Simonetta Paloscia after graduation she joined the National Research Council (C.N.R.) where she worked in agrometeorology and microwave remote sensing studies concerning natural surfaces. Since 1987 she is with IFAC-CNR (Institute of Applied Physics) and her research currently concerns with the study of microwave emission and scattering of soil (both bare and snow-covered) and vegetation.
Since January 2004 she is leader of the Microwave Remote Sensing group at IFAC, and scientific responsible of the research line “Microwave Remote Sensing of natural surfaces”, within the framework of the Earth Observation Project of CNR.
She has coordinated the activities of ground truth data collection and data analysis in various microwave remote sensing campaigns. She was Principal investigator and co-investigator of many national and international projects (ASI, EC, ESA, JAXA). Since 1996 she is Principal Investigators in a Science Team of JAXA, for the use of AQUA/AMSR-E and GCOM/AMSR-2 microwave data in algorithms for measuring soil moisture and vegetation biomass from satellites.
She was member of organizing and steering committees of some international meetings, such as the Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing Applications and the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). She is member of the permanent Steering Committee of MicroRad Meeting and she also was General Co-chair of the MicroRad 1999 and 2008 meetings organized in Florence.
She is regular referee of the following international journals: IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing e International Journal of Remote Sensing. She is also Associate Editor of the International Journal of Remote Sensing
She is Senior member of IEEE and she was nominated Fellow in 2012, and Fellow of Electromagnetics Academy of Cambridge (MA, USA).
She is author and co-author of more than 60 works published on international journals and books, of more than 90 papers published on pr