Anna Barra

Anna Barra

Research Assistant

Division: Geomatics
Category: Research
Phone: +34 93 645 29 00     Ext: 2140
Fax: +34 93 645 29 01

Anna Barra received her M.Sc. Degree in Engineering Geology (Geology Applied to Engineering, Land Use Planning and Risks) from Sapienza University of Rome (2013). She has been specializing in remote sensing techniques and GIS- based approaches thanks to several collaborations and project participations, some of them in foreign countries: University of Waterloo (Canada), Pontificia Universidade Católica (PUCrio, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil). In 2014, she was involved in the Research agreement FRANARISK between the Earth Science Department of Sapienza University of Rome and the Province of Rome, working for one year at the Earth Science Department of Sapienza University, on a landslide susceptibility study in an area of the Province of Rome (center of Italy). She arrived at CTTC in March 2015, as Visitor Researcher, holding a 9 months scholarship granted by University of Rome Sapienza, and she is now a Research Assistant in the Remote Sensing Department (RSD) of the Geomatics Division (since March 2016). Since 2016, she is also doing the PhD in the Geotechnical Engineering program at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) Univerity, Department of Civil and Enviromental Engineering (ECA), Barcelona, Spain.

Her research here is mainly focused on the development of tools and methodologies for the full exploitation of Sentinel-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Differential Interferometry (DInSAR) in the geological hazards (landslide, volcanic, subsidence) monitoring and risk management. The interpretation of the DInSAR derived products (like the deformation velocity maps) can be complex and misleading, mostly for a final user who is not familiar with the DInSAR technique. For this reason, the DInSAR is still not fully integrated in the existing risk management and monitoring structures as a constant and periodical complementary input. In this contest, and in the framework of European projects (Safety, U-Geohaz), she is developing semi-automatic methodologies to generate simple and reliable maps, in order to facilitate the interpretation and the practical use of the DInSAR in the risk management at a regional scale.

ORCID: 0000-0001-6254-7931


R. Tomás, J. Ignacio Pagán, , M. Cano, J. Luis Pastor, A. Riquelme, , , , , J. M. López-Sánchez, A. Ramón, S. Iborra, M. del Soldato, L. Solari, S. Bianchini, F. Raspini, F. Novali, A. Ferreti, M. Constantini, F. Trillo, G. Herrera, N. Casagli, Semi-Automatic Identification and Pre-Screening of Geological–Geotechnical Deformational Processes Using Persistent Scatterer Interferometry Datasets , Remote Sensing, Vol. 11, No. 14, July 2019.
R. Sarro, R. M. Mateos, G. Herrera, I. García-Moreno, P. Reichenbach, I. P. Carralero, J. Naranjo, M. Béjar-Pizarro, , L. Solari, R. Onori, , S. Bianchini, C. López, S. Moretti, E. González-Alonso, S. Ligüérzana, F. Ardizzone, , P. Pagliara, Methodology for assessing rockfall susceptibility within the ambit of Civil Protection: The SAFETY Project , In Proceedings of the 6th Interdisciplinary Workshop on Rockfall Protection (RocExs 2017), 22-24 May 2017, Barcelona (Spain).
, G. Herrera, S. Bianchini, E. González-Alonso, R. Onori, P. Reichenbach, I. P. Carralero, , R. M. Mateos, L. Solari, S. Ligüérzana, P. Pagliara, F. Ardizzone, R. Sarro, , M. Béjar-Pizarro, S. Moretti, C. López, L. García-Cañada, M. A. Benito-Saz, The SAFETY project: Sentinel-1 for civil protection geohazars management , In Proceedings of European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017 (EGU 2017). 23–28 April 2017, Vienna (Austria).