Dr. Melchionna is an active member of the networking group WIA – Woman In Aerospace (http://wia-europe.org/), tackling the task of expanding women’s opportunities for leadership in the aerospace sector.
Dr. Melchionna loves reading, hiking, and has recently developed a teeny passion for Sci-Fi.