Oriol Monserrat

Oriol Monserrat

Head of Department, Division Manager, Senior Researcher

Division: Geomatics
Category: Research
Phone: +34 93 645 29 00     Ext: 2248
Fax: +34 93 645 29 01
Website: https://www.researchgate.net/

Oriol Monserrat holds a PhD in aerospace science and technology from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (2012) and a degree in mathematics from the University of Barcelona (2004). In 2003 he started working as a researcher in the Active Remote Sensing Unit of the Geomatics Institute. Since January 2014 works as a Head of the Remote Sensing Department of the Division of Geomatics at the Technological Centre of Telecommunications of Catalunya (CTTC-www.cttc.es).

His research activity is related to the analysis of satellite, airborne and terrestrial remote sensing data and the development of scientific and technical applications using mainly active sensors, such as the Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) radar, Real aperture Radar (RAR) and laser scanners. In addition, he has experience with passive sensors. From the point of view of the application, Dr. Monserrat is specialized in the measurement and monitoring of deformations using SAR interferometry techniques (InSAR). His most relevant research includes: (i) the development of algorithms and analysis methods for SAR interferometry, differential SAR interferometry (DInSAR) and terrestrial SAR; (ii) processing and analysis of remote sensing data; (iii) terrestrial remote sensing techniques: terrestrial laser scanner, SAR and RAR; iv) the measurement of deformations with Remote Sensing Data. This last aspect is directly related to applications related with natural hazards risk management, and in particular, with landslide and Subsidence hazards.

In his research career he has participated in different projects (most of them related to Geohazards) of the Sixth and Seventh Framework Programs of the EU (Galahad, SubCoast, PanGeo and Aphorism) as well as H2020 (HEIMDALL, GYMS). He has also participated in outstanding projects funded by the European Space Agency (PSIC4, Terrafirma and Respond). He has also participated in national projects of different ministries (Xlide, Lira and Mides). Since January 2016, he has been the coordinator of the SAFETY project (Ref ECHO / SUB / 2015/718679 / Prev02) funded by the EC-ECHO (European Commission, Directorate-General Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection). In addition, during the next two years he will coordinate the U-Geohaz project framed in the H2020 program within the ECHO call. Finally, he has more than 90 scientific publications, of which 32 are in international indexed journals (ISI). He has also directed a completed doctoral thesis and has two in progress.

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2505-6855

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).
Int'l conferences
, 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).
, , , Monitoring a tall tower through radar interferometry: the case of the Collserola tower in Barcelona , 11th International conference on vibration measurements by laser and noncontact techniques — AIVELA2014,vol. 1600, pp 171-179, June 2014, Ancona, Italy 24 – 26 June 2014, Luzi G., M. Crosetto, O. Monserrat, “Monitoring a tall tower through radar interferometry: the case of the Collserola tower in Barcelona”.11th International conference on vibration measurements by laser and noncontact techniques — AIVELA2014 Ancona, Italy 24 – 26 June 2014, vol. 1600, pp 171-179..