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Dr Roberto Sabia 
European Space Agency, ESRIN

Tel: 39 06 94188 354 
Fax: 39 06 94180 602

Roberto Sabia received the M.Sc. degree (cum laude) in marine environmental sciences, curriculum in oceanography, from the Università degli Studi di Napoli “Parthenope”, Naples, Italy, in 2002 and the Ph.D. degree (cum laude) from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, in 2008, with a thesis on the salinity retrieval within the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission.

In 2006, he was a Visiting Ph.D. Student with the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, U.K., where he worked on salinity retrieval at different spatial scales. From 2008 to 2010, he was with the SMOS Barcelona Expert Centre (SMOS-BEC), Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain, where he worked on improvement and assessment of the salinity retrieval algorithms within the SMOS mission. In 2010, he has led a European COST Action proposal titled “SMOS Mission Oceanographic Data Exploitation (SMOS-MODE)”, successfully selected for implementation and funded for the period 2011-2015.

Since November 2010, he is a post-doc research fellow at European Space Agency (ESA), ESRIN premises, in Frascati, Italy, where he also acts as Technical Officer and as Coordinator of the ESA STSE 'Changing Earth Science Network'.

He was the recipient ex aequo of the best Ph.D. Award in remote sensing of the Spanish Chapter of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society and the best European Ph.D. Award (5 awardees) in remote sensing of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, both in 2008.