Team

European Space Agency – ESA

PhD Fabrizio Niro

Institute of Geodesy and Cartography

Professor Katarzyna Dabrowska – Zieliñska

Head of Remote Sensing Centre – IGiK, She received PhD degree from the Australian National University in Canberra. She was awarded the Fulbright grant in USDA in 1995. Her main research interests are related to the use of information derived from optical Theme: Research Potential Coordination and support action (Supporting) FP7-REGPOT-2012-2013-1 16 and microwave sensors for water and energy balance for the areas of agriculture and wetlands. She is developing models for crop yield forecasting, crop growth assessment, environmental monitoring, drought detection and monitoring, detection of water deficit and its impact on yield reduction, natural hazards and wetlands management.

She is the leader from IGIK of the research projects carried out within 6th and 7th EU Framework Programmes (FP6 INTAS PACINE FP6 Geoland, FP7 Geoland2, FP7 CEUBIOM, FP7 GIONET), Manager of Maria Sklodowska-Curie Joint Fund II (Cooperation with NOAA-NESDIS) and PI of projects in cooperation with ESA. She is the leader of the projects founded by ESA: PECS CarbonASAPSERENEPOLWET and ESA Express Procurement Sentinel-1 Soil Moistre Product Validation. She is the principal investigator of Polish-Norwegian Research Programme FINEGRASS.

Professor Katarzyna Dabrowska – Zielinska is the Head of the Group for Earth Observation Copernicus Programme in the Polish Committee of Space and Satellite Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences. She plays a representative role on behalf of the Committee for Copernicus User Forums in Brussels. She is a member of Polish National Committee – International Geosphere and Biosphere Programme International Council of Science (ICSU), Scientific Board of the Institute of Geodesy and Cartography, Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration, Space and Natural Disasters Reduction Committee, European Remote Sensing Laboratories and National Expert of Foresight Programme. She was the invited lecturer at ESA Advanced Training Course in Land Remote Sensing in 2011

Prof. Dabrowska-Zielinska is also a National Coordinator of ERASMUS Mundus MSc Course in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management (GEM), she is the reviewer and supervisor of Polish and foreign PhD thesis. She is an author of numerous publications in Polish and international scientific journals.

Contact details:
Tel: +48 022 329-19-74
E-mail: katarzyna.dabrowska-zielinska@igik.edu.pl

PhD Eng. Zbigniew Bochenek

Since nearly 40 years he has been involved in numerous research works aimed at applications of satellite and aerial data for agriculture, forestry and land use mapping. He is the co-author of the methodology of monitoring crop growth conditions in Poland with the use of satellite meteorological images and object-oriented method for land cover classification at European scale within Geoland2 SATChMo Core Mapping Service. His interests concentrate on research works related to mapping urban areas with the use of high-resolution satellite data and object-oriented classification techniques, development of different remote sensing methods based on aerial/satellite data applied to agriculture and forestry and use of EO data for land use mapping and crop yield assessment. He has been a Manager of MARS Programme Action 1-Regional Inventories in Poland as well Manager of the joint Polish-Canadian project aimed at creation a Crop Condition Assessment System in Poland and Leader of the projects on using multi-source satellite data for monitoring land use changes. He is an author of numerous publications in Polish and international scientific journals. He is the editor of the Proceedings of EARSeL Symposium 2006 and co-editor of on-line scientific journal EARSeL Proceedings. Dr. Bochenek is the representative of Poland in the EARSeL Council (European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories).

Contact details:
Tel: +48 022 329-19-77
E-mail: zbigniew.bochenek@igik.edu.pl

MSc Maciej Bartold

Since October 2014 MSc Maciej Bartold is carrying out four-year doctoral (PhD) studies conducted at Department of Geoinformatics, Cartography and Remote Sensing , Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw.

MSc Maciej Bartold graduated from the University of Warsaw, Department of Geography and Regional Studies in 2008. For his MSc. degree he was studying forest classification using hyperspectral image Hyperion (EO-1). In 2009, he completed post-graduate study in the Military University of Technology about GIS, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing and its implementation in national economy, country defence and environment protection.

His researches are focused on analyzing vegetation conditions and monitoring natural disasters applying time-series of satellite images derived from Terra.MODISSPOT Vegetation and Proba-V missions. Mr Bartold is also involved in field data collection in order to analyze vegetation conditions over wetlands and agricultural areas in Poland. He is an author and co-author of publications in international and Polish journals and peer reviewed conference proceedings.

Contact details:
Tel: +48 022 329-19-78
E-mail: maciej.bartold@igik.edu.pl

MSc Radoslaw Gurdak

Since 2016 in Remote Sensing Centre at the Institute of Geodesy and Cartography. Since October 2017 MSc Radoslaw Gurdak is carrying out four-year doctoral (PhD) studies conducted at Department of Geoinformatics, Cartography and Remote Sensing , Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw.

MSc Radosław Gurdak graduated at the University of Warsaw, Department of Geography and Regional Studies in 2014. For his MSc. degree he was studying Digital geomorphological map of małopolskie voivodeship in scale 1: 300 000 with geoinformatics methods. He is responsible for in-situ measurements collections (soil moisture, LAI, APAR, carbon balance, radiance temperature, chlorophyll, wet and dry biomass). Mr. Gurdak completed the course of the spectroradiometer (ASD FieldSpec 4 Hi-Res) operation.

His research focused on analyzing biophysical parameters applying satellite images derived from Sentinel-2, Sentinel-3 and Proba-V missions. Within the framework of ESA-funded project POLWET he is responsible for processing microwave images (ALOS-2, ENVISAT, ERS, Sentinel-1) and production of the maps of roughness, soil moisture, the spring floods. His latest research activities are concentrated on assessing the quality of low and medium-resolution images under ESA-funded project on land products validation.

In 2016-2018 he attended in many national and international conferences (SPIE, IGARSS, LPVE, Proba-V Symposium, FLEX and EARSeL Workshops). He presented the results of his research during oral presentations and poster sessions. Mr Gurdak took part in an internship in Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena where he expanded his knowledge on SAR data. Mr. Gurdak is also involved in field data collection in order to analyze vegetation conditions over wetlands and agricultural areas in Poland. Since 2017 Mr Gurdak is a team member who conducts research within the JECAM Poland study site. Mr Gurdak is also experienced in field data collection for Calibration/Validation of space-based observations, performed within the framework of ESA funded project entitled Land Products Validation and Characterisation in support to Proba-V, S-2 and S-3 missions.

Contact details:
Tel: +48 022 329-19-78
E-mail: radoslaw.gurdak@igik.edu.pl

MSc Eng. Patryk Grzybowski

MSc Eng. Patryk Grzybowski was graduated from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Forestry in the field of spatial management. The title of his Eng. thesis was Local spatial managment plans in a geoportal of Otwock and the title of his Mcs thesis was Using of airbone laser scanning data in urban stocktaking.

He has been working at the Remote Sensing Centre IGiK since April 2017. He is involved in the following projects: ESA LPVPNCBiR GyroScan and Corine Land Cover. Patryk Grzybowski is a part of team which collects data in a field. His main areas of interests are concentrated on using remote sensing methods in agriculture and urban areas.

Contact details:
Tel: +48 022 329-19-89
E-mail: patryk.grzybowski@igik.edu.pl